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New UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank to tackle daunting challenges starting July 22

When incoming University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor Rebecca Blank officially enters Bascom Hall on Monday, July 22, she'll face a steep learning curve. >More
 Joe Tarr discusses Dane County's new vote tabulators on WORT

Isthmus reporter Joe Tarr reports on Dane County's plans to buy new vote tabulators in the July 18 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the same day's installment of In Our Backyard. >More
 Capitol Police once again threaten arrests at Solidarity Sing Along, but take no action

The Capitol Police again warned Solidarity Sing Along participants that they face arrest if they continue to gather without a permit in the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda, as they have been doing each weekday at noon since March 11, 2011. The police have been warning the group each day since Thursday, July 11 that they could be arrested. >More
 Environmental questions over fireworks debris continue as Rhythm & Booms moves to Lake Monona

Rhythm & Booms will move out of Warner Park for 2014. The annual fireworks show will return to the Saturday before the July 4 holiday and shift to John Nolen Drive, with the fireworks set off from barges in Lake Monona, Madison Festivals Inc. announced at a press conference Wednesday at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace. >More
 Monroe Street keeps it local

Monroe Street has some of our finest shops and restaurants. It's home to Bucky Badger, nuns and Trader Joe's, and it has been visited by notables including Ulysses Grant and the real Winnie the Pooh. It's our first suburb, and according to an official city report it "has no existing direct competitors within Madison in terms of business mix and merchandise quality." >More
 The apartment building boom is back in Madison

Before the housing crash in 2008, most American cities saw their share of new condo projects and subdivisions of shiny new McMansions. The Madison area was no exception. All that growth, however, came to a halt with the economic downturn. But five years later, the city is suddenly erupting with new construction -- almost exclusively apartment buildings. >More
 Community Response Team seeks to rebuild trust with Madison Police after Paul Heenan's death

A panel of 11 law enforcement officials, police experts, mental health professionals and others met with about 40 concerned community members at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center Tuesday night to discuss strategies to rebuild trust in the wake of Paul Heenan's death last November. The Community Response Team, a group of concerned citizens who have sought to create a dialogue surrounding Heenan's shooting by a Madison Police officer, arranged the meeting. >More
 Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham cites previous lack of "long-term vision" in presenting 2013-14 budget for Madison schools

"What I don't see enough of is... options that we can create for kids who aren't quite making it," school board member Dean Loumos said Monday at the Madison Metropolitan School District's Board of Education work-group meeting. "Holding our own on what we do this year, so we can do it again next year, frankly isn't good enough for me." Loumos was referring to the district's proposed 2013-2014 budget, which Madison Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham and Assistant Superintendent for business services Mike Barry presented. >More
 Town of Madison police come closer to solving the 27-year-old murder of Andrew Nehmer

Andrew Nehmer may have tried to tell what happened. The phone in the Open Pantry where the 20-year-old student worked was off the hook. Police speculated that he started to make a call but then realized that he couldn't speak. It was April 22, 1986. Just past 4 a.m., a witness saw Nehmer stagger from the store and collapse in the parking lot. Blood pooled around him. He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead. >More
 Should the Madison Municipal Building become a hotel?

Ald. Mark Clear wants the city to keep its options open. He wants the Common Council to at least consider turning the Madison Municipal Building into a hotel with a food court and restaurants, rather than keeping it for city offices. The Common Council will vote Tuesday night on the request for proposals for Judge Doyle Square. >More
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