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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
 Checkout time at the Highlander Motor Inn

David Sisson didn't expect to be in the middle of a combat zone when he moved his prosthetics business next to the Highlander Motor Inn in 2007. But that's what the last couple of months have felt like, as he's witnessed several police raids at the hotel. >More
 Judge Crabb's hate mail on National Day of Prayer

With the National Day of Prayer upon us, I went over to Judge Barbara Crabb's office to look at the mail she's received since she declared this day unconstitutional. Last month, she ruled that "the government has taken sides on a matter that must be left to individual conscience.... The government may not use its authority to try to influence an individual's decision whether and when to pray." >More
 Monkeys suffered and died at UW-Madison

Clearly, something significant happened for the UW-Madison to revoke the animal-use privileges of researcher Michele Basso last year. But what, exactly? >More
 Grandview Commons residents say Copp's undercuts promises that were made

Barbara Davis found what she thought was her dream home three years ago when she moved to Madison from St. Louis and bought a home in Grandview Commons, on the city's far east side. Now she worries that the addition of a large grocery store could turn that dream into a nightmare. >More
 Private funds sought for downtown Madison policing initiative

Ald. Mike Verveer remembers it well -- the late-night attacks in which drunk people were accosted, robbed and brutally beaten. "For a fairly significant period, there was a palpable level of fear in the downtown area, particularly in the campus area," says Verveer of the wave of violent muggings in downtown Madison in the summer of 2006. "To make matters worse, around the same time, there were a series of brutal stranger sexual assaults." >More
 Ald. Mark Clear holds off challenge to win Madison Common Council presidency

Discontent with Common Council leadership over the past two years was not strong enough to usher in a new regime as the council voted Mark Clear, the current president pro-tem, to president. >More
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