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When is praying not enough?

In March 2008, 11-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died of treatable diabetes because her parents prayed instead of calling the doctor. Dale and Leilani Neumann were subsequently convicted of second-degree reckless homicide. But as the case unfolded, the possibility they might be acquitted on religious grounds caused an outcry. >More
 Edgewater II live blog: Council refers vote to February

The council is set to reconsider the Edgewater expansion issue Tuesday and, while the meeting will probably not last until 5 a.m. like last time, it still promises to be pretty interesting. Join Isthmus government reporter Joe Tarr and former alders Brenda Konkel and Robbie Webber here. >More
 Just askin', about booze and drugs

Christina Lightbourn knows drinking is a touchy subject for many people. Her job is to push them to discuss it, which requires a fair amount of tact. >More
 Edgewater proposal heads back to Madison Common Council for reconsideration

The Madison Common Council could be in for another all-night session on the $93-million Edgewater Hotel expansion project. >More
 Gary Gorman engaged (if not enraged) by student's behavior during anthem

Gary Gorman says he was going to let it go, but in the end he didn't: "I thought I'm going to at least say something to him." At a basketball game Thursday night at Oregon High School, the Madison-area property magnate was sitting a short distance from a student who did not stand during the National Anthem. >More
 Cieslewicz's landmarks stance draws fire

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's call to strip the city Landmarks Commission of its power, relegating it to an "advisory" role, has done what Capital Neighborhoods Inc. could not: rally Edgewater Hotel opposition among neighborhood associations across Madison. >More
 Highlights from the Madison Common Council meeting rejecting Edgewater appeal

Everybody knew it was going to be a long meeting. One TV reporter mused that he'd probably miss the deadline for the late night news. As it turned out, he would be pushing his deadline for the early morning news as well. >More
 Live blog: Edgewater fails to get super majority in Madison city council

After debating through the night, the Edgewater Hotel expansion project did not receive the votes it needed from the Madison Common Council to override the Landmarks Commission's November decision to not grant the project a certificate of appropriateness. Read a live blog of the debate here. >More
 Cnare seeks compromise on Edgewater Hotel project

The beleaguered Edgewater Hotel expansion project might get referred once again at next week's postponed Madison Common Council meeting, as Ald. Lauren Cnare seeks to find a compromise. >More
 Quaker's costs go through the roof

It was supposed to be just a routine roofing job. But it almost did in Quaker Housing, a nonprofit group that provides housing for low-income seniors and the disabled in south Madison. >More
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