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Talk is cheap in the John Doe probe of Walker's recall election

A lot of folks -- perhaps too many -- are spouting off about the John Doe probe launched by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office into the campaign of Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and more than two dozen conservative groups, among others. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: A closer look at Judge Doyle Square

Isthmus staff writer Joe Tarr reports on the namesake of Judge Doyle Square and explores concerns raised by the manager of the Concourse Hotel in the December 6 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the December 5 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 The Wisconsin Legislature's unfinished business in its 2013-14 session

Legislative bodies perform two critical and complementary functions. The first is to pass bills; the second is to not pass them. So far this legislative session, nearly 1,000 bills have been introduced in the GOP-controlled state Assembly and Senate, including some identical bills in both houses. As the first year of the two-year session draws to a close, about 100 bills have passed. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Gus Paras seeks to revive the Orpheum Theater

Isthmus reporter Joe Tarr reports on Gus Paras and his plans to revive the Orpheum Theater in the November 22 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the November 21 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Community Car founder Sonya Newenhouse expands her green mission to other ventures

Wisconsin's first car-sharing program turned 10 this fall. From its humble launch in Madison with only 26 members, it now serves some 1,300 customers who rely on fuel-efficient Community Car vehicles for errands and pleasure, as well as for reducing their carbon footprint. >More
 Building rehab tax breaks could prove costly to Wisconsin

Areas of broad agreement in the Wisconsin Legislature are hard to find. One exception: a bill to expand state tax credits for restoring old buildings. No one spoke or registered against the legislation at public hearings. More than a dozen lobby groups representing Realtors to labor unions gave it thumbs up; none was opposed. It passed on votes of 88-4 in the Assembly and 31-2 in the Senate. >More
 Mary Burke woos Wisconsin progressives

Ron Biendseil first threw gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke a softball: "When are you coming out with your book?" he asked, alluding to Gov. Scott Walker's recent Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge. "Believe it or not I'm focused on the people of Wisconsin," Burke told the approximately 30 members of the Middleton Action Team, who gathered Nov. 20 for a midday meeting at Sofra Family Bistro in downtown Middleton. >More
 Got controversy? Dane County Board wades into raw milk dispute

Since state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) introduced a bill this summer to legalize the limited sale of raw milk in Wisconsin, no local government has registered a position on the controversial issue, according to Government Accountability Board records. But the Dane County Board of Supervisors is considering taking a stance. >More
 New DAIS shelter a safe place for pets

Candy and JJ can't tell us what happened at their town of Bristol house on Sept. 16. According to news reports, animal control officers removed the cat and dog from their home after Kevin Herskind shot and killed his wife, Julie, their German shepherd, and then himself. I learned about the incident when I saw the sweet-looking animals on Facebook. >More
 Protesters file some 15,000 complaints against Capitol police over Solidarity Sing Along arrests

Capitol protesters are no longer just contesting the tickets they've received for participating in the Solidarity Sing Along. They're filing their own complaints against the Capitol Police officers who wrote the tickets. On Tuesday, Bob Syring and Jerry McDonough filed some 15,000 complaints with the Capitol Police, alleging officers engaged in harassment and other misconduct in issuing about 250 citations to protesters between July 24, 2013, and Sept. 6. >More
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