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After Edgewater saga, Madison moves to streamline development process

Madison is a tough place to do business -- or at least that's the notion held by many people inside and outside the business community. The city's Landmarks Commission, which was entangled in controversy during the approval process for redeveloping the Edgewater Hotel, met Monday to discuss where that notion came from, and how to debunk it. >More
 Lilada Gee, survivor

Lilada Gee was 6 years old the first time an adult family member sexually abused her. Throughout the ensuing years, she struggled with issues including clinical depression, post-traumatic stress and low self-esteem. Now, as an adult, Gee is committed to helping girls and women who are victims of child sexual abuse. >More
 Madison takes another gander at goose control in Warner Park

In May, Canada geese at Warner Park were granted a reprieve, at least temporarily, from a plan to kill about 100 of them to improve airport safety. In a meeting on Tuesday night, it was made clear that geese aren't just a potential hazard to air traffic. They are seen by many as a nuisance. >More
 Mark Neumann's transfer fee 'screw-up'

Former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann, Republican candidate for governor, cited an inappropriate exemption to avoid paying tens of thousands of dollars in real estate transfer fees on land deals in 2008. >More
 Madison Peace Park panel stuck on 'odor rule'

A city committee delayed voting on a set of rules for the new Visitors Center in Lisa Link Peace Park Wednesday night due to concerns, mainly that they would discriminate against the city's homeless population. >More
 UW student working to transform, not restore, Haiti six months after earthquake

Would you prefer to live in a tent while retaining your job and savings, or in a temporary housing structure with nothing? Luckily, that's a question most of us don't have to answer. But for Haitian UW-Madison student Gergens Polynice, who saw these high-quality tents firsthand on a recent trip, the answer is obvious. >More
 Mark Neumann, candidate for Wisconsin governor, improperly avoided paying real-estate transfer fees

Former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann, Republican candidate for governor, cited an inappropriate exemption to avoid paying tens of thousands of dollars in real estate transfer fees on land deals in 2008. >More
 West-side residents concerned about plans for restaurant on Madison bike path

When Gail Martinelli was a kid, she would often play in a patch of woods on the west side of Madison near her home. "You could walk into that woods and get away from your parents and the noise of the city," she says. "It was all very mysterious there." Martinelli doesn't want to see that mysterious place destroyed. >More
 Gay rights go mainstream in Wisconsin politics

Lora Rae Anderson's political evolution is an appropriate metaphor for the future of gay rights in America. The 23-year-old Eau Claire native, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in May with a degree in music, comes from a religious and conservative family. So she saw participation in the College Republicans as a good way to meet people and stay active in current events. >More
 The Green Drive Expo brings alternative cars to Madison

"The money I was going to spend was the most I'd ever spent on a car," Eric Powers remembers. The founder and manager of next week's Green Drive Expo is explaining his conversion from longtime muscle-car enthusiast to green-car proponent. There was an epiphany: Get a vehicle that would provide the best possible gas mileage. He settled on a used Honda Insight hybrid: "It was a big revelation." >More
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