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Plan Commission recommends legalizing -- and regulating -- tourist room sharing in Madison

The city's Plan Commission has recommended legalizing and regulating tourist rooming houses in Madison. The recommendation to add tourist rooming houses -- like those advertised on and other room-sharing websites -- to the Madison zoning code passed narrowly by a vote of 4-3. >More
 Madison Police and Fire Commission urged to review deadly force policy and to look outside department for new chief

Nathan and Amelia Royko Maurer have, by their own admission, hounded the Madison Police Department in the 11 months since Officer Stephen Heimsness shot and killed their friend and roommate Paul Heenan on Nov. 9, 2012. Yet at a public input session on Monday about the topic of a new police chief, the couple was conspicuously silent. >More
 Wisconsin poised to allow wolf hunting with dogs amidst increase in depredations

Patricia McConnell, an expert on animal behavior, is not against hunting and even raises lamb for food. But the University of Wisconsin-Madison zoologist and author is appalled by what she regards as blatant cruelty to animals sanctioned and abetted by the state. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Willy Street Co-op considers a third location

Isthmus staff writer Joe Tarr reports on the Willy Street Co-ops's planning for a third location in the October 11 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the October 10 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Dane County's low-income families to lose Foodshare nutrition benefits if government shutdown continues

Low-income families in Dane County could soon feel the effect of the ongoing federal government shutdown in a very real way. About 53,000 local residents will lose their food stamp benefits if the shutdown continues past Nov. 2, says Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. >More
 ACLU and Wisconsin officials clash on interpretation of Capitol protest settlement

The Department of Administration and the ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation have signed a settlement on a federal lawsuit involving permitting requirements for state Capitol protests. Under the settlement, announced Tuesday, groups like the Solidarity Sing Along will need to give notice, rather than obtain a permit, to gather at the Capitol. Nevertheless, the parties are still clashing over the interpretation, if not the terms, of the agreement. >More
 Wisconsin's Republican delegation assists constituents with Obamacare, like it or not

No one is more opposed to the Affordable Care Act -- a.k.a. Obamacare -- than the Republican members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation. The state's five GOP reps -- Paul Ryan, James Sensenbrenner, Tom Petri, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble -- have repeatedly voted to repeal the landmark bill. >More
 Mary Burke touts Trek success in carefully crafted video launch for Wisconsin gubernatorial run

When political advisors sit around crafting a candidate's message, one question is primary: What is the candidate's "story"? That is, what tightly woven narrative around a candidate's background and political agenda will most resonate with voters? >More
 Research at UW-Madison feels effects of federal shutdown

The ongoing federal government shutdown illustrates just how vital federal dollars remain to research on campus, even as they become a dwindling resource. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: The status of lawsuits against Act 10 in Wisconsin

Isthmus contributor Ben Siegel reports on the status of the multiple lawsuits against Act 10 in the October 4 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the October 3 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
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