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Live-blogging Day 5 of the labor demonstrations against Scott Walker at the Wisconsin Capitol

 Madison city officials march with with public employees (video)

In the midst of the evening rally on the Capitol Square, Madison officials supported city employees by marching from the City-County Building to Overture Center for a Common Council meeting. >More
 Walker to Dem senators, unions: No negotiation, no compromise

If anyone thought Gov. Scott Walker -- in his frantic push to extract unilateral concessions from state employees and break the back of public employee unions throughout the state -- could not possibly be more arrogant, they were wrong. Walker took this aspect of his character to a whole new level late this afternoon, in a press conference in his office. >More
 Photos from Thursdays rallies, Senate Democrats' walk-out and Wisconsin Capitol blockade

 Eyewitness to history: Democrats shut down the Wisconsin Senate

As tens of thousands of demonstrators surrounded the building, a small orange card handed to me by Steve Walters, dean of the Capitol press corps, allowed me access to the extraordinary events taking place behind the scenes. I was there among the protesters, packed so thickly into the building's corridors that it took me more than a half hour to get my press pass and make it back to the Senate. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Inside the Wisconsin State Capitol during Wednesday's demonstrations (video)

The atmosphere around the Capitol was raucous, to say the least, on Wednesday. It was hard to get inside, but videographer Ben Reiser managed to capture these scenes. >More
 Wisconsin students take aim at Voter ID Bill

Students at the UW-Madison don't always bother to vote, even when it's easy for them. Now the GOP wants to make this harder, and students are gearing up for a fight. "I believe the something that the Associated Students of Madison [ASM], and students in general, need to strongly denounce and actively fight," says Sam Polstein, co-sponsor of a UW-Madison student council resolution protesting the proposed changes. >More
 A new book revisits Steven Avery's conviction for a crime he didn't commit

I've been a prosecutor for 22 years, and I thought I'd seen it all. I've been called to crime scenes in the middle of the night to view victims with gunshot or stab wounds lying in pools of congealing blood. I've comforted overwrought rape victims paralyzed by fear so they could muster the courage to take the stand. >More
 Rampage! All hell breaks loose as Gov. Scott Walker runs roughshod over public employees

The upheaval started last Friday. Gov. Scott Walker announced a "budget-repair bill" that would end nearly all collective bargaining rights for most of the state's public employees, as well as usher in changes to undermine union support. Walker also proposed increasing public employees' contributions to their pensions and health insurance. His goal, he said, is to help make up the huge shortfall in the state budget without resorting to furloughs and layoffs. >More
 Live-blogging Day 4 of the labor demonstrations against Scott Walker at the Wisconsin Capitol

With several area school districts closed and teachers, along with those who support them, asked to head to the Capitol, Day 4 of the downtown Madison demonstrations promise to be the biggest of the week. Follow developments, and add your own, here. >More
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