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Mike Verveer probe: Much ado, little substance

After 26 months of investigating, the state Justice Department has found that Madison Ald. Mike Verveer, a former Dane County Assistant District Attorney, committed no prosecutable violation of state law, according to a summary report released to Isthmus. >More
 A rebellion at Madison West High School over new curriculum

When Paul Radspinner's 15-year-old son Mitchell wanted to participate in a student sit-in last October outside West High School, he called his dad to ask permission. "He said he was going to protest, and wanted to make sure I had no problem with it. I thought, 'It's not the '60s anymore,'" recalls Radspinner. The students, he learned, were upset about planned curriculum changes, which they fear will eliminate elective class choices, a big part of the West culture. >More
 Executive decision: The contenders for Dane County Executive are easy to tell apart

In the campaign for Dane County executive, the candidates at times sound as though the apocalypse is upon us. The Republicans have taken control of the governor's seat and Legislature, and severe cuts -- to human services, school aid and money to local governments -- seem all but certain. Almost all of the candidates paint a bleak picture of the next four years, while offering hope they can carry the county through it. >More
 Executive decision: Eileen Bruskewitz, the conservative

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 Executive decision: Joe Parisi, government champion

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 Executive decision: Scott McDonell, the insider

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 Executive decision: Zach Brandon, the bold moderate

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 Executive decision: Spencer Zimmerman, the fringe candidate

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 Executive decision: Joe Wineke, the fighter

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 Dane County executive 2011 candidates sound off on facing a challenge

As part of its coverage of the campaign for Dane County executive, Isthmus is asking candidates a series of questions about governance. >More
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