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Domestic Abuse Intervention Services opens a bigger, better shelter to catch up with the rest of Wisconsin

For years, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services could house only about 25 victims of domestic abuse each day. That will change on Aug. 1 with the opening of a state-of-the-art facility at 2102 Fordem Ave., which offers 56 beds. >More
 Steve Brown Apartments still planning Mansion Hill project

Steve Brown Apartments has not given up on development on the 100 block of West Gilman Street. The company is merely biding its time, hoping that a revised landmarks ordinance will allow it to move forward. Meanwhile, it's been quietly pursuing a less glamorous project in the same area: repairs to a property that was to be demolished to make room for the new development. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: How a proposed MGE rate change could undermine conservation

Isthmus staff writer Joe Tarr reported on MGE's proposed rate change and its implications for energy efficiency in the June 24 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on that day's edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Brett Hulsey's gubernatorial campaign is a losing proposition

Brett Hulsey arrives for an interview at a downtown Madison cafe and points to the loafers on his feet. "The Associated Press accused me of running a shoestring campaign," he announces with a gap-toothed grin, before setting the record straight. "I can't afford shoestrings." >More
 Frank Productions responds to neighborhood concerns about proposed East Washington concert venue

Last night at Tenney Park, residents of Madison's near east side raised concerns about a new music venue proposed for the 1000 block of East Washington Avenue. The venue, a project of local concert-promotion company Frank Productions, would likely hold more than 2,000 concertgoers. >More
 Wisconsin's hyper-partisan climate is shaping the 2014 Democratic primary for attorney general

Democrats throughout the state are calling the attorney general's office more partisan than ever. But has the position really grown more political since current Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen was elected in 2006? Or have a slew of controversial issues given the impression that the focus of the state's "top cop" has changed from neutral enforcer to partisan crusader? >More
 Why Ludell Swenson can't live in downtown Madison anymore

The living room in Ludell Swenson's downtown apartment is purposely sparse. There's a small table where he and his live-in aide share meals and a desk. The furnishings sit flush with the wall, leaving most of the floor space open so that Swenson has a large turning radius for his powered wheelchair. >More
 Scott Walker tops Mary Burke in major and out-of-state donations

Two weeks before the July 21 deadline for filing campaign finance reports, the campaigns of Mary Burke, the likely Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor, and Scott Walker, the Republican incumbent, issued press releases projecting some key numbers. These figures were nearly the same as those in the actual reports, filed on the due date with the state Government Accountability Board. >More
 MGE's proposed rate change dismays conservationists

In 2006, Kurt Reinhold invested $20,000 installing solar panels on the roof of his home. A former high school science teacher, he was concerned about climate change and wanted to reduce his carbon emissions. "I'm a firm believer in displacing more and more fossil fuels with renewable energy because of the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," says Reinhold. >More
 Author Joe Burns urges Madison labor activists to bring back the 'effective strike'

The fallout from Gov. Scott Walker's elimination of workplace protections for public employees continues with a decline in union membership. It is not a situation unique to Wisconsin. >More
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