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Downtown rally planned to support single-payer health care

Julie Loeffler gets irritated whenever she hears someone fret about the specter of "socialized medicine" coming to the United States. Loeffler experienced socialized medicine first-hand, when she and her husband lived in Quebec. She was pregnant with her first child at the time and facing some complications. >More
 Child abuse cases getting more severe

For 15 years, Madison attorney David Knoll has been representing parents who are in danger of having their children taken away because of neglect or abuse. It's never been cheerful work, but late last year, Knoll started noticing a stark change. >More
 Is Wisconsin the source of H1N1 swine flu?

The print edition of Newsweek magazine for May 18, 2009, seemed to implicate Wisconsin as the birthplace of swine flu, which as of May 29 had infected some 1,370 Wisconsinites, 100 of those in Dane County. >More
 AIDS Network dissed as Madison locals ACT UP

For more than a year, Greg Milward of Madison has spoken out against AIDS Network. Now he and others have gone to the next level; they've decided to ACT UP. >More
 My monkey: National Primate Research Center operates out of sight, out of mind

The work at the National Primate Research Center at the UW-Madison is usually shielded from public view. Even the fact that large numbers of monkeys are used for research there is not well known. >More
 My monkey: The story of his life

Isthmus obtained 25 pages of notations for r04040, a rhesus macaque monkey at the National Primate Research Center in Madison. Here are some highlights. >More
 My monkey: More Isthmus stories on primate research

Read previous Isthmus stories and documents relating to "My Monkey: The sad life of r04040" by Bill Lueders in the May 15 issue. >More
 Low-income property tax issue spurs 'tent city' protest at Capitol

In a protest Tuesday at the state Capitol, nonprofit groups tried to pressure the state Legislature into guaranteeing tax-exempt status for providers of low-income housing. >More
 Is the answer blowin' in the wind?

A proposed bill to streamline regulations for small to mid-size wind energy developments is backed by clean energy advocates but questioned by groups seeking to ensure the safety of wildlife. >More
 Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele may quit council over mayor's slight

Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele doesn't know what she did wrong. But last month, when Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made his committee appointments, he pulled Pham-Remmele off her prized assignment, the Community Development Block Grant Commission. >More
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