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Edgewater process: Hurry up and wait?

The quest to secure the necessary city approvals for the Edgewater Hotel expansion, set to culminate in a marathon Common Council meeting Tuesday night, has been driven by an almost palpable sense of urgency. And yet, testimony last week's Board of Estimates meeting suggested that the project might effectively be stalled until November. >More
 A tiff over TIF: Edgewater subsidy merits debated on eve of Council decision

Opponents of the Edgewater Hotel project's city loan squared off with city staff and developers Monday on the eve of what could be the project's final showdown. >More
 Edgewater fatigue be damned: Monday's meeting will be televised

Clark, the station manager of Madison City Channel, says the mayor's office had nothing to do with his initial decision not to cover Monday night's informational meeting for Common Council members on the city's planned $16 million TIF subsidy to the Edgewater hotel project. There was no pressure, no threats, not even a phone call or email. >More
 Madison hotel room tax revenues up slightly from 2009

Madison got some good news Friday, with Comptroller Dean Brasser reporting that hotel room tax revenues are up 2.9% in the first quarter compared to last year. >More
 Warner Park geese pardoned

A hostile crowd of geese supporters groaned at airport representatives after waiting nearly three hours for the agenda item to come up at the marathon six-hour meeting Wednesday night. >More
 Volunteers for America

When John F. Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country," the message caught fire almost as soon as he uttered it. Nearly 50 years later, Barack Obama's "call to service" has also spread far and wide, with a modern, high-tech twist. >More
 GOP challengers smell opportunity against Russ Feingold

Dave Westlake, one of the state's three announced Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, puts it this way: "I think I've got as good a chance as anybody." He doesn't. >More
 Who will fill Spencer Black's shoes in Wisconsin Assembly?

When Rep. Spencer Black (D-Madison) announced this weekend that he won't be running for reelection this fall, one of the first questions was who would win his seat? >More
 Madison committees to grapple with Edgewater Hotel project again Monday night

The Common Council decided to go ahead and hold both meetings at the same time on the same night, in an effort to move the project ahead for a Common Council vote at its May 18th meeting. Some have criticized the move. With all the scrutiny the project has gotten, how will people decide which meeting to go to? How will the developer be able to ask questions from both bodies? >More
 Two new projects proposed for West Mifflin area

Two building proposals for West Mifflin Street area were unveiled at a neighborhood meeting Wednesday night -- offering perhaps a glimpse of what could be in store for the iconic student neighborhood. >More
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