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United Way of Dane County braces for leaner times

The downturn in the economy is affecting United Way of Dane County in two ways: The needs it is trying to address are greater, and its resources for doing so are less. >More
 Angry doctor: Get the profit out of the healthcare system

When the angry mobs were descending on health care reform meetings this summer, one group was noticeably absent: doctors. Dr. Gene Uphoff thinks he knows why. "Physicians are fairly timid and cautious," says Uphoff, a former Madison resident who now practices in Portland, Ore. >More
 Edgewater Hotel design may get do-over

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will include a $16 million financing package for Edgewater Hotel redevelopment in his budget, even though the developer is withdrawing plans and canceling city meetings for the proposed $109 million project. Hammes Sports and Entertainment will instead come up with a new design for expanding and renovating the hotel. >More
 State Journal spikes Doug Moe column honoring longtime reporter Mike Miller

Doug Moe's column was written to run on Thursday, Sept. 10, the morning of the day Miller was feted at the Avenue Bar. It was all written, with a photo taken of Miller by a State Journal photographer. But the column never ran. Instead, the paper published some filler stories with a plug: "Doug Moe's column will return on Friday." >More
 Door County Century Bike Ride to raise money for colon cancer blood test

The Door County Century Bike Ride has been held for 20 years to raise money for Sevastopol High School in Institute. This year, the organizers agreed to help raise money to help develop a blood test that will detect colon cancer early on. >More
 The war over wind

It was the strangest sensation Lynda Barry ever felt: a near-constant vibration within her body. "You know how sometimes, around your eye, you'll get this little tic that kind of wiggles?" says Barry, of Footville, Wis., south of Janesville. "It was like having that in your ear and your chest. A pulsing. It's the weirdest feeling!" >More
 Alcohol-serving rules may change in Wisconsin

Josh Zepnick has a deeply personal reason for proposing two controversial laws affecting the sale of alcohol in Wisconsin. "The guy who killed my sister had been drinking all day, on Sept. 8, 1990," says the Democratic state Assemblyman from Milwaukee. Afterward, he looked for ways to make a difference. "I became interested in urban policy and how public safety is affected." >More
 Remembering Irwin Goodman

They say you can't buy happiness. The life of Irwin Goodman proves you can. He didn't buy it for himself, of course, except indirectly -- the happiness he got from the happiness of others, whose lives he and his brother Robert improved through their kindness, decency and exceptional philanthropy. >More
 Madison police ticket motorists failing to yield to pedestrians

I've lived in a few places -- Phnom Penh, Knoxville -- that were downright hostile to people who walked or biked. One of the things that excited me about moving to Madison was its reputation for embracing walking and biking as modes of transportation. >More
 Madison lacks preservation planner at crucial time

With the recession, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has had a freeze on filling any new positions, absent his approval. But are some positions too important to leave vacant? >More
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