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Winston and Brew talk volunteerism, middle school graduation

Let's skip the issues this week and probe the Madison school board candidates on their community involvement and their advice for students moving up to high school. We've asked them to describe their most fulfilling volunteer experiences, as well as what they would say to a graduating class of eighth graders. >More
 Cross-Leone, Moss and Thomas discuss volunteerism

Let's skip the issues this week and probe the Madison school board candidates on their community involvement and their advice for students moving up to high school. We've asked them to describe their most fulfilling volunteer experiences, as well as what they would say to a graduating class of eighth graders. >More
 Madison Common Council candidate Brooks McGrath discusses run for District 6

McGrath, 32, is one of four candidates running for the District 6 aldermanic seat on the near east side of Madison. He works as a stagehand and is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 251 and St. Bernard's Church. Excepting a six-month sojourn in Cleveland, he has lived in Madison for a decade, spending the last three in the 6th District. >More
 Smoking out the Madison mayoral candidates

Madison enacted a controversial indoor smoking ban in 2005, and now Gov. Jim Doyle is proposing a similar indoor ban -- including in bars -- for the entire state. This week, Isthmus asks the mayoral candidates what their position is on the current ban. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts -- Jan. 29 - Feb. 3

The first question that creeps in after surveying Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's weekly schedule today is, who are the Blue Heels and why is Mayor Dave going to their CD release party? >More
 A new season of protest against the war in Iraq begins in Madison

In Madison, visible opposition to the war in Iraq in the form of street protests has largely been somnolescent over the last couple of years since the presidential election in 2004, as local peace activists have focused on projects like municipal anti-war referenda. This changed on Saturday, Jan. 27, though, as about 400-500 people turned out on the UW Library Mall to participate in a series of rallies and a march held in conjunction with a large national anti-war gathering in Washington D.C. and others throughout the state. >More
 Madison Common Council candidate Carl DuRocher discusses run for District 6

Transportation is an important issue for Carl DuRocher, one of the four candidates for the 6th District aldermanic seat on Madison's east side. DuRocher, who chairs the city's Transit and Parking Commission and has a long history of serving on city and county transportation panels, is 60 years old and a 30-year homeowner in the 6th. >More
 Brew and Winston discuss school violence, favorite teachers

Violence in Madison schools is becoming a significant political issue in town. In this week's Take Home Test, Isthmus asks the Madison Board of Education candidates to talk about perceptions of safety in the city's schools We also ask them about an influential teacher in their past. >More
 Dunn against all

To stroll, bike or drive down the handful of two-lane roads that crisscross the town of Dunn is to step back in time. New subdivisions don't intrude on the farms and wetlands that define much of its landscape. Sandhill cranes still nest in its marshes, and full-time farmers raise hogs, dairy cattle and organic vegetables in its fields. >More
 Bambi not out of woods yet

Bambi is without a doubt Wisconsin's most famous deer. That's because the state Department of Natural Resources ' not wanting to let private citizens keep deer as pets, due to concerns about chronic wasting disease ' wanted to confiscate and kill her. The Smiths sued the DNR to stop this, garnering national attention and sympathy. >More
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