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Students challenge NSA recruiters on University of Wisconsin-Madison campus

Two representatives of the National Security Agency found themselves the object of surveillance when they conducted a recruiting session at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Tuesday, July 2. Madiha R. Tahir, an independent journalist and graduate student attending the South Asia Summer Language Institute on campus, reported on her personal blog, The Mob and the Multitude, about attending the presentation, where she questioned the recruiters about their pitches and the recent furor over the agency's sweeping surveillance net in the United States and around the world. >More
 Red Caboose, committed to accessible child care, raises funds with 5K

On July 13, the Red Caboose daycare center is holding its third annual 5k run, Move Your Caboose, in order to raise funds for its scholarship program. The center, a landmark on Williamson Street, is also celebrating 41 years of business with an ice cream social at Marquette Elementary School after the run. >More
 City seeks consultant to develop business plan for a Madison public market

The city is seeking a consulting team that would begin to make a Madison public market a reality. It's an idea that has been imagined, researched and talked about for almost a decade. Mayor Paul Soglin and the Madison Local Food Committee announced Tuesday that the city is requesting proposals from consultants to create a business plan for the public market. >More
 Julia Cechvala discusses Rhythm & Booms on WORT

Isthmus contributor Julia Cechvala reports on the environmental concerns raised about Rhythm & Booms in the June 27 issue and discussed her story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the same day's installment of In Our Backyard. >More
 A Madison dad faces deportation for smoking weed as a teenager

By the time Alex Timofeev got home from work at the Nakoma Country Club, had dinner and relaxed with his customary cup of tea, it was past midnight. When the doorbell rang in the early morning he tried to ignore it. But the ringing was insistent so he left his fiancée in bed, threw on some boxer shorts and went to the front door >More
 Why are there so few women in academia working on information technology?

So what could be cooler than being a young techie in Madison? These prototypical urbanistas " bike-riders, app-writers, coffee-shop habitués and craft beer aficionados " are the exemplars of the young innovators populating the downtown and maybe building Dane County's 2lst-century economy. All the more reason for a gray-bearded reporter to sit in on the groundbreaking "Starting a Software Company" class in UW-Madison's Computer Science program last December. >More
 Wisconsin's 2013-15 budget, by the numbers

The biennial state budget is, in theory, fundamentally about numbers. So here are some numbers from and about the 2013-15 budget as crafted by Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature. >More
 Stephen Heimsness agrees to resign from Madison Police Department

The city of Madison has dismissed its complaint against Police Officer Stephen Heimsness after reaching an agreement with him to resign. The agreement stipulates that Heimsness will not return to duty and will resign from the force effective Nov. 23, 2013. >More
 Retired Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler speaks out at Madison church against bullying

LeRoy Butler might have played for the Green Bay Packers for 11 years, but being a professional athlete was a long shot for him. Born with club feet, he required braces from an early age to correct the condition. "I remember being in a wheelchair and not being able to run and jump like the other kids," Butler said Sunday during a modestly attended speech at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Madison. >More
 Could Rhythm & Booms go bust?

On Wednesday, July 3, couples, families and friends will again gather at Warner Park to watch Madison's annual fireworks show, Rhythm & Booms. It's an Independence Day tradition as American as apple pie and baseball " except that many of the fireworks are made in China, but we won't go there. >More
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