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Madison hotel room tax revenues up slightly from 2009

Madison got some good news Friday, with Comptroller Dean Brasser reporting that hotel room tax revenues are up 2.9% in the first quarter compared to last year. >More
 Warner Park geese pardoned

A hostile crowd of geese supporters groaned at airport representatives after waiting nearly three hours for the agenda item to come up at the marathon six-hour meeting Wednesday night. >More
 Volunteers for America

When John F. Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country," the message caught fire almost as soon as he uttered it. Nearly 50 years later, Barack Obama's "call to service" has also spread far and wide, with a modern, high-tech twist. >More
 GOP challengers smell opportunity against Russ Feingold

Dave Westlake, one of the state's three announced Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, puts it this way: "I think I've got as good a chance as anybody." He doesn't. >More
 Who will fill Spencer Black's shoes in Wisconsin Assembly?

When Rep. Spencer Black (D-Madison) announced this weekend that he won't be running for reelection this fall, one of the first questions was who would win his seat? >More
 Madison committees to grapple with Edgewater Hotel project again Monday night

The Common Council decided to go ahead and hold both meetings at the same time on the same night, in an effort to move the project ahead for a Common Council vote at its May 18th meeting. Some have criticized the move. With all the scrutiny the project has gotten, how will people decide which meeting to go to? How will the developer be able to ask questions from both bodies? >More
 Two new projects proposed for West Mifflin area

Two building proposals for West Mifflin Street area were unveiled at a neighborhood meeting Wednesday night -- offering perhaps a glimpse of what could be in store for the iconic student neighborhood. >More
 Checkout time at the Highlander Motor Inn

David Sisson didn't expect to be in the middle of a combat zone when he moved his prosthetics business next to the Highlander Motor Inn in 2007. But that's what the last couple of months have felt like, as he's witnessed several police raids at the hotel. >More
 Judge Crabb's hate mail on National Day of Prayer

With the National Day of Prayer upon us, I went over to Judge Barbara Crabb's office to look at the mail she's received since she declared this day unconstitutional. Last month, she ruled that "the government has taken sides on a matter that must be left to individual conscience.... The government may not use its authority to try to influence an individual's decision whether and when to pray." >More
 Monkeys suffered and died at UW-Madison

Clearly, something significant happened for the UW-Madison to revoke the animal-use privileges of researcher Michele Basso last year. But what, exactly? >More
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