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Wisconsin Capitol still closed to public as rumors fly

The Department of Administration released a statement that it is complying with an injunction to open the Capitol to the public, even though most people are still being barred from the building. >More
 Nurse denied medical supplies in Capitol shutdown

I saw Ruth again today, and met her for the first time. I even learned her last name: Fox. I knew Ruth from last Thursday, when I was in the Assembly chamber, watching Republicans table amendment after amendment proposed by Democrats -- all of them, it turns out. >More
 Five stories from The People's Microphone at the Wisconsin Capitol

During the noon hour at the more-or-less ongoing rally taking place at the King Street entrance to the state Capitol, between the line to get into the building and the backdrop of a large inflatable replica of what we'll call a robber baron fat cat holding a worker in its paw, ralliers set up a microphone to let the people speak. >More
 Dane County DA Ismael Ozanne, Sheriff Dave Mahoney weigh in on Capitol access

At a press conference today at noon, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and Sheriff Dave Mahoney gave dramatic testimony to the widening divide between some members of the law enforcement community and Gov. Scott Walker. "My deputies will not be palace guards," Mahoney says he told state officials. >More
 This is what creativity looks like, part XIII: Michael Kienitz captures the Rotunda spirit

Acclaimed photojournalist Michael Kienitz visited the Capitol Rotunda last Saturday, as many tens of thousands of people rallied outside, and recorded the testimonials demonstrators were giving to the assembled crowd inside the Rotunda, compiled into this documentary short. >More
 Dane County judge files temporary restraining order to open Wisconsin Capitol

Dane County Judge Daniel Moeser issued a temporary restraining order opening the state Capitol to the general public. The lawsuit was brought by the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, and other groups, in trying to force the Department of Administration to open the Capitol to the public for hearings. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 16

 Small, committed group hopes to remain inside Wisconsin Capitol Monday night

Compared to the clamor produced by throngs parading around the Square and assembling for protests each afternoon and evening over the past few weeks -- accompanied by satellite trucks, bagpiping fire fighters and curious onlookers -- the corner of Caroll and Mifflin Streets is deader than downtown Dodgeville. >More
 Lockdown at Wisconsin Capitol doesn't keep out public passion

I just got back from the state Capitol, now in lockdown mode. At least 1,000 people are gathered outside, not liking the exclusion. The chants included "Arrest Walker!" and "Whose house? Our house!" I saw a man at one entrance, pleading to be let in: "Is it possible for me to speak with my assemblyperson, Sondy Pope-Roberts?" The answer was no. >More
 Overnight protesters hold steady inside Wisconsin Capitol in face of lockdown

Aly Kaplan had planned to go home on Monday morning. But after the Department of Administration locked the general public out of the Capitol building, she felt she had a duty to stay. "I'm not going to go anywhere until the doors open," Kaplan said around noon Monday. "Somebody has to be here to represent what we're doing." >More
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