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Madison Police and Fire Commission will rule on complaint against Stephen Heimsness in Paul Heenan shooting

Amelia Royko Maurer remains hopeful that the Madison Police and Fire Commission will move forward with her complaint against MPD officer Stephen Heimsness, who shot and killed her friend and roommate Paul Heenan in November 2012. "I think we have standing," she says. "We want the public to see an analysis of the use of force policy.... It's worth sharing because this affects all of us." >More
 Madison Police and Fire Commission begins search for new MPD chief

Madison's mayor and Common Council won't have any input into who the city's next police chief will be. "I'm really happy about that," says Ald. Paul Skidmore, somewhat jokingly. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol Police now steering clear of observers at Solidarity Sing Along

Police on Thursday did not appear to be warning observers of the Solidarity Sing Along at the Wisconsin Capitol that they were subject to arrest for watching the noontime gathering. >More
 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
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