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Bullets exacted terrible toll on children, African Americans in Wisconsin

Lt. Mark Stanmeyer's son wanted to know why his dad was going into work on a Sunday. And although the boy is only 9, Stanmeyer, spokesman for the Milwaukee Police Department, decided to tell him. "A little boy was in his home and someone shot bullets into it and he was killed," Stanmeyer related of the incident. He found it difficult: "How do you look your child in the face and tell him that?" >More
 City of Madison must establish new parkland to develop Garver Feed Mill property

If Madison wants to redevelop the dilapidated Garver Feed Mill near Olbrich Park, it will have to create a new park of an equivalent size somewhere else in the city. It's the latest hurdle in a redevelopment effort that has dragged on for decades, and could bring more disagreement over what to do -- or not do -- with the building, which was constructed in 1905. >More
 Will Hill Farms project kill garden, farmers' market?

In the face of mounting evidence of Madison's racial disparities, various efforts are under way to bring together people who might not otherwise cross paths. These labors are not lost on people who tend plots at Sheboygan Avenue Community Garden, where they say they've developed diverse connections in a completely organic way. >More
 Mayoral candidate Christopher Daly has ideas for systemic change in Madison

After Chris Daly graduated from the UW-Madison with a degree in communications in 2012, he kept hitting the books. He spent his free time scouring the Internet to learn whatever he could about everything from human health to financial regulations to environmental issues. All of it was done with an aim to figure out how life could be better in Madison. >More
 Gov. Scott Walker sees end to sky high spending in Wisconsin's gubernatorial races

This, too, shall pass. That, in a nutshell, is Gov. Scott Walker's prediction regarding the vast sums spent in the recent gubernatorial elections. He doesn't expect it to keep happening. >More
 Madison loses top city planner Steve Cover

Madison's top city planner, Steve Cover, is resigning to take a job in Virginia. Cover says he was offered a position that he calls one of the "top planning jobs in the country": director of community planning and housing development for Arlington County, Virginia, near Washington D.C. >More
 State of Wisconsin mum on status of $196 million Hill Farms redevelopment project

Officials at the state Department of Administration are not saying whether the agency has chosen a developer for a controversial $196 million redevelopment project for the Hill Farms site at the corner of University Avenue and Segoe Road. According to the DOA's request for proposals, the agency was slated to issue a letter of intent by Dec. 31. >More
 Gov. Scott Walker noncommittal on right-to-work, firm on no pardons in second term

Gov. Scott Walker boldly titled his 2013 book, seen as a sign of his presidential ambitions, Unintimidated. Perhaps a better title for his mindset on the cusp of his second term would be "Undecided." >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Can Dane County get Enbridge to insure Line 61?

Isthmus news editor Joe Tarr reported on Enbridge's plans to expand Line 61's capacity and what the county's role is in the approval process in the December 18 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on that day's edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Union drive divides progressive Willy Street Co-op

Workers at the Willy Street Co-op were set to vote on whether to form a union this month. But on Dec. 15, United Food & Commercial Workers abruptly canceled the election, accusing the co-op's management team of violating federal labor laws and the neutrality agreement negotiated between management and the union. >More
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