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FoRCE offers health insurance plan for Dane County artists

There's good news for uninsured artists in Dane County. The Foundation of Retaining Creative Energy, or FoRCE, in Madison has partnered with Fractured Atlas of New York City, to provide a limited-benefit medical plan. HealthAssist provides discounts for medical care and fixed-limit reimbursements for remaining expenses such as prescription medication. >More
 Cieslewicz responds to Bugher following resignation from EDC

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has sent a barbed thank-you note to Mark Bugher, who resigned Monday from the city's Economic Development Commission with an unexpected blast at the mayor. Bugher, once a key Cieslewicz ally in the business community, left in protest of the mayor's choice of Bill Clingan to fill a top economic-development position in city government. >More
 UW campus mobilizes following threats by suicidal man

The University of Wisconsin-Madison mobilized its crisis response machinery on Tuesday evening, when it announced that both UW Police and the Madison Police Department were on the search for a suicidal man near the UW Hospital who claimed to be armed with a gun >More
 Mark Bugher and Tom Still resign from Madison Economic Development Commission

Two prominent members of the city's Economic Development Commission have abruptly resigned after Mayor Dave Cieslewicz rejected a selection committee's recommendation and named former Madison school board member Bill Clingan to a key job-creation post. "Nothing against Bill Clingan, but he doesn't have the right skills or the right background for the job," said Mark Bugher, who quit Monday as EDC chair after 4 1/2 years as the commission's leader. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts -- Sep. 24 - 28

In addition to being the home of Cheap Trick, Rockford has long been known as one of the worst places in the country in which to live. Magazines listing Madison at the top of livable cities lists often placed Rockford at the very bottom. Some Madisonians venturing to Chicago have been known to sing a re-configured version of R.E.M.'s "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" as they drove past the Rockford exits on the Interstate. >More
 Our Lives magazine chronicles the LGBT community in Madison

Patrick Farabaugh was just being cautious when he chose a small format for Our Lives, a new magazine for Madison's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. But by the time he published the first issue, in July, "I was turning advertisers away," he says dolefully. "Any media outlet does not want to be turning advertisers away." >More
 Remembering Dimetra Shivers

The death of jazz singer Dimetra Shivers last week at the age of 95 was the last note of a great Madison figure. Honored as the very first "Jazz Personality Of The Year" by the Isthmus Jazz Festival in 1988, Shivers was a storied big band singer and the matriarch of one of the best known African-American families in Madison. >More
 CDA Outsources Union Jobs

On April 29, 2005, John Ring retired from his job as a city employee. He had worked for Madison's Community Development Authority (CDA), painting apartments for $21.29 an hour. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Sept. 17-22

Expect lots of backstabbing and skullduggery this week as Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz meets with, among others, rookie Alds. Marsha Rummel and Michael Schumacher, County Exec Kathleen Falk (twice!), former UW-Madison dean of student Mary Rouse, Developer Richard Munz, one-time mayoral aspirant Nino Amato and radio guy Lee Rayburn. >More
 The scoop on those tiny bus shelters on Capitol Square

New bus shelters have gone up on Capitol Square -- teeny, tiny bus shelters that a well-fed Wisconsinite would barely fit into. Are these the shelters that the city of Madison paid $70,000 for apiece? >More
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