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Wisconsin Jobs Now! takes aim at low-wage service employment

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, more than a dozen protesters gathered at a Family Dollar store in Madison for what was billed in an email as a "Solidarity Flash Mob." >More
 Dane County DA declines to press felony battery charges against Damon Terrell

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne has declined to file charges against Damon Terrell, nearly one month after Terrell was arrested at the state Capitol on tentative charges of battery to a police officer. "We had some questions and we didn't believe we could reach our burden," Ozanne said Monday morning. >More
 Shamrock Bar & Grill's reopening now in sight

It looks like the Shamrock Bar & Grill will reopen after all. On Sept. 17, the Madison Common Council approved alcohol and entertainment licenses for business owner Robert Mahr, nearly two months after he applied for them. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Wisconsin Capitol protesters' confidential info released

Isthmus news editor Judith Davidoff reports on how confidential information of Wisconsin Capitol protesters was released and the state's explanation about matter in the September 20 issue and discussed her story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the September 19 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Second round of bids fails to produce new options for Madison homeless day resource center

Dane County's second call seeking proposals for a day homeless resource center ended Thursday with just one bid, a proposal it already had. And with no obvious site available, it looks as though the library will be one of a few places the community will rely on in helping homeless people get through the winter. >More
 Helmet? Hell no! More bicylists opt for risky riding

Nobody knows what Sigrid Leirmo was thinking. A little after 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 23, 1990, Leirmo settled her car into Lot 60 on the UW campus and released her bike from its rack. Sigrid hadn't cycled much as a child and was not a hard-core biker. When she bought her first mountain bike as an adult, she'd even practiced in quiet areas before venturing into traffic. Her bike was mostly a practical way to get from her car to her bacteriology lab. >More
 Beware of Madison-area sinkholes!

In August, a 60-foot-wide sinkhole formed under a resort in Florida, forcing the evacuation of about 35 guests before a three-story building collapsed and another sank. Last spring, a Manitowoc man had to be hoisted out of a sinkhole about three feet wide that wasn't there the day before. >More
 J.B. Van Hollen comes under fire for controversial open records defense

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has stuck close to his conservative roots since taking office in 2006. He has made defending the state's Voter ID law -- a Republican initiative -- a priority. And he has refused to defend the state's domestic partnership law, which was championed by Democrats. But his handling of the state's open records and meetings law rose above the fray of partisan politics -- until now. >More
 Should Wisconsin collect sales tax on all online purchases?

John Nygren sees it as "a matter of fairness." Why, asks the Republican state lawmaker from Marinette, must brick-and-mortar retailers collect sales taxes from customers while some of their Internet competitors do not? >More
 Wisconsin DOJ says little on release of Capitol protesters' confidential information

The Wisconsin Department of Justice still has little to say about the release of personal information on Capitol protesters by state lawyers who are prosecuting permit violations at the Capitol. >More
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