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Neither snow nor sleet can stop bus fare meeting

On a day when schools are closed and most activities cancelled due to snow, a critical Transit and Parking Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday night will go on as planned. >More
 Madison declares snow emergency as first major storm of 2008-09 winter arrives

As the showers of sleet and icy rain turned into snow on Monday evening, it was abundantly clear that a major winter storm was descending across southern Wisconsin, complete with numerous school closings, event cancellations, and municipal snow emergencies. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Bullets!

Note that Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz had breakfast with Ald. Larry Palm this morning, but his office isn't saying where. Hmmm.... >More
 On the Agenda: Fighting alcohol abuse, raising bus fares and farewell to Stuart Levitan as CDA chair

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk is holding a series of meetings to seek ideas on how to curb Wisconsin's serious alcohol addiction. The coalition, which includes community leaders, business executives, educators and health professionals, may come up with specific policies for the county to implement. >More
 Madison area Obama backers: 'We did it! Now what?'

The Obama people are not going to let the Nov. 5 buzz fade away, a victim of continuing bad economic news. No, they won't. >More
 La Crosse jail authorities rebuffed woman's pleas for help for her son, with tragic results

When Terri Hawkins says she tried everything she could think of to get help for her son, I believe her. She even turned to me. >More
 Kathleen Falk prepares for 2009 campaign battle

On Thursday, about 100 "environmental leaders" will sponsor a fundraiser for Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk at the Club Tavern in Middleton. Falk is running for re election next spring. She has at least one declared opponent, former Madison school board member Nancy Mistele. Verona Mayor Jon Hochkammer is also rumored to be considering a run. >More
 Mayor Dave launches green scheme for Madison

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's plan is to "start with the macro, the big picture," and not with the details. The details can always be worked out later, in committees and such. "The idea here is to set some overall goals," says Cieslewicz, the chief sponsor of a resolution directing the city to plat a sustainable neighborhood -- er, make that neighborhoods -- on the city's northeast side. >More
 Madison school board progress report: November 2008

The major focus of our meetings in November was on aligning the work of the Board to the district's mission and research regarding effective school boards. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly wherabouts: Can we get a little variety?

What was it Barack Obama said about spreading the wealth around? Is there some kind of ordinance preventing the mayor from picking up a check outside the Oh-Three? >More
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