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Meadowood Neighborhood Center quickly becoming valuable resource

The Meadowood Neighborhood Center opened its doors in the middle of the Meadowridge shopping center on Raymond Road at Whitney Way six months ago, and ever since, its popularity has grown steadily. >More
 Madison hosts Gaza victim

Ahmed Abu Salama is in a wheelchair, in the basement of Madison's Ronald McDonald House. He and his mother have been here since late May, receiving care from UW Hospital. Their ordeal began a year and a half ago and is continuing. >More
 Tim Bruer's 'startling and improper' gesture draws complaint from council clerk

Tammy Peters was just doing her job, taking minutes for the Madison Common Council on July 7. Then something unexpected happened. "All of a sudden, I saw this big hand coming at my face," says Peters, the council clerk. >More
 Dane County DA dismisses all charges against 'bike thief'

On Friday morning, Assistant Dane County District Attorney Brian Asmus contacted Isthmus to relate that he intends to dismiss all charges against Kelley Howe, 50, who was arrested on after trying to recover his own stolen bike. >More
 Crimefighter thrown in jail

Kelley Howe gets through just about all of it. His arrest. The night he spent in jail. Being charged with three crimes, including a felony. His ailing mother's shock to see his mug shot on Channel 15 news. The theft of his own bike. The parking ticket. But when he gets to the part about his cat, Howe breaks down. He starts crying, then weeping. >More
 Madison man's effort to recover stolen bike draws felony theft charge

Kelley Howe gets through just about all of it. His arrest. The night in jail. Being charged with three crimes, including a felony. His ailing mother's shock to see his mug shot on the news. The theft of his own bike. The parking ticket. But when he gets to the part about his cat, Howe breaks down. >More
 Dane County officials gushing over new manure digester

Moo-ve over, polluting energy sources of the past, there's a new powerhouse in town. Cow power. Environmentalists and scientists have searched high (wind power) and low (hydropower) for alternative sources of energy, but in Wisconsin, the answer may be lying in the fields. >More
 Ricardo Gonzalez to resume control and reopen Cardinal Bar

Cancel the wake. "The Cardinal Bar will live," says Ricardo Gonzalez. As of Tuesday morning, the erstwhile proprietor of the landmark Madison nightspot is once again at the helm -- and expressing grand ambitions for returning the Cardinal to its glory days as a dance bar. >More
 Chad Lee is better looking than you and running for Congress

With a sudden outburst in social network activity and the establishment of a new website, Mount Horeb native and Better Butler co-founder Chad Lee has unofficially declared himself a candidate for Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District. >More
 On the bar beat

For Jordan Ludwig, Oct. 31 was just a regular night out with his friends. Until the cops showed up. Ludwig, then 20, had used his older brother's ID to get in to Ram Head Ratskeller on Henry Street. He and his friends, who were also underage, quickly left when they saw the cops walk in. About a half a block away, a cop grabbed him from behind. >More
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