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Breese Stevens Field gets recognized as a national landmark

Since 1926, Madison residents have gone to Breese Stevens Municipal Athletic Field on East Washington Avenue to see everything from baseball games to circuses to drum and bugle corps competitions. As the oldest city-owned and -operated athletic field, many officials consider the site an important asset to the community. >More
 American Federation for Children played major role in Wisconsin's 2014 elections by exploiting other issues

At a recent board meeting of the nonpartisan watchdog group Common Cause in Wisconsin, executive director Jay Heck mused, "I get the feeling that nobody remembers Scott Jensen anymore, even though he probably plays a greater role now than he did then." >More
 Is retail getting squeezed out of State Street?

Mayor Paul Soglin worries that Madison's main drag, State Street, is becoming overrun with bars and restaurants. So Soglin is contemplating taking regulatory action to ensure that the mix of retail remains strong on this historic commercial strip. >More
 Wisconsin's congressional delegation reports assets between $54 million and $174 million

Congressional members and candidates must disclose their personal financial assets, as a check on possible conflicts of interest. This also lets inquiring minds -- i.e., nosy reporters -- get a sense of how wealthy they are. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: The fate of the historic Knapp house

Isthmus contributor Jay Rath reported on the state's potential plan to sell the property in the November 20 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on that day's edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Madison committee begins weighing options for around-the-clock public toilets

A new portable bathroom has taken up residence alongside the City-County Building, accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Recently installed, it exists for anyone that needs it, particularly the homeless Madison residents that have been sleeping outside the building. >More
 Budget brawl between Madison alders and Paul Soglin ignites 2015 mayoral race

The Madison Common Council fought Mayor Paul Soglin Tuesday night in an epic battle over the budget that involved lots of grandstanding, speechifying and what may have been opening salvos in the 2015 campaign for mayor. >More
 Homer V. Simpson gets honorary street sign in Madison

Homer Simpson made his mark in Madison long before a character of the same name became a cultural icon on the small screen. Legend has it that Homer V. Simpson, a prolific gambler, won half of Antler's Tavern in a poker game and bought the owner out of the second half in 1943. He also bought land around the West Broadway bar, eventually donating some to the city. Simpson Street -- which runs parallel to Broadway -- was named in his honor. >More
 Robin Vos' attacks on Wisconsin Government Accountability Board draw return fire

No one in Wisconsin has been more forceful in demanding changes to the state's Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections, campaign finance, ethics and lobbying, than Robin Vos. >More
 What will happen to the original Wisconsin governor's mansion?

The future of the Wisconsin governor's mansion is in doubt. Not the current one, where 14 governors have lived. It's the earlier one, home to 18 governors from 1883 to 1950, that is a few blocks from the Capitol. >More
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