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Radical idea for Madison's Central Library: Use what's there now

It's in a prime location and the structure has flexibility, architect David Lang told Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and members of the city council, calling it a "forever structure," and adding, "the greenest building is the one that's already built." >More
 Madison Community Foundation grants help build library special collections

The Alicia Ashman branch library on Madison's west side has an exciting collection of graphic novels and anime, genres that have taken off in popularity during the past decade. It's part of a multi-library grant from the Madison Community Foundation. >More
 PETA in Madison to promote syrup boycott

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals stopped in Madison Wednesday as it tours the state promoting a boycott of Canadian maple syrup over the country's annual seal slaughter. >More
 Chad Lee files papers to run for Congress, website remains sparse

Mount Horeb's Chad Lee has taken his campaign for Congress beyond social networking websites, announcing Tuesday that he has filed forms with the Federal Election Commission to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, for Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District seat in 2010. >More
 Downtown Business Improvement District overwhelmingly approved

The Downtown Business Improvement District was approved Monday by an almost three-to-one margin, and will continue for another five years. >More
 Meadowood Neighborhood Center quickly becoming valuable resource

The Meadowood Neighborhood Center opened its doors in the middle of the Meadowridge shopping center on Raymond Road at Whitney Way six months ago, and ever since, its popularity has grown steadily. >More
 Madison hosts Gaza victim

Ahmed Abu Salama is in a wheelchair, in the basement of Madison's Ronald McDonald House. He and his mother have been here since late May, receiving care from UW Hospital. Their ordeal began a year and a half ago and is continuing. >More
 Tim Bruer's 'startling and improper' gesture draws complaint from council clerk

Tammy Peters was just doing her job, taking minutes for the Madison Common Council on July 7. Then something unexpected happened. "All of a sudden, I saw this big hand coming at my face," says Peters, the council clerk. >More
 Dane County DA dismisses all charges against 'bike thief'

On Friday morning, Assistant Dane County District Attorney Brian Asmus contacted Isthmus to relate that he intends to dismiss all charges against Kelley Howe, 50, who was arrested on after trying to recover his own stolen bike. >More
 Crimefighter thrown in jail

Kelley Howe gets through just about all of it. His arrest. The night he spent in jail. Being charged with three crimes, including a felony. His ailing mother's shock to see his mug shot on Channel 15 news. The theft of his own bike. The parking ticket. But when he gets to the part about his cat, Howe breaks down. He starts crying, then weeping. >More
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