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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
 More Madison Common Council 2009 primaries are in District 8, 7 and 17

Of the three Madison Common Council districts holding primaries other than Dist. 2, the most interesting is student-dominated Dist. 8, where four candidates are running for the seat being vacated by Ald. Eli Judge, who's heading off to law school. They are: Bryon Eagon, Katrina Flores, Jacob Schmidt and Mark Woulf. >More
 Nancy Mistele comes on strong against Kathleen Falk

For better or worse, both sides describe it as a single-issue campaign. The issue: Are voters upset enough about the 911 controversy to oust County Executive Kathleen Falk? Or will they reject challenger Nancy Mistele's efforts to exploit concerns about public safety? >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: A sit down with Soglin

On Wednesday morning, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz breaks bread -- or, in this case, breaks yolks -- with Paul Soglin, former mayor and Cieslewicz's opponment in 2003. >More
 Madison applauds Obama Inauguration at Monona Terrace

The King Coalition inauguration celebration at Monona Terrace quickly reaches overflow capacity in the auditorium and fills a second meeting room with well bundled Madisonians wanting to watch the inauguration in the company of others: Retirees, mothers with young children, downtown workers, students. Why do you want to be here today? >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: From King to Obama

Like pretty much every elected official from sea to shining sea, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's schedule this week revolves around Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances and the galaxy of festivities surrounding the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. >More
 The Tanzanian ambassador: Mark Green reflects on his experiences in Africa

At first glance, Mark Green's office looks like one you might see anywhere in Wisconsin. There's a collection of baseball caps in Packer green and gold, as well as Badger red and Brewers blue. Pencil erasers and coasters made of yellow cheesehead foam sit on his desk. But if you look out the window in January, you'll see tall palm trees and lush green grass. That's because Green is the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania, an East African nation near the equator. >More
 On the Agenda: Bailing out Overture (not) and raising bus fares (maybe)

Mayor Cieslewicz has been pressuring the Transit and Parking Commission to reconsider its decision last month not to raise Metro's cash fares by 50 cents, to $2. The TPC rejected the fare increase by a 7-2 vote and, so far, no TPC member has said publicly that they'll move reconsideration at Tuesday's meeting. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Couch surfing in Washington?

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz heads to D.C. this week for a Mayor's Innovation Project meeting. It's hard to imagine a more exciting and uncertain time to be in the nation's capital. It's also hard to imagine a time when hotel rooms were more expensive or hard to come by. Let's all hope Mayor Dave is couch surfing, huh? >More
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