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Panicked newspapers seek salvation: Will the Cap Times find it on the web?

Good luck, Cap Times. You'll need it. Converting from a six-day-a-week paid paper to an online news site is like jumping from a very high cliff into a very deep and mysterious pool. >More
 Protected wetlands and uplands of Cherokee Marsh grow by 259 acres

City, county and state officials are marking Earth Day with an announcement on Tuesday regarding their joint acquisition of 259 acres in Cherokee Marsh wetlands and adjacent Yahara uplands. Pending approval this coming Thursday by the Dane County Board of Supervisors, a Dane County Conservation Fund grant of $794,000 would facilitate the "largest conservation land purchase in Madison history," according to the press release generated by today's event. >More
 On the Agenda: What does Mayor Dave have against Tim Wong?

Has Tim Wong been a thorn in Mayor Dave's side one too many times? Cieslewicz did not renew the outspoken bus advocate's appointment to the Transit and Parking Commission this month. "The ironic thing is that I probably supported his streetcar initiative longer than just about anyone in town," says Wong. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Pretty easy being green

With Earth Day on Tuesday and Isthmus Green Day on Saturday, this is unquestionably Green Week in Madison. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, an unapologetic environmentalist, is marking the occasion in a number of ways including recognition of Edgewood's' LEED-certified dorm, speaking to the UW Sustainable Communities class and helping to kick off the festivities at Monona Terrace on Saturday. >More
 Beijing Olympics focus of competing rallies in Madison for Tibet and China

Hundreds of people gathered on the State Street steps of the Wisconsin Capitol on Saturday morning to voice their thoughts on the approaching 2008 Summer Olympics, to be held over the course of seventeen days this August in Beijing. This was not merely one rally, though. >More
 Talking 'bout Madison in North Carolina

Earlier this week I was in Durham, North Carolina, serving as Madison's ambassador to the South. I was there as part of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month to give a talk about my book, Cry Rape. But one of the things I most wanted to discuss, I told the group, was Lorraine Cook. This, you see, is an old storytelling technique -- to mention early in a talk or article that you intend to get around to some other subject. This builds suspense and sustains interest. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Rubbing elbows with gunners

As many of his constituents are feverishly readying their 1040s on Tuesday evening, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will be speaking to UW-Madison students at the Angelic on Johnson street for a Wisconsin Alumni Association event called "Dinners on Wisconsin!" >More
 Famous Footwear making tracks from Madison to St. Louis; Mayor Cieslewicz responds

Brown Shoe Company Inc. announced on Thursday that it would be consolidating its operations, moving the headquarters of Famous Footwear to Clayton, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Some 270 jobs will be moved out of the Madison offices of the company located on the west side. >More
 Bruer called a 'bully' on Villager plan

It was the first public meeting on the proposed redevelopment of the Villager Mall in more than two years. About 80 people turned out to learn what changes the city's Community Development Authority had made to plans for the aging Park Street mall, which it had bought in 2005. >More
 Mayor to CDA: Don't go changin'

The office of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has essentially rubber-stamped the Community Development Authority's practice of contracting out work once performed by city workers, due to current and impending budgetary pressures. >More
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