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Downtown Madison plan seeks growth in tough times

Susan Schmitz thinks downtown Madison may end up paying a price for its many years of success. "We don't know what it's really like to have a downturn," says Schmitz, president of Downtown Madison Inc. "We've been a little bit complacent [because] we've been somewhat recession-proof. Maybe that time is over." >More
 Nancy Mistele fires opening shots in campaign against Falk

For an extreme right-winger determined to bring down the curtain on progressivism in Dane County, Nancy Mistele sure says the darn'dest things. >More
 Madison Lights Out aims to dim carbon burden of the holidays

When the light bulb of inspiration lit up over Jennifer Sather's head in October, she switched it back off. Inspired by the presidential campaign, the sales executive for LivePerson, Inc. decided to "make an effort to make some change." >More
 Neither snow nor sleet can stop bus fare meeting

On a day when schools are closed and most activities cancelled due to snow, a critical Transit and Parking Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday night will go on as planned. >More
 Madison declares snow emergency as first major storm of 2008-09 winter arrives

As the showers of sleet and icy rain turned into snow on Monday evening, it was abundantly clear that a major winter storm was descending across southern Wisconsin, complete with numerous school closings, event cancellations, and municipal snow emergencies. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Bullets!

Note that Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz had breakfast with Ald. Larry Palm this morning, but his office isn't saying where. Hmmm.... >More
 On the Agenda: Fighting alcohol abuse, raising bus fares and farewell to Stuart Levitan as CDA chair

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk is holding a series of meetings to seek ideas on how to curb Wisconsin's serious alcohol addiction. The coalition, which includes community leaders, business executives, educators and health professionals, may come up with specific policies for the county to implement. >More
 Madison area Obama backers: 'We did it! Now what?'

The Obama people are not going to let the Nov. 5 buzz fade away, a victim of continuing bad economic news. No, they won't. >More
 La Crosse jail authorities rebuffed woman's pleas for help for her son, with tragic results

When Terri Hawkins says she tried everything she could think of to get help for her son, I believe her. She even turned to me. >More
 Kathleen Falk prepares for 2009 campaign battle

On Thursday, about 100 "environmental leaders" will sponsor a fundraiser for Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk at the Club Tavern in Middleton. Falk is running for re election next spring. She has at least one declared opponent, former Madison school board member Nancy Mistele. Verona Mayor Jon Hochkammer is also rumored to be considering a run. >More
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