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Another Chicken Little budget for Madison schools

It's a good thing Madison is a full of certified smarty-pants. It takes a high level of smarts just to comprehend the complex and shifting budget situation faced by the Madison school district. Even some school board members have a hard time making sense of it. >More
 Tommy Thompson, 'real people' to attend 2010 Madison Tea Party rally

An organizer for tomorrow's Tax Day Tea Party at Capitol Square expects thousands of people will be on hand to salute the grassroots conservative movement. >More
 Neighbors vow to fight Copps grocery store in Grandview Commons

A group of battle-ready residents on Tuesday kicked off plans to oppose a proposed grocery store on Madison's east side. The group, consisting of more than a dozen neighbors in the Grandview Commons development, hopes to rally support to block the construction of a 62,000-square foot Copps store in their town square on North Star Drive. >More
 Noam Chomsky urges Madison crowd to reach out to Tea Partiers

Noam Chomsky made a connection with an unlikely radical in his speech at the Orpheum Theatre last night: Joseph Stack, the 53-year-old software engineer who flew a plane into an IRS building in Texas in February. >More
 Hanging with the Dane County GOP for the spring 2010 election night

Like a moth to a flame, I was drawn back. Less than a month after Isthmus published the tale of my month embedded in the Dane County Republican Party, I found myself hanging out with local conservatives again, this time at their monthly Pints and Politics event. >More
 Bill McKibben issues an urgent call to action

Environmentalist Bill McKibben has been writing about climate change since publishing The End of Nature in 1990. In his 10th book, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (2007), he argued for the importance of local food systems and local culture in the fight against global warming. >More
 Former alder Dorothy Borchardt complains about Ald. Mark Clear's endorsements

Former Ald. Dorothy Borchardt complained to the Madison Common Council and City Attorney Michael May about endorsements Ald. Mark Clear sent out regarding Tuesday's elections. >More
 Live-blogging the 2010 spring election in Madison and Dane County

Only one in ten of you are predicted to vote in the 2010 spring election featuring races for Dane County Board, Madison school board and some judgeships. With a sky-full of clouds and some thunderstorms in the morning, those predictions are looking pretty good. >More
 PETA sues UW-Madison over animal research records

The Virginia-based national group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) today filed a lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin for what it says are multiple violations of the state's Open Records Law. >More
 Allied and Langdon neighborhoods lagging in Madison census response

The U.S. Census website shows that Madison's response rate is currently at 59%. Dubuque, Iowa, leads municipalities of 50,000 or more with a 70% response rate so far. And Wisconsin is tied with South Dakota among states at 62%; the national rate is 52%. The Census also breaks down the response rates by neighborhood and in Madison. >More
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