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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
 View photos of the John Kerry rally for Obama at the Wisconsin Capitol in Madison

Several hundred supporters of Barack Obama gathered in front of the State Street entrance to the Capitol building on Tuesday afternoon for a get-out-the-vote-early rally led by Massachusetts Senator John Kerry. This was the centerpiece event of a citywide effort by the Obama campaign to encourage voters to register and cast ballots early. >More
 Bob Rashid, 1949-2008

Bob Rashid's sudden death last Thursday has stunned his family, friends and those who admired his work, including his contemporaries among Madison's leading photographers. Killed by an acute aortic dissection at age 59, he leaves a rich legacy of images. >More
 Remembering Bob Rashid

Respected Madison photographer Bob Rashid died last Thursday, October 9. In 1994, Isthmus contributor George Vukelich devoted one of his "Listening In" columns to Rashid on the occasion of his "Rustic Roads of Wisconsin" photo exhibition at Olbrich Gardens. >More
 November 2008 Access: City Hall to feature Noble Wray

Chief Wray will talk about the statistics as well as perceptions of criminal activity in Madison. He'll also discuss the upcoming Halloween festivities, the high-profile homicides of recent years, and how additional police officers will be assigned. >More
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