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Mayor Dave makes waves on Madison lake levels

Last November, the state Department of Natural Resources issued a "How can we not help you?" response to the city's request for a review of Madison lakes levels. The DNR, among other things, demanded that the city seek a specific desired reduction, after having rejected an earlier request that did so. >More
 Wisconsin State Journal revamps operation

The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison's sole remaining city print daily, is making significant internal changes, according to a memo obtained by Isthmus. >More
 Reality: CWD is here to stay

Near the end of 2008, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released its draft plan for managing chronic wasting disease (CWD) over the next 10 years. The state's Natural Resources Board has already endorsed one feature of the plan, agreeing in January to a statewide ban on deer baiting and feeding, and passing on that recommendation to the Legislature. But Madison activist John Stauber, who's led the charge to get the state to see CWD as a human health risk, thinks the plan is doomed to fail. >More
 Bell, Gierhart & Moore to defend Dane County in 911 suit

A private law firm will be defending the county, County Exec Kathleen Falk and former 911 Center dispatcher Rita Gahagan against a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family and fiancé of slain UW student Brittany Zimmermann. >More
 Candidates in Madison Common Council District 8 primary interrogated!

The Common Council primary getting the most attention is District 2, where incumbent Brenda Konkel is facing four challengers. But District 8, which includes downtown Madison and much of campus, is wide open after Ald. Eli Judge announced he was vacating his seat. >More
 Five vie for Wisconsin state superintendent

Two college professors -- one from the left, the other from the right. Two longtime education bureaucrats. And a parent activist with populist appeal. All are on the Feb. 17 primary ballot for Wisconsin superintendent of Public Instruction. The top two vote-getters will face off in April to succeed Elizabeth Burmaster, who's stepping down after eight years. >More
 Positive pairing + green social networking = PosiPair

"Everybody's jumping on the green bandwagon," explains PosiPair founder Sarah Manski. "But I don't think we'll be able to build a sustainable economy without more information. Green is different for every industry, and it's also a moving target. It's always evolving." >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: When a blog isn't a blog

Some have complained that Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's blog violates a policy regarding the use of city resources to maintain a blog, forum or chat room. Well, the mayor's updates to his office's website qualify as none of the above, which should silence any controversy. >More
 Simpson Street Free Press celebrated by Madison

Outside Capital Newspapers I ran into Darlinne Kambwa. Confident, professional, the UW-Madison journalism major was on her way to last night's reception for the Simpson Street Free Press, the local youth newspaper that, last November in Washington, D.C., received a Coming Up Taller Award from first lady Laura Bush. >More
 Dane County Executive race: Falk dodges as Mistele fires

Nancy Mistele thinks Kathleen Falk has got it all wrong. Rather than fund programs to prevent alcohol abuse, as Falk has done, Mistele says people have to "look to ourselves and our parents, because we can't expect government to fix every problem for us." >More
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