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Proposed Wisconsin beer tax hike meets opposition at Capitol hearing

State Rep. Terese Berceau brought seven six-packs of Wisconsin brewed beer to the hearing, saying that the beer tax would increase less than three cents a bottle, an amount she doesn't think will affect the average beer drinker much. >More
 Lyme, an overlooked epidemic

Kim, a resident of rural Green County who works in Madison, doesn't blame her doctor. "My doctor was concerned about me," she says. "She tried to find out what was wrong." Kim, who asked that her last name not be used discussing a sensitive medical issue, says her doctor ordered tests for Lyme disease and multiple sclerosis. Both were negative. >More
 Chicago's failed Olympics bid: The bloggers respond

The timing of Friday's decision by the International Olympic Committee to hold the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro instead of Chicago coincided with the lunch hours of a ravenous blogger community who took a few minutes to respond to the news. Since holding the games in Chicago would have meant bike races in Madison, there were local reverberations. >More
 Alcoholics Anonymous clubhouse needs extreme makeover

Just off Langdon Street, near sororities and fraternities, is a secret place. It's an ivory-colored brick house haunted by decades of shame, but filled with countless stories of hope and redemption. It may be the oldest continuously operating Alcoholics Anonymous clubhouse in the world, and it's in big trouble. >More
 Downtown Madison Peace Park discussions grow tense

In a meeting that was at times tense and antagonistic, people argued about the motives behind the redevelopment of Lisa Link Peace Park and what the city should be doing to help the homeless. >More
 Dan Nerad gets creative on Madison schools budget

It's easy to feel a bit sorry for Madison school officials as they grapple with ways to close a $12 million gap in state funding. >More
 Residents irritated at developer's plans for East Mifflin, Frank Lloyd Wright's Lamp House

Architect Matt Tills was taking the crowd on a virtual reality tour of blocks just east of Capitol Square. Zooming in and out on his computer, projected on the wall, he showed the neighborhood group some visions for the 200 block of East Mifflin Street, the area including the historic Lamp House, built by Frank Lloyd Wright. >More
 Plans for an ATM in Lisa Link Peace Park infuriate homeless, activists

Proponents of renovating Lisa Link Peace Park have said all along that they're not trying to kick homeless people out of the park. But the latest addition to the plans call for something that would prohibit one group of people: panhandlers. >More
 Doug Moe column on Mike Miller remains spiked

As Isthmus reported online, the Wisconsin State Journal axed a column by Doug Moe paying tribute to Cap Times writer Mike Miller, who accepted a buyout after 40 years of service. The reason was not officially explained, but likely owed to concerns that other recently departed employees who were not similarly feted might feel slighted. >More
 Madison's Business Forum seeks nominations for 2009 ATHENA Young Professional Award

The Business Forum is extending its nomination deadline for the 2009 ATHENA Young Professionals Award to September 28. In its second year, the ATHENA Young Professional Award honors emerging community leaders whose professional and personal achievements make them ideal role models for young women. >More
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