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Local activist fights for immigrants

"I am proud to be from Guatemala. I came here for the same reason every immigrant comes. For freedom, justice, and work. By coming here I could help my family in Guatemala survive." >More
 On the Agenda: A county smoking ban, mandating domestic partner benefits and lots o' development

CVS Pharmacy presents plans for a new store at the Union Corners site at the corner of East Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street. A chain store is not exactly what the neighborhood was looking for, but hey, it's better than a vacant field, right? Right? >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Planningpalooza

I guess this is urban planning week in Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's office, even more than normal. Monday, Mayor Dave addresses an Intro to Planning class at the UW and follows it up by lunching with the students and their professor, Harvey Jacobs, who also teaches a course on Green Politics. >More
 On the Agenda: City and county budget hearings, replacing Zach Brandon, a zoning code rewrite

Ald. Zach Brandon is leaving the city council to devote himself full-time to his new, top post at the state Commerce Department. On Wednesday, the committee reviews the applications of six people who want to replace him. They include a former alder, a retired state employee and a member of the Wisconsin Air National Guard. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Fete de Gammon and Tree

Mayors are invited to participate in ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremonies all the time. The opening of new schools, factories, community centers, stadiums are all likely to feature a cast of local dignitaries. But a traffic signal? >More
 Dane County 911 Center director Joe Norwick calls it quits

Joe Norwick, the retired chief deputy of the Dane County Sheriff's Office who County Executive Kathleen Falk handpicked to lead the center in 2007, offered his resignation to Falk Friday morning. >More
 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
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