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Edgewater Hotel plan secret, suspicious

The Madison Trust for Historic Preservation is gravely concerned about a proposed $107 million expansion of the Edgewater Hotel. And not just about preservation. "The whole process is so private that plans for the Edgewater will be so fully realized, so fully formed when they're finally revealed, that there will be no opportunity for public input," says Michael Bridgeman, a board member and spokesman for the Trust. >More
 Cafe Montmartre is closing

Cafe Montmartre owners Craig and Kevin Spaulding have confirmed that the restaurant, bar and music space, a downtown fixture for almost 17 years, is closing. >More
 Madison schools brace for state budget

As advocates from around Wisconsin gathered at the Capitol last week to mark 10 years of work to change the state's school finance system, legislators inside were hammering out budget changes that will almost certainly set back the movement. >More
 Entrepreneurs by necessity

Forced to reinvent themselves and their careers, some have found great satisfaction in charting their own course and creating something they can truly call their own. Here's a look at four area residents now making a go of it as independent businesspeople -- and some of what they learned along the way. >More
 Madison Parking Enforcement jeep 1, bikes 0

A witness contacted TDP Tuesday evening with a report that a Madison Parking Enforcement vehicle had rolled into a bike rack on the 100 block of West Main Street, just outside the Inn on the Park hotel, crunching several bikes in the process. >More
 Madison zoning code redo already under fire

After months of work, the city of Madison is this week unveiling the first draft of its new zoning code. But already there are critics who say the codes discourage traditional neighborhoods and high-density developments. Jeff Rosenberg of Veridian Homes sent the city a memo last week, saying the new codes "would deter sustainable neighborhoods" and be "a drastic step backwards." >More
 Madison schools 'pesticide' spraying questioned

Bert Zipperer was walking his dog yesterday afternoon when he was taken aback by warning signs that proclaimed, "PESTICIDE APPLICATION: PLEASE KEEP OFF." The signs were on the grounds of O'Keeffe Elementary and Marquette Middle school on Madison's near-east side. >More
 Dane County Grassroots Network forum calls for health care reform

When Dr. Jerry Sielaff practiced medicine in rural Iowa, a local farmer came in to get treated for a foot injury. Sielaff says the man -- who slipped his foot into a corn auger -- needed surgery. "Nope, just wrap it up, Doc," the farmer told Sielaff. "It'll be fine." >More
 Watch video of the forced feeding of Warren Lilly

For much of the last five years, Wisconsin prison inmate Warren Lilly has been refusing to eat and the state Department of Corrections has been feeding him forcibly. Lilly says his intent is not to die but to protest; the DOC says it is doing what it needs to to protect Lilly's health. >More
 Warren Lilly, torture victim?

"I marched with King," he shouted, one hour and 47 minutes into a force-feeding session that lasted more than two hours. "I have been protesting ever since I've been old enough to do it." >More
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