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MFD investigators call Capitol Hill Apartments fire accidental, originated in Underground Kitchen (updated)

Madison fire investigators have determined that the fire that destroyed the Capitol Hills apartment building on June 30 began in a wait station in Underground Kitchen, a ground-level restaurant, according to Madison Fire Department's public information officer Lori Wirth. The fire is believed to have been accidental. >More
 Candidates react to 48th Assembly District special election victory by Chris Taylor

After defeating five other Democrats in Tuesday's special primary, Chris Taylor, public policy director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, is set to be the new representative for Wisconsin's 48th Assembly District. However, legislative redistricting could affect the area Taylor represents -- including her home. >More
 Chris Taylor tops six-way race in Wisconsin Assembly 48th District primary

Barring a successful write-in challenge, Wisconsin's 48th Assembly District has elected its new representative. >More
 Wisconsin progressive groups rally, call for a Prosser leave of absence

Progressive groups, elected officials and protesters led a call for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser to step down pending the results of an investigation into his workplace behavior at a rally Tuesday afternoon. Held at noon on the Capitol steps facing State Street, it was organized by Lisa Subeck, City of Madison alder and executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. >More
 Wisconsin women's rights groups holding Capitol rally to pressure Prosser

Several Wisconsin women's rights organizations will lead a rally at the Capitol on Tuesday to call for state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser to step aside pending results of an investigation into his behavior. >More
 A guide to 48th Assembly District special election night parties

The race to fill the recently vacated 48th Assembly District seat effectively closes on Tuesday, and with the end of every election comes election night parties. >More
 Wisconsin Republicans accused of 'gerrymandering' elections with redistricting plan

As expected, Wisconsin's Republican legislators released a redistricting plan Friday, side-stepping the traditional process already underway. The move comes ahead of this month's recall elections, which could break the GOP's majority control of the Legislature. "It's clearly a Republican gerrymander, there's no question about that," says Mike McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. >More
 Madison legislators argue against allowing guns in Capitol

The debate over whether Wisconsin should implement "shall-issue" concealed carry legislation comes to an end as Gov. Scott Walker signs Senate Bill 93 into law in Wausau Friday afternoon, but questions about the implementation of the new law still linger. One question in particular stands out: Will concealed weapons be allowed in the Capitol building? >More
 Madison to explore installing on-street bike corrals

By the end of the month, cyclists may be able to park at two proposed on-street bike corrals in central Madison. The concept has taken off in Europe, been imported to bike-friendly cities like Portland, Ore., and Boulder, Colo., and has even gained counter-intuitive traction in Milwaukee, where an on-street bike corral has been installed outside an Alterra Coffee shop. >More
 Future uncertain for fire-damaged Capitol Hill Apartments building

The owner of the historic Capitol Hill Apartments building at 24 N. Webster St. hopes he'll be able to rehab the property following a June 30 fire that displaced 27 residents and shuttered two ground-level businesses. "The building is very near and dear to his heart," says Bonnie Brink, referring to the building's owner, Duane Hendrickson. >More
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