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Madison ALRC may tone down 'sober server' ordinance to exempt entertainers, sampling

A city ordinance amendment that would ban any bar or restaurant worker from drinking on the job is being toned down, to allow for both contracted entertainers to drink and allow workers to drink small samples. >More
 Michael Schumacher, process guy

Ald. Michael Schumacher is fired up. Last week the Madison Common Council revisited the Edgewater Hotel project, at Schumacher's request. And although, as Schumacher wanted, the $93 million expansion was kept alive through referral, he is fed up with how things have played out. >More
 Tom Farley works to get his name on Madison school board ballot

Tom Farley, brother of the late comedian Chris Farley, hit a snag in his bid for Madison School Board. There was a clerical error with some of the 100 signatures needed for his ballot petition. Some people not yet accustomed to the new year, dated their signatures to January 2009 instead of January 2010. >More
 Madison green charter school plan advances

The idea to start Madison's first green charter school is getting a favorable early reception from the Madison Board of Education. Says board member Ed Hughes, "You'd have to be brain dead not to be excited about this project." >More
 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
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