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The insider vs. the upstart

It's a classic political face-off: a seasoned professional with a mile-long résumé and a host of influential backers versus a relative neophyte with a fervent grassroots base. >More
 Did cops blow leads on Amos Mortier killing?

How thoroughly did Fitchburg police investigate an allegation that a Madison man confessed to stabbing Amos Mortier and feeding his body to pigs? >More
 Is Sustainability Center sustainable?

Small farmers served by a university center that "keeps its feet in the dirt" worry that the resource is becoming endangered. >More
 'Just a misunderstanding' not good enough for cleaned-out Madison apartment renter

When Ed Peterson returned to his apartment on February 20, he was struck by the whiteness of his walls, shorn of their posters. There was a plunger on the stove, and the dishwasher was running. His cabinets were open and mostly bare. The living space was empty. >More
 City of Madison to buy more hybrid buses for Metro

It's a good problem to have, says Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, reflecting on the city's need to decide quickly where to spend gobs of federal stimulus money headed its way from the federal economic stimulus package. >More
 Madison 2009 spring primary results: Konkel vs. Maniaci, Eagon vs. Woulf

Every vote certainly counted in the spring 2009 primary election on Tuesday, February 17. The number of voters hitting the polls was expectedly low, with both Wisconsin and Dane County officials predicting that turnout would likely top out below 10%. >More
 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
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