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Dane County and Madison 2009 spring election results: Falk, Abrahamson, Evers, and Maniaci win; Garver Arts Incubator referendum passes

The complete ward-by-ward spring primary election unofficial canvass results are slowly being made available by the Dane County Clerk's office. The highest-profile contested races are highlighted below with complete results as they are reported. >More
 Madison Community Foundation refocuses to help nonprofits provide basics

Greta Hansen knows firsthand how the economic downturn has hiked the need for such basics as shelter and food. "We are seeing people who have never been to a food pantry before," says Hansen, the executive director of Community Action Coalition (CAC). >More
 What to do about the homeless? County exec candidates disagree

With the Dane County election fast approaching, candidates Kathleen Falk and Nancy Mistele are discussing their views on combating the homelessness problem as local shelter leaders take interest. >More
 Reality on Madison's streets

An interview with John Quincy Edge about his experiences living in Madison as a homeless person. >More
 Dane County's inmate community service program not tied to judicial funding

While the 911 Center has dominated debate over public safety in the Dane County executive race, a program proposed by Kathleen Falk that reduces sentences for jail inmates who do community service is also drawing criticism from Nancy Mistele. Yet the terms of that program aren't what was originally proposed. >More
 'A positive influence'

Listen to an interview with Randy Fraser, who is reducing his Dane County jail sentence by performing community service for Second Harvest food bank. >More
 Good candidates, tough choice in Dane County Circuit Court race

On April 7, Dane County voters will have a rare chance to pick between two non-incumbent candidates for the important job of circuit court judge. Most judges are initially appointed to fill midterm vacancies; they serve six-year terms and are seldom challenged once in office. >More
 A quiet race for seat on the Madison school board

The Don Gors-Arlene Silveira race is characterized by its remarkable lack of noise -- or, for that matter, visibility. There have been no public forums or debates for voters to learn about the candidates, and no other real public airing of issues. Silveira says that, in lieu of any public debate, she's been responding to individual voters and using social media, mainly a Facebook page her daughter set up. >More
 Fitchburg mayoral candidate Mark Vivian accuses Jay Allen of terrorist ties

Apprised that his rival in the race for Fitchburg mayor has linked him to domestic terrorists, Jay Allen has an interesting reaction: He laughs and laughs. >More
 Falk, Mistele differ on government's role in stemming youth alcohol abuse

Project HUGS, a Dane County program hoping to reach youth before alcohol and other substances do, will have to prove itself to both county executive candidates to secure a future in middle schools. >More
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