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Marriott hotel developer for old Pahl Tire site says parking and traffic issues are solvable

A second developer is taking a crack at building a hotel on the old Pahl Tire site on the outer loop of Capital Square, at the corner of East Washington Avenue and North Webster Street. But the developer, North Central Group, is running into the same obstacles: parking and traffic. >More
 The school-lunch dilemma for Madison

The Madison school district's food and nutrition production facility is a large, gray, industrial-looking building on Pflaum Road, with a loading bay in the back. Inside, baskets of hairnets line the hallways, and cases of preprocessed food are stacked high. It is in this building, in a windowless conference room, where Dustin Lundt and six of his colleagues gather weekly to determine the lunch menus for Madison's students. >More
 The political calculus behind Mary Burke's decision not to appear with Obama

President Barack Obama's visit to a General Electric facility in Waukesha on Thursday, Jan. 30 has caused some problems for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, who has decided not to appear with the president. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: How one Madisonian got health care coverage via Obamacare

Isthmus contributor Julia Cechvala reports on one Madisonian's experiences in applying for health care coverage via Obamacare in the January 24 issue, and discussed her story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the January 23 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Bipartisan bill to restrict drones in Wisconsin faces turbulence

At a legislative committee hearing last May, state Rep. Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva) began his testimony on AB 203, a bill to restrict the use of drones in Wisconsin, with an interesting boast. "This is probably the best bill that will come before this committee this session," said August, the lead Assembly sponsor. >More
 How about a cafe on the Yahara River Parkway?

Madison will look to the Yahara River waterfront in the coming weeks as it considers plans to redevelop the scenic, open space into a hub for recreation and development. The Yahara River, which links lakes Mendota and Monona, runs about a mile across the isthmus. Roughly 50 feet of green space on either side make up the public Yahara River Parkway. >More
 Madison panel not ready to select either Judge Doyle Square proposal

For months, a city committee has been evaluating proposals from two developers for the massive Judge Doyle Square project, which includes a luxury hotel, parking, offices and retail on a two block area in downtown Madison next to Monona Terrace. On Thursday night, as the committee was supposed to be nearing a recommendation for the Common Council, it decided neither proposal was that attractive. >More
 Consumer experts question whether Walker's $150 tax cut for homeowners will 'fuel' an economic recovery

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker opened and concluded his 2014 state of the state speech by touting a tax cut plan that he says will provide a boost to the economy. >More
 An Obamacare success story

Laura Schuch has joined the ranks of the insured, and she couldn't be more thrilled. "I feel like I won the lottery!" says Schuch, 36, who recently purchased a plan on the insurance marketplace created under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. >More
 Two groups form to scrutinize Judge Doyle Square proposals

Two new groups have formed to take a closer look at the massive Judge Doyle Square project, which could take as much as $113 million in city subsidy. The scrutiny comes as Ald. Mike Verveer proposes making changes to the project goals, in order to address criticism that has been growing in the community. >More
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