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Bell, Gierhart & Moore to defend Dane County in 911 suit

A private law firm will be defending the county, County Exec Kathleen Falk and former 911 Center dispatcher Rita Gahagan against a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family and fiancé of slain UW student Brittany Zimmermann. >More
 Candidates in Madison Common Council District 8 primary interrogated!

The Common Council primary getting the most attention is District 2, where incumbent Brenda Konkel is facing four challengers. But District 8, which includes downtown Madison and much of campus, is wide open after Ald. Eli Judge announced he was vacating his seat. >More
 Five vie for Wisconsin state superintendent

Two college professors -- one from the left, the other from the right. Two longtime education bureaucrats. And a parent activist with populist appeal. All are on the Feb. 17 primary ballot for Wisconsin superintendent of Public Instruction. The top two vote-getters will face off in April to succeed Elizabeth Burmaster, who's stepping down after eight years. >More
 Positive pairing + green social networking = PosiPair

"Everybody's jumping on the green bandwagon," explains PosiPair founder Sarah Manski. "But I don't think we'll be able to build a sustainable economy without more information. Green is different for every industry, and it's also a moving target. It's always evolving." >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: When a blog isn't a blog

Some have complained that Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's blog violates a policy regarding the use of city resources to maintain a blog, forum or chat room. Well, the mayor's updates to his office's website qualify as none of the above, which should silence any controversy. >More
 Simpson Street Free Press celebrated by Madison

Outside Capital Newspapers I ran into Darlinne Kambwa. Confident, professional, the UW-Madison journalism major was on her way to last night's reception for the Simpson Street Free Press, the local youth newspaper that, last November in Washington, D.C., received a Coming Up Taller Award from first lady Laura Bush. >More
 Dane County Executive race: Falk dodges as Mistele fires

Nancy Mistele thinks Kathleen Falk has got it all wrong. Rather than fund programs to prevent alcohol abuse, as Falk has done, Mistele says people have to "look to ourselves and our parents, because we can't expect government to fix every problem for us." >More
 More Madison Common Council 2009 primaries are in District 8, 7 and 17

Of the three Madison Common Council districts holding primaries other than Dist. 2, the most interesting is student-dominated Dist. 8, where four candidates are running for the seat being vacated by Ald. Eli Judge, who's heading off to law school. They are: Bryon Eagon, Katrina Flores, Jacob Schmidt and Mark Woulf. >More
 Nancy Mistele comes on strong against Kathleen Falk

For better or worse, both sides describe it as a single-issue campaign. The issue: Are voters upset enough about the 911 controversy to oust County Executive Kathleen Falk? Or will they reject challenger Nancy Mistele's efforts to exploit concerns about public safety? >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: A sit down with Soglin

On Wednesday morning, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz breaks bread -- or, in this case, breaks yolks -- with Paul Soglin, former mayor and Cieslewicz's opponment in 2003. >More
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