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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
 Ardita Bilalli is fighting for her life

Ardita Bilalli has been called a miracle child. After her premature birth, in war-torn Kosovo, she came to the United States in 2001 seeking medical treatment for a spinal condition. She was two years old. After receiving treatment in Chicago, Ardita came to Madison; she's attended Elvehjem Elementary since early childhood. Now age 10 and in the fifth grade, Ardita suffers from spina bifida, among other serious health problems. She uses a wheelchair and is often in pain. >More
 Madison submits Google Fiber application with fingers crossed

Madison submitted its Google Fiber application today, hoping to be the lucky city that Google picks for it's experimental high-speed Internet system. >More
 Peace Park to close Monday for major renovation

Delegent Taylor doesn't know where he'll go when Lisa Link Peace Park is fenced off on Monday for renovations. "There is no place," says Taylor, who has been homeless for about three years. >More
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