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Would postponing council meeting improve Edgewater's chances?

There is a move afoot to reschedule Tuesday's pivotal Madison Common Council meeting on the fate of the Edgewater Hotel. The stated reason is the potential for bad weather but bettering the project's chances for approval may also be playing a role. >More
 Verveer 'fed up' with behind-the-scenes maneuvering on Edgewater

For much of the last year, Madison Mayor Dave Ciewslewicz and other city officials have been working in closed-door sessions to circumvent city commissions and the zoning code, so that Edgewater Hotel expansion can succeed, according to Ald. Mike Verveer. >More
 Edgewater dust-up could impact Madison's landmarks ordinance

The supreme irony of the debate over expanding the Edgewater Hotel is that the exact same patch of land that sparked the creation of Madison's Landmarks Commission nearly 40 years ago could now kill it. >More
 Dane County executive, mayors make RTA picks

The executives from Madison, Dane County, Fitchburg, Middleton and Sun Prairie announced their picks for the recently formed Dane County Regional Transit Authority Friday. >More
 State-Langdon Neighborhood Association meeting brings news of Buckingham's, née Buck's

Noise complaints, dog shit and snow plowing. This is the stuff that typically brings out four to twelve very impassioned residents to a typical Madison neighborhood association meeting but keeps the rest of the citizenry (including scoop-hungry local bloggers) far, far away. >More
 Green charter school for Madison seeks green light

It's an idea that's been brewing in David Wasserman's mind since the 2001-02 school year, when he did his student teaching at a green school in Portland, Ore. Now, he hopes the time is right to launch an environmental charter school in Madison. >More
 The Madison Surrogacy Center: Creating families

Warren and Mark, both doctors in their early 50s, have been together for 32 years -- ever since their med-school days. A few years ago, they wanted something more: a child. To make that goal a reality, they decided to pursue surrogacy, and their search led the New Yorkers to Madison. >More
 Debating the ethics of surrogacy

While some people see surrogacy as just another option for having a family in a high-tech world, others see it as morally fraught or even objectionable. While there isn't an organized anti-surrogacy movement, certain religions oppose it because it separates procreation from marital sex. >More
 WKOW hides expose on A Great American Balloon Company

As local television reports go, it was a knockout. On Tuesday, Nov. 24, WKOW-TV in Madison (Ch. 27) aired a report by consumer/investigative reporter Dan Cassuto on an outfit called A Great American Balloon Company, which sells and purports to offer hot-air balloon rides out of Token Creek. And yet a search of Ch. 27's website shows no trace of it -- no archived report, no written account, as is done for virtually all stories. >More
 Madison Water Utility workers allege bias, retaliation

Asked for his assessment of what is happening to his client, Madison Water Utility employee Peggy Wischhoff, attorney Jeff Scott Olson doesn't hold back: "They're trying to either give her a nervous breakdown or set her up for firing, one or the other." >More
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