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Cieslewicz calls for Madison to be 'bold and aggressive' in State of the City address

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz gave his annual "State of the City" address at the Madison Rotary Club monthly luncheon Wednesday, trying to strike a balance between both somber warnings and confidence in city leadership. >More
 Madison cozies up to business

"I would say the city has done a 180-degree turnaround in the last four to five months," says Bertler, the president of Supreme Structures, a local development firm that builds commercial and residential structures. He thinks Madison officials are suddenly much easier to work with when it comes to approving building projects. >More
 A Madison 'Tea Party': Thousands steep over Obama on Capitol Square

There were plenty of ordinary Americans at the event. And they were genuinely angry -- angry about their tax bills, upset with the economy and the recent federal bailouts of the banks and auto manufacturers. >More
 View more photos of tea party protesters in Madison

It was impossible to take photos of every single sign that showed up near the King Street entrance of the Wisconsin State Capitol for Wednesday's "tea party" demonstration, but we tried. >More
 View photos of the Wisconsin 'Tea Party' in Madison

Capitol Square in downtown Madison buzzed at midday Wedneday with the cheers and chants of a "Tea Party" broadly protesting government tax policies as well as the policies of the Obama administration and the Doyle administration in Wisconsin. >More
 Great Lakes Compact gets first test

Marc Smith is baffled. The National Wildlife Federation spokesman can't understand why a proposal from the city of New Berlin to divert water from the Great Lakes is so flawed. >More
 The loons among us

There's a loon convention at Monona Terrace. Not the people kind, the bird kind. Last Saturday, April 4, more than 30 loons were visible from the bike path along John Nolen Drive. >More
 Lawmakers plan new bill to regulate dog breeding in Wisconsin

For the past decade, attempts have been made to impose standards to govern dog breeding in Wisconsin, one of the few states without any laws in this area, other than federal regulations. At the state Capitol today, lawmakers announced plans to introduce a new bill to license commercial dog breeders in Wisconsin. The Commercial Dog breeders Licensure Bill will require all dog breeders selling over 25 dogs a year to be licensed. >More
 Bridget Maniaci bests Brenda Konkel, who embraces new role

At 9:30 p.m., Brenda Konkel hushed the crowd at the Avenue Bar and began thanking all her supporters for their hard work -- it sounded like the start of a victory speech. >More
 Nancy Mistele falls to Kathleen Falk, but vows death to commuter rail

Will the race have a lasting impact? Mistele smiled and repeated something one of her supporters had just told her: "The train's not dead yet." >More
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