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Mayor Dave on state of the city: What, we worry?

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz began by promising that he would not make a speech and boy didn't he ever. For 19 minutes at Tuesday's Common Council meeting, he laid out an assessment of the challenges facing Madison and some approaches he'd like to pursue. His organizing device was a simple outline. He was never flashy or pompous, and aside from one reference to doing "a lot more better" -- "that's what I get for not making a speech," he joked -- came across as effortlessly articulate. >More
 Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz releases 2008 State of the City address

This marks the sixth year in office for Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, one that is opening on a low note with the growing concerns downtown and throughout the city following the murder of Brittany Sue Zimmermann in the Bassett neighborhood last Wednesday. The issue of crime and public safety lead the way in his annual State of the City address, which he is delivering at a meeting of the Madison Common Council on Tuesday night. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: State of the City? Freaked out

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz enters year two of his second term this week, which explains his appearance before Downtown Rotary and several editorial boards. Festivities will heighten at Tuesday's Common Council meeting where he'll deliver his "State of the City" speech. >More
 Paying respects to East High principal Milt McPike

Every so often the "eastside pride" slogan takes life. It happened Wednesday night at the East High School Fieldhouse. There was huge turnout -- upwards of 1,400 people -- to pay respects for the passing of former principal Milt McPike. >More
 Setting a course on biofuels

Here's a quiz to gauge your level of environmental awareness: You're driving home from the food co-op, with your locally grown organic vegetables stowed in your reusable canvas shopping bags, when you notice the gas gauge flirting with "E." Luckily, you come upon two gas stations. At one, the sign on the pump boasts "10% ethanol." At the next, it reads "No ethanol." What's the greener choice? >More
 Snapshot results for the 2008 spring general election in Dane County

The status quo was the big winner in this year's elections for the Dane County Board, with 11 out of 13 incumbents winning in among the 17 contested supervisor races on Tuesday. Liberals and progressives will build slightly upon their majority on the board, showing increased strength this year on the peripheries of Madison and its closest suburbs, Middleton and Fitchburg. >More
 Live-blogging the 2008 spring general election in Madison

The scene couldn't be any different from the Wisconsin presidential primary on February 22. Even though it fell in the midst of what was arguably the worst month of the snowiest winter in Madison's history, interest and turnout in the election was tremendous, owing largely to an intense focus on the showdown between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. What do we get for the spring general election this April Fool's Day? Much less interest, despite a significant race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court along with the biannual ballot for supervisors here in Dane County. >More
 County Board Countdown: Ingham, Downing, Kensgaard and Solberg

After detailing responses from candidates in 13 of 17 County Board races to our County Board Countdown questions, we were left with four races for which we received responses from only one candidate. Steven Ingham in the 11th, Patrick Downing in the 30th, Gordon Kensgaard in the 34th and Cynda Solberg in the 36th were kind enough to get back to us. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Alvarez and other athletic bigwigs on the docket

A full entourage of UW Athletic Department officials meet with Mayor Dave Cieslewicz on Wednesday. Included in the group are not only Barry Alvarez, UW's athletic director, but several assistant ADs and Doug Chickering of the WIAA, which brings several state tournaments to Madison each year, particularly during March. >More
 County Board Countdown: Dist. 26 -- Adrian Augustine vs. Mark Opitz

County Board District 26 covers much of northeast Middleton, wrapping around the northwest edge of Lake Mendota. The contest pits incumbent Mark Opitz against Adrian Augustine and appears to center on the commuter rail issue. Unlike other Dane County communities, Middleton will be directly affected by a line that would run from its downtown area through Madison to Sun Prairie. >More
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