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Let's have an election! 13 of 20 Madison city council seats disputed in spring 2011

The deadline for candidate filings came and went Tuesday evening and, according to the Madison City Clerk's office, 13 Common Council seats will be disputed, along with the mayor's office. Candidates in races with more than two filings will face a primary on February 15. Otherwise, the general election is slated for April 5. >More
 Gov. Scott Walker's chilly reception: Inauguration day protest at Capitol draws hundreds

If one needed further proof that cold weather doesn't scare Wisconsinites, Monday morning's protest outside of Gov. Scott Walker's inauguration ceremony at the Capitol in Madison would definitely cover it. >More
 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker takes oath, dubs state 'open for business'

Scott Walker's inauguration contained enough pomp and circumstance to draw a snide remark from one of the reporters in attendance ("Isn't he supposed to be the frugal one?") but it also clearly marked the beginning of a new era in Wisconsin government. >More
 Wisconsin Gov. Elect Scott Walker names, defends his cabinet picks

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Gov.-Elect Walker gave new meaning to the term unflappable. Nearly every question asked whether he was "concerned" about this or that; his answer in every case was "No." >More
 Scott Walker's state-provided SUV cost more than $2,000 in first month

State taxpayers shelled out more than $2,000 in fees for the first month of a rental car used by Gov.-Elect Scott Walker. A receipt provided to Isthmus by the state Department of Transportation shows that, between Nov. 5, 2010, at 4:44 p.m., three days after the election, and Dec. 5, 2010, at 4:29 p.m., the car, a 2011 GMC Yukon XL, was driven 5,288 miles. >More
 Second Chances for Wisconsin prison inmates and dogs

Akeem Musa was released from prison last April after serving more than 15 years on drug charges. Unlike some inmates, he knew where he wanted to go when he got out: the Dane County Humane Society. And that's all thanks to an innovative program called Second Chances. >More
 Science Constellation concept unites campus facilities

Tom Zinnen sees it as a matter of geography. "If you fold a map of the UW-Madison campus in quarters, Babcock Hall is at the center of the creases. It's the heart of the life sciences and engineering campus," says Zinnen, the university's biotech outreach specialist. "The center of gravity on campus has shifted." >More
 With a vow to fight a Republican Capitol, Joe Wineke enters race for Dane County Executive

Sounding as much like he's running against Republican Governor-elect Scott Walker as the likes of Zach Brandon and Scott McDonell, Joe Wineke announced his campaign for Dane County executive Wednesday afternoon at the State Capitol and wasted no time in calling attention to the symbolism of the venue. >More
 Old University Avenue development gets nod from Madison Plan Commission

Plans for a major New Urbanist-style development project on an awkward triangle of land next to Campus Drive moved ahead this week, without much opposition as it won approval from the Plan Commission. The property is a wedge of land between Campus Drive, University Avenue and Highland Avenue. It will require the demolition of six buildings, create 130 apartment units, and 8,600 square feet of retail space. >More
 Rick Flowers of R Place sues city of Madison, alleging racial bias

Rick Flowers, owner of R Place on Park, has launched a civil action in U.S. District Court against the city of Madison, Police Chief Noble Wray, the city clerk and other defendants, alleging official misconduct, abuse of authority and violation of hisconstitutional rights. >More
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