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Alexander Timofeev deportation case returns to Dane County Court

It looks like Alexander Timofeev will get a second chance to fight his pending deportation on his home turf. District 4 Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg ruled Aug. 1 that Timofeev, whose immigration battle was documented in Isthmus, could try one more time to get his convictions for marijuana possession overturned in Dane County Circuit Court. >More
 Neighborhood opposition fails to sway Madison Common Council on Monroe Street development

Aldermanic "courtesy" clashed with neighborhood interests at Tuesday night's Common Council meeting. The aldermanic power walked away the clear, if battered, winner in a meeting that went to 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. >More
 Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold to remarry

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold is once again getting married. Feingold confirms that he filed a marriage license application Friday in the Dane County Clerk's Office. But he declined to provide any further details. >More
 Wisconsin lawmaker Sondy Pope threatened with arrest at Capitol for observing Solidarity Sing Along

State Rep. Sondy Pope (D-Middleton) was threatened with arrest Tuesday for watching the Solidarity Sing Along from the floor above the noontime protest. Tia Nelson, executive secretary of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, who was standing with Pope, was also threatened with arrest. >More
 Insurance and hospital lobbying up, union outlays down at Wisconsin Capitol in 2013

Special interest groups in Wisconsin spent less trying to sway state law and policy in the first half of 2013 than in comparable past periods. But it's still a whole lotta moolah. With a few stragglers left to file (reports were due July 31), the "Eye on Lobbying" database provided by the Government Accountability Board lists $17.1 million in lobbying outlays reported by more than 600 registered lobby groups. This paid for nearly 124,000 hours of lobbying. >More
 Joe Tarr discusses Monona Terrace's economic impact on WORT

Isthmus reporter Joe Tarr reports on questionable numbers in studies of Monona Terrace's economic impact in the August 2 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the same day's installment of In Our Backyard. >More
 Wisconsin DNR removes Facebook page amid national outcry over SWAT-style takedown of fawn

Public relations flacks are notorious for trying to bury embarrassing news in Friday evening press releases, but that time of day turns out to be a favored time for squelching public feedback as well. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, in the face of an online maelstrom of criticism over a SWAT-style raid on an animal shelter near Kenosha that ended with the killing of a fawn, shut down its Facebook page just as the weekend was starting. >More
 Wiggies one of two proposed homeless day shelter sites submitted to Dane County

Would Wiggies make a good homeless shelter? County Supv. David Wiganowsky thinks so. He was one of two people who submitted proposals for a permanent day shelter location. >More
 Yellow Jersey bicycle shop, a State Street mainstay, to move to Arlington

Yellow Jersey, one of the oldest merchants on State Street, will move it operations in September to Arlington, a small village 20 miles north of Madison. "We had a new opportunity to buy a really beautiful building," says CEO Andrew Muzi. "We're really excited." >More
 A bed & breakfast on every block: As Airbnb home rentals multiply, Madison regulators get antsy

Paul and Iho Sager's two-bedroom flat is situated just a few blocks from B.B. Clarke Beach and walking distance to Willy Street's eclectic stores and restaurants. They have hardwood floors and original woodwork, and their "Moroccan Room" is a dreamy screened-in porch with a colorful hammock and low-slung furniture covered in embroidered fabrics from their world travels. And even though the Sagers have a 10-month-old baby, Alexandrea, everything is in its place. >More
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