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Wisconsin Lt. Gov. rivals: 'I'd be the best running mate'

All four Lt. Governor candidates who gathered at a forum Wednesday night consider themselves progressives; all are for gay marriage and against the state constitutional ban on it passed in 2006; and all support improving racial disparity gaps and keeping the UW System a priority. >More
 What Ron Johnson stands for

One year ago Ron Johnson was not even a dot on the Wisconsin political radar. Today, he is the presumed frontrunner for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Equipped with no political experience except a few appearances at Tea Party rallies and a willingness to spend millions of his personal fortune on the campaign, Johnson is now running even with his opponent, Sen. Russ Feingold, in some polls. >More
 GOP warned UW-Whitewater College Republican about dissing Ron Johnson

A junior majoring in political science, Mitch Sands is chair of the College Republicans chapter at the UW-Whitewater. He says that on Sunday, July 19, he had an encounter with the presumed frontrunner for the Republican nomination, Ron Johnson, at an event in Walworth County. >More
 City bans dogs at Taste of Madison and other major street fairs

On Tuesday, the Madison Common Council banned dogs, cats and all other animals from most of Madison's major street events. The ban covers Taste of Madison, Art Fair on the Square, Maxwell Street Days, the Willy Street Fair and the Wednesday Dane County Farmer's Market on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. >More
 Madison neighborhood summit offers fixes for development process

More than 100 people -- mostly representatives from neighborhood associations -- gathered Saturday morning to give input on how the development process could be improved. And while the meeting focused largely on how to improve the city planning process, underlying the meeting was a tension between the demands of developers and those of neighborhood interests. >More
 Cieslewicz to probably run for Madison mayor again; launches Twitter, Facebook pages

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has been saying for a long time that he won't decide whether to run again for reelection until this fall. Just this week, he told Isthmus "I'm not going to make a final decision until the fall." So, it seemed a bit odd, when Wednesday night, he launched a Facebook page inviting people to join his dog Calvin in supporting him. >More
 New University Research Park a big deal

Mark Bugher has a dream -- a big dream. Bugher, director of the University Research Park, already oversees an institution that provides jobs to 3,500 employees in Madison. But he has his eyes set on more. >More
 After Edgewater saga, Madison moves to streamline development process

Madison is a tough place to do business -- or at least that's the notion held by many people inside and outside the business community. The city's Landmarks Commission, which was entangled in controversy during the approval process for redeveloping the Edgewater Hotel, met Monday to discuss where that notion came from, and how to debunk it. >More
 Lilada Gee, survivor

Lilada Gee was 6 years old the first time an adult family member sexually abused her. Throughout the ensuing years, she struggled with issues including clinical depression, post-traumatic stress and low self-esteem. Now, as an adult, Gee is committed to helping girls and women who are victims of child sexual abuse. >More
 Madison takes another gander at goose control in Warner Park

In May, Canada geese at Warner Park were granted a reprieve, at least temporarily, from a plan to kill about 100 of them to improve airport safety. In a meeting on Tuesday night, it was made clear that geese aren't just a potential hazard to air traffic. They are seen by many as a nuisance. >More
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