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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
 Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance said to be a 'front group' for Realtors

A group purporting to represent Wisconsin homeowners has mailed thousands of fliers to Dane County residents, urging them to fight the county's proposed Waterbody Classification Project. It seems designed to scare the pants off anyone who receives it. >More
 The difficulty of diagnosing dyslexia

Keith Ripp and other Madison-area parents have spent thousands of dollars to test and tutor their children for dyslexia. They think this is something Wisconsin school districts should more aggressively pursue. >More
 Madison asks residents to help maintain ice rinks

Madison Parks Division is moving ahead with plans for an "adopt an ice" partnership to help maintain the city's ice rinks. The city is currently asking residents to help commit to doing maintenance at the city's eight rinks, at Tenney, Vilas, Elver, Olbrich, Warner, Westmorland, Garner Park and Goodman parks. >More
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