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Mark Miller rips Van Hollen for voter list lawsuit

Usually, introductions of speakers are so mundane there's little reason to play attention, much less take notes. By the time I realized what Mark Miller, the Democratic state senator from Monona, was up to, he had already pulled the pin on his grenade and rolled it slowly toward its target, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Return to Freakfest

Over the course of his five-plus years in office, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has presided over the fall and rise of Halloween on State Street. The trouble started in 2002, the autumn before he was elected, but continued for another three years through most of his first term, with tear gas-soaked confrontations between riot police and a rump crowd of adrenalin-hungry revelers continuing through 2005. Fed up, the mayor's office and the MPD decided to reboot the party and conceived the admission-based music and costume festival dubbed Freakfest. >More
 On the Agenda: Raising parking fines, but not bus fares

The Board of Estimates goes through amendments to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's proposed operating budget for 2009. As expected, alders have introduced several amendments to restructure Madison Metro's budget and eliminate the mayor's proposed 50-cent hike in bus fares. Some alders also want to add $150,000 to Madison Metro for service expansion. >More
 Wisconsin Republican mailing links Obama, Ayers

A mailing from the Republican Party of Wisconsin tying Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to sixties radical William Ayers arrived in mailboxes of area voters Wednesday. >More
 New projects are making Madison a much greener place

Ask Madison's green queen, Sonya Newenhouse, how we stack up when it comes to green building, and she gushes. "Nationally, we're ahead of the curve." >More
 Hispanic vote seen as critical in Wisconsin

Hispanics are a potential swing vote in the 2008 election, largely because of their strategic locations on the Electoral College map. In swing states like Wisconsin, a strong Hispanic turnout could prove decisive. >More
 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
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