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Fitchburg mayoral candidate Mark Vivian accuses Jay Allen of terrorist ties

Apprised that his rival in the race for Fitchburg mayor has linked him to domestic terrorists, Jay Allen has an interesting reaction: He laughs and laughs. >More
 Falk, Mistele differ on government's role in stemming youth alcohol abuse

Project HUGS, a Dane County program hoping to reach youth before alcohol and other substances do, will have to prove itself to both county executive candidates to secure a future in middle schools. >More
 North Mendota Parkway issue proves contentious between Dane County Exec candidates

While there's consensus on the need for the North Mendota Parkway among many county officials, questions of where it will go, what it will look like and when it should be built underscore the differences between candidates in the upcoming Dane County Executive election. >More
 Where should the North Mendota Parkway go?

A view of proposed sites for the North Mendota Parkway, as well as some context on the controversy over where it should go and when it should be built. >More
 Kathleen Falk lies low as Nancy Mistele attacks

It's been an up-and-down month for Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, who's facing a surprisingly strong challenge from Nancy Mistele in the April 7 election. >More
 Wisconsin Supreme Court incumbent Shirley Abrahamson: Without an agenda

Abrahamson came alone to an early morning interview at Isthmus. Here's an abridged version reconstructed from notes and checked with the chief for accuracy. >More
 Wisconsin Supreme Court challenger Randy Koschnick: Not an activist

Koschnick came to an interview at Isthmus accompanied by campaign advisor Seamus Flaherty, who recorded the encounter. Isthmus also used a tape recorder. The following abridged version was checked with Koschnick's campaign for accuracy. >More
 The insider vs. the upstart

It's a classic political face-off: a seasoned professional with a mile-long résumé and a host of influential backers versus a relative neophyte with a fervent grassroots base. >More
 Did cops blow leads on Amos Mortier killing?

How thoroughly did Fitchburg police investigate an allegation that a Madison man confessed to stabbing Amos Mortier and feeding his body to pigs? >More
 Is Sustainability Center sustainable?

Small farmers served by a university center that "keeps its feet in the dirt" worry that the resource is becoming endangered. >More
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