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Man fatally stabbed outside Plaza Tavern, suspect in custody

According to police reports, an altercation outside the Plaza Tavern in downtown Madison late Wednesday night led to one man suffering two fatal stab wounds in the chest. >More
 911 Center oversight lapses continue

Dane County's 911 Center oversight board has failed to conduct performance evaluations of the center's director in the past five years, in violation of a county law. >More
 On the Agenda: Human Services budget, homeless shelter, DA funding

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk holds her annual budget hearings on the Human Services Department. Because the department accounts for half the county's more than $400 million budget, it gets two days of hearings. The first night covers senior care, Badger Prairie and mental health. The second, people with disabilities and child welfare. >More
 UW alum Maitri Venkat-Ramani comments on the passage of Hurricane Gustav

Sunday marked the one thousand and one hundredth day since Maitri Venkat-Ramani and her husband evacuated their home in New Orleans in advance of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it wrought in that city and around the Gulf Coast. Now just over three years later on this final day of August, they departed the Big Easy again, this time just ahead of Hurricane Gustav. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Hilldale biz

The Finks are back in town, accompanied by Dennis Harder. You might remember Robert and Adam Fink from previous episodes of Weekly Whereabouts as representatives of Joseph Freed and Associates, the development firm behind the new and improved Hilldale Shopping Center. They meet with Mayor Dave Cieslewicz on Wednesday, presumably to discuss the gigantic pile of dirt on University Avenue. >More
 UW alum Brad Vogel discusses New Orleans evacuation for Hurricane Gustav

Brad Vogel departed his home in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans early Saturday morning, one among more than a million persons from the city and surrounding coastal regions of Louisiana that have evacuated their homes over the weekend in advance of Hurricane Gustav. >More
 On the Agenda: Free land for the city, learning about Family Care and a public safety update from Chief Wray

The committee will vote on a plan to reject the Army's offer of free land on Park Street for a homeless shelter. Instead, the city wants to buy the land from the federal government, then use it for private development. The city will also take land on Nakoosa Trail, currently owned by the Water Utility and appraised at more than $400,000, and give it to Porchlight for a shelter. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Digging Denver

Quick! Name one thing Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and pot activist Ben Masel have in common. >More
 League of Women Voters of Dane County releases 2008 fall primary voters' guide

The League of Women Voters of Dane County has published the latest edition of Candidates' Answers, an independent and nonpartisan voters guide to the office seekers in the primary and general elections every spring and fall. Unlike previous cycles, though, this particular set of questions-and-answers offered to all candidates is being published online rather than in print. >More
 Children die, oversight committee snoozes

When a Dane County social worker last summer sent six-week-old Anastasia Vang back home, where police say her mother tortured her to death, county officials called this an "aberration." >More
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