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Madison Common Council split down the middle on oath supplement

At least ten members of the Madison Common Council chose not to sign a supplementary statement on their official oaths of office on Tuesday afternoon. Eli Judge was one of them. >More
 Inauguration Day for Mayor Dave and the Madison Common Council

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and the 2007 Madison Common Council are being sworn in at the City-County Building today. A live account of the scene follows. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: April 16 - 20

The centerpiece of Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's week is his swearing in at Tuesday's special noon Common Council Meeting. He, along with several alders, will likely protest the recent state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage by adding a statement of opposition to the ban. The Council approved giving officials the option of adding a protest statement to their oaths in January by a 13-4 vote. >More
 Carstensen has second thoughts about naming school after Vang Pao

Reacting to reports that Pao was linked to war crimes and the heroin trade in southeast Asia, Carstensen said Friday "that information was not something I had access to until after we made the decision." >More
 Vang Pao Elementary School opening in Madison

"Let's send the Madison school board back to school for a test," says UW-Madison historian Alfred McCoy puckishly as he weighs the board's unanimous decision Monday night to name a new west-side school for Vang Pao, a former Hmong general and U.S. ally during the Vietnam War. >More
 One step over the line

Last November, Madison residents Laura Braun and Roberto LÃpez went to see a football game in Buffalo, N.Y. But then the couple made a terrible mistake ' crossing briefly into Canada during a side trip to Niagara Falls. When Lopez, 29, tried to cross back, he was arrested, and later deported. >More
 Zach Brandon files ethics complaint against Michael Quieto

Ald. Zach Brandon filed an ethics complaint with the city of Madison Wednesday, alleging that Michael Quieto forged signatures on campaign finance reports while he was working in the city clerk's office. >More
 Dems still bickering over election

Several members of the Dane County Democratic Party want to rein in party chair Wayne Bigelow's power. >More
 Lee Rayburn debuts Willy Street Media

Madisonians missing their daily dose of Lee Rayburn no longer have to do without. The progressive radio host is returning to the morning beat with Willy Street Media (WSM), a non-profit podcast and blog focusing on Madison-based artists and activists. >More
 Doing their part for peace

Joy First, 52, is a mild-mannered grandma who lives in Monona. She's raised five kids, worked for the UW-Extension, and last year earned a Ph.D. in women's studies from the University of Cincinnati. Oh, and one more thing: She's been arrested more than a dozen times for protesting the war in Iraq. >More
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