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Southwest Madison neighborhood picnic planned for Elver Park on Saturday

Shamawya Curtis is tired of people on Madison's southwest side pointing fingers. She and others are planning a community picnic on Saturday at Elver Park. Dubbed "United We Stand," the picnic's goal is to get everybody -- she stresses the "everybody" part -- in the community together for food, fun and games. >More
 Edgewater developer on hot seat

Bob Dunn is not easily deterred. Despite a series of disruptive controversies, he remains upbeat about his company's chances of undertaking a $109 million renovation of the Edgewater Hotel. >More
 Tammy Baldwin says health care fight is 'getting tougher and tougher'

U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin told a small group of people at a meeting Thursday that she still believes a public health plan is possible, but is not as optimistic as she once was. >More
 The Progressive seeks support to continue publishing

When Matt Rothschild, the editor and publisher of The Progressive, issued an urgent appeal a few days ago, the magazine's future appeared dire indeed. "Let me put it to you straight,' he wrote. "We desperately need to raise $90,000 in the next two weeks to keep going." >More
 MEDiC serves Madison's neediest

Dr. Murray L. Katcher has a front-row seat to an endless array of health-care horror stories involving low-income and homeless people in Madison. He doesn't like what he sees. >More
 Madison Metro Transit ridership holds steady after fare hike

Months after Mayor Dave Cieslewicz pushed through a 50-cent hike in bus fares, ridership has shown a slight increase over last year. But because more riders seem to be buying the $55 monthly bus passes instead of paying cash for each trip, Madison Metro Transit brought in $440,000 less in ticket revenues than it had budgeted for. >More
 Getting an education behind bars

A 13.5-foot-high electrical fence keeps prisoners in the Oakhill Correctional Institution in Fitchburg. Something electrifying is also happening inside. Men who flunked out or zoned out are now learning from dedicated teachers, obtaining a vital key to their future lives. The prison teaches basic reading and math skills, as well as vocations including horticulture, building services and computer skills. >More
 James Baughman steered UW School of Journalism through turbulent years

James Baughman is stepping down as director of the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication after six years. And those weren't just any six years. It was a period of tremendous upheaval for the mass media, with advertising revenue plummeting, daily newspapers downsizing or going out of business, and the Internet turning the industry on its ear. Has the UW journalism program kept up with these tumultuous events? >More
 Radical idea for Madison's Central Library: Use what's there now

It's in a prime location and the structure has flexibility, architect David Lang told Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and members of the city council, calling it a "forever structure," and adding, "the greenest building is the one that's already built." >More
 Madison Community Foundation grants help build library special collections

The Alicia Ashman branch library on Madison's west side has an exciting collection of graphic novels and anime, genres that have taken off in popularity during the past decade. It's part of a multi-library grant from the Madison Community Foundation. >More
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