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Obama campaign cancels Madison rally on Thursday, October 23

Barack Obama will not be holding a rally in Madison on Thursday, October 23 as was announced last Friday. "We got a message earlier this afternoon from the organizer saying that they were going to cancel the event," says Laura Whitmore, the community relations coordinator for the Madison Parks Division. >More
 ACORN organizer Austin King talks voter registration and the McCain campaign

During his years here, former Madison Ald. Austin King had a reputation around town as a bit of a troublemaker. He left Madison for New Orleans last year, where he's been working for ACORN, a community organization supporting low-income families. And his job -- as national director of ACORN's financial justice center -- has landed him in the thick of things again. >More
 On the Agenda: Budgets for the city, county and school district

The Cunningham Group will update the Madison Plan Commission on the city's zoning code rewrite. The commission will also accept a report on a proposed Public Market on the corner of East Washington Avenue and Butler Street. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: A challenging principal gig

Glendale, the elementary school serving Owl Creek, is in a position of having to deal with some shocking problems, including indications that some young kids are flirting with gangs. >More
 Barack Obama to hold rally on Capitol Square in Madison on Thursday, October 23

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will be visiting the Madison area next Thursday, October 23 for a major rally, confirmed the candidate's Wisconsin press office. No formal announcement has been made yet by the campaign, but a Madison city committee discussed logistics and street closure plans with the campaign's advance staff late Friday. >More
 Grassroots give Obama the edge

A few weeks ago, I kept hearing about how sluggish Obama's campaign was and how dynamic McCain's has become. My experience was the opposite. So I thought I'd do a little research, and found something that is now being born out in the polling. >More
 Obama supporters to Barack the Block in Madison

Fall election season makes for a boisterous time on Dane County Farmers' Market mornings, what with the profusion of campaign tables, button vendors, and all-around lively electioneering atmosphere on all four sides of the Capitol Square. The party will run late this weekend, though, when bands, comedians, and politicos get together to Barack the Block for Obama on the 100 block of East Mifflin Street on Saturday. >More
 Madison schools referendum prospects look good

On Nov. 4, Madison voters will decide whether to hike property taxes on an average home by $189 over the next three years to stave off $27 million in budget cuts for the city's public schools. The district is pitching it as prudent and necessary. >More
 Madison AARP crowd to McCain campaign: 'Do not resuscitate'

Somewhere in America, I'm sure, there was a roomful of people who thought John McCain did really well in the third and final presidential debate. But they were not the folks gathered to watch him square off against Barack Obama on a huge screen at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. >More
 John Kerry addresses Obama, McCain, McKinney and Nader supporters at Madison rally

The first person who I run into at the Barack Obama rally at the Capitol on Tuesday afternoon hands me a Nader-Gonzalez leaflet. The second person I encounter hands me a McKinney-Clemente pamphlet. God, I love Madison. All viewpoints represented, all the time. But most of the people with clipboards and fliers at the rally are Obama organizers. >More
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