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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
 At Madison's Metro High, a school in the Dane County Jail, teaching is only part of the job

Metro High is a little-known school run out of the Dane County jail. Students, some as young as 14, are serving time for crimes including car theft, driving without a license, shoplifting, robbery, gang activity, sexual assault and even murder. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: 100 years at the Madison YWCA

This is a pretty short week for Mayor Cieslewicz, who like many is putting in a day or two at the office before taking off for the holidays. Mundane meetings and undifferentiated "work time" dominate, but there is one thing that stands out on the brief schedule: a video shoot commemorating the 100th anniversary of the YWCA of Madison. >More
 Allegations fly at Madison Water Utility

City of Madison Water Utility employees have filed a series of complaints alleging harassment and retaliation, Isthmus has learned. The targets include City Engineer Larry Nelson and Human Resources Director Brad Wirtz. >More
 On the Agenda: Downtown plan, a new Bunky's, 911 Center, A Place for Friends

The Plan Commission receives a status report on the city's efforts to update its downtown plan. The plan focuses on improving lake access and creating high-density development. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: December flies by

As is the case with many folks, this is pretty much the last complete work week of the year for the mayor. It's a busy one nevertheless. >More
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