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Great stakes for Great Lakes

Last summer, frustrated by unending debate over the Great Lakes Water Resources Compact, freshman state Rep. Cory Mason (D-Racine) did what any citizen who wanted to educate lawmakers and citizens on the issue might do: make a documentary. >More
 Madison school board candidates discuss why they're running (unopposed)

Why is The Daily Page wasting precious pixels by questioning two Madison school board candidates who are running unopposed on the April 1 ballot? Because the success of the public schools is absolutely essential to Madison's future. And by questioning Marjorie Passman, the lone candidate for Seat 6, and Ed Hughes, the lone candidate for Seat 7, we hope to further the discussion of education in Madison. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Kudos to the plow man

On Tuesday, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz meets with Al Schumacher whose fame index has gone from zero to 100 this winter thanks to a record snowfall. Schumacher is Madison's streets superintendent, otherwise known as the guy everyone talks to about plowing. If the forecasters are correct, Schumacher will sit down with the mayor after spending much of Monday and Tuesday overseeing yet another huge effort to keep the city's streets passable. >More
 Madison attorneys knew Obama way back when

Brian Blanchard remembers shaking Barack Obama's hand and thinking he was "a nice guy." But they worked on different projects, and their interactions were limited. "I suspect he wouldn't even remember me." >More
 Obama supporters in Madison party hard at the Dane

It was just 8:30 p.m., half an hour after the polls closed, but organizers at the Barack Obama party were already turning people away. The small room they had reserved at the Great Dane downtown only held 120 people -- and 20 or 30 more people were crowded at the door, hoping to get in. Amid the grumbling about the need for a bigger room -- hope, in this case, was not enough -- one stoic supporter observed, "It's good to see people so excited about a political race." >More
 There's not much party in the Grand Old Party

The Republicans used to have the most booze, the best food, the prettiest women on election night. Such was not the case on Tuesday at the Nitty Gritty. >More
 Hillary Clinton supporters look immediately ahead to Ohio, Texas

The Hillary Clinton campaign's party at the Stadium Bar Tuesday night didn't feel like a wake, as is often the case with losing campaigns on election night. But the bar, located just across Monroe St. from Camp Randall Stadium, didn't exactly feel like it does after a victorious Badger football game, either. >More
 Snapshot results: Obama and McCain win big throughout Madison and Dane County in Wisconsin primary

Perhaps the biggest surprise to emerge from the 2008 spring primary election results in Madison and Dane County was the fact that neither presidential contest ended up very close. Barack Obama soundly defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 35 points, wining decisively throughout rural and urban areas of the county. John McCain also won big over Mike Huckabee with a margin of more than 22 points. >More
 Results and parties: Live-blogging the spring 2008 Wisconsin primary election in Madison and Dane County

My night ends with a quick visit to the downtown Great Dane, where the victory party for Barack Obama is slowly winding down as revelers head home in anticipation of an early Wednesday morning. The bar and billiards hall at the brew pub is hardly empty, though, as scores of supporters remain to talk, drink, and watch the continuing returns on the overhead TVs tuned in to CNN. >More
 Live-blogging the spring 2008 Wisconsin primary election in Madison and Dane County: Vote!

The much-hyped and anticipated Wisconsin presidential primary Election Day 2008 started out cold, with the mercury hanging several degrees below zero when the polls opened on Tuesday morning. The still-icy roads and sidewalks aren't a deterrent for many voters eager to cast their ballots for their presidential choice, and in six districts around Dane County, their pick for county board supervisor. Needless to say, this is a big election. >More
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