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Ad wars heat up the 2014 Wisconsin governor's race

Like them or not -- and most people don't -- television ads are a mainstay of modern political campaigns. They arguably matter more than debates, websites and media coverage. A cynic might say that explains a lot. >More
 Ho-Chunk Nation will shutter its Madison casino's poker room in November

Local poker players will have one less place to play next month, as Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has signaled it will close its electronic poker room. Posters seen Thursday night at the far east side casino, formerly known as the Dejope Bingo Hall, say the eight-table poker room will shut down Nov. 15. >More
 UDC pushes for modern design for development on 1000 block of East Washington Avenue

As part of continuing efforts to revitalize East Washington Avenue, members of the city's Urban Design Commission are pushing for a more contemporary design for a new mixed-use development in the works on the 1000 block of the street. >More
 Forward Community Investments celebrates 20 years of good work

In 1994, a small group of investors, philanthropists and community developers gathered in the basement at First Baptist Church of Madison to establish the Madison Area Community Loan Fund " a group with much more ambition than its dry name suggested. >More
 Process to 'fix' Madison's landmarks ordinance limps along

Historic districts account for less than 1% of Madison's landmass, according to city staff. But boy, can they make a lot of trouble. >More
 Rivals for Wisconsin governor, attorney general differ on drunken driving

No one disputes that drunken driving is a serious problem in Wisconsin. But the candidates for governor and attorney general differ in how they would address it. >More
 Wisconsin candidates raise campaign cash behind closed doors

On Oct. 8, Mandy Wright held a fundraiser in Madison, at a bar across the street from the Wisconsin Capitol. The event listing said "we will be accepting donations of $250 or $100" from host sponsors, "but please know that donations of any size are greatly appreciated." >More
 Evangelical pastor requests June marriage license records for Wisconsin same-sex couples

A controversial anti-abortion activist has asked county clerks around the state for copies of marriage license applications processed from June 5 to June 16. Roughly 550 same-sex couples rushed to marry in the week after U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled the state's marriage ban unconstitutional on June 6. >More
 Madison aims to improve connection between the Municipal Building and City-County Building

With 23 different city departments spread between two different buildings, residents sometimes end up bouncing back and forth between the Madison Municipal Building and the City-County Building, both located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, searching for a particular office. >More
 Paul Ryan, hometown boy

Jackie Wood has known Paul Ryan since the 1980s, when he was a student at Craig High School, one of Janesville's two public high schools. At the time, Wood was president of the school's parent-teacher organization, and she was immediately impressed by Ryan's intelligence and confidence. >More
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