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Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: From King to Obama

Like pretty much every elected official from sea to shining sea, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's schedule this week revolves around Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances and the galaxy of festivities surrounding the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. >More
 The Tanzanian ambassador: Mark Green reflects on his experiences in Africa

At first glance, Mark Green's office looks like one you might see anywhere in Wisconsin. There's a collection of baseball caps in Packer green and gold, as well as Badger red and Brewers blue. Pencil erasers and coasters made of yellow cheesehead foam sit on his desk. But if you look out the window in January, you'll see tall palm trees and lush green grass. That's because Green is the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania, an East African nation near the equator. >More
 On the Agenda: Bailing out Overture (not) and raising bus fares (maybe)

Mayor Cieslewicz has been pressuring the Transit and Parking Commission to reconsider its decision last month not to raise Metro's cash fares by 50 cents, to $2. The TPC rejected the fare increase by a 7-2 vote and, so far, no TPC member has said publicly that they'll move reconsideration at Tuesday's meeting. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Couch surfing in Washington?

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz heads to D.C. this week for a Mayor's Innovation Project meeting. It's hard to imagine a more exciting and uncertain time to be in the nation's capital. It's also hard to imagine a time when hotel rooms were more expensive or hard to come by. Let's all hope Mayor Dave is couch surfing, huh? >More
 Cieslewicz's office closes door on Water Utility complaints

The office of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz today released the findings of its internal probe into allegations that two high-ranking city officials, City Engineer Larry Nelson and Human Resources Director Brad Wirtz, inappropriately discussed an alleged sexual relationship between two Water Utility employees. >More
 Homelessness doesn't take a holiday

It's two days before the end of December, and the Dane County Salvation Army's homeless shelter for families is dealing with a crisis. At the last minute, a Madison landlord has backed out of a deal to rent to a family slated to leave the shelter. Another family was supposed to move into the vacated room. No other rooms are available. >More
 Democrats have seized control of Wisconsin state government. Now what?

Like their counterparts in Washington, D.C., Wisconsin Democrats are beginning 2009 with a powerful case of Be Careful What You Wish For. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Blog

Like many of us, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is easing back into routine work patterns after a couple weeks of holiday disruptions. An early order of business in this New Year is a public relations push in the form of a brand new mayoral blog that he started publishing today. >More
 Madison school board progress report: January 2009

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful winter break. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2009. December was a fairly quiet month for the Board. >More
 On the Agenda: A new library and a new way to teach math

The Madison school board holds two meetings to discuss possible changes in the district's math curriculum. A task force, which recently completed a one-year study, recommends that the district have full-time math teachers for grades 5-8 and dramatically increase the training of math teachers. >More
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