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Gov. Scott Walker has sizable cash advantage over Mary Burke on the eve of election

No one can deny that spending by often-shadowy outside groups plays a huge role in elections. But much of the cash lavished on elections still flows directly to and from the candidates' campaigns, which must make detailed public disclosures. >More
 Occupy Madison makes progress, incurs debt with tiny house village on East Johnson Street

With a new coat of paint, a newly constructed fence and the addition of three houses no larger than 99 square feet, a former auto body shop on East Johnson Street looks very different than it did several months ago. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: How Dane County is a leader in capturing garbage gases

Isthmus contributor Nathan J. Comp reported on Dane County's work in harnessing and using the gases produced in its landfill in in the October 23 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on that day's edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson gives $650,000 to Wisconsin GOP as election draws near

Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has waded into the state's looming Nov. 4 election with a $650,000 contribution to the Republican Party of Wisconsin. The contribution is listed as having been received Oct. 23. That puts it outside of the reporting window for campaign finance reports due Oct. 27, but the party reported it Sunday as a late contribution, as required. >More
 Mary Burke vs. Scott Walker: Wildly different visions for Wisconsin

Nov. 2, 2010, was quite a day for Scott Walker. It was his 43rd birthday and the day he won election as governor, an ebullient, still-youthful-looking politician whose victory speech to his joyous crowd of followers was punctuated repeatedly with the rhythmic message: "Wisconsin is open for business!" >More
 Residents of senior communities lose absentee voting option under new Wisconsin law

Let's say you live independently in an apartment that happens to be within a senior residential community. You make your own meals and come and go as you wish. You also faithfully vote in each election and, for the sake of convenience, always have an absentee ballot mailed to your residence. But in what has come as a surprise to many, that option is no longer available to residents of retirement homes and care facilities. >More
 With cutting-edge technology, Dane County eyes zero emissions at landfill

If Dane County's latest push to combat climate change is successful, local watering holes might soon be serving suds carbonated with carbon dioxide made from decomposing trash. "We'd be willing to use waste CO2 if it were properly tested and we were able to test it with our products," says the Great Dane's Robert LoBreglio, a co-founder of the local brewpub. "After that it's all logistics." >More
 Isthmus on WORT: MadiSUN, MGE and the future of solar energy in Madison

Isthmus news editor Joe Tarr reported on the city's proposal and MGE's approach to renewable energy on October 15, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the October 16 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Ad wars heat up the 2014 Wisconsin governor's race

Like them or not -- and most people don't -- television ads are a mainstay of modern political campaigns. They arguably matter more than debates, websites and media coverage. A cynic might say that explains a lot. >More
 Ho-Chunk Nation will shutter its Madison casino's poker room in November

Local poker players will have one less place to play next month, as Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has signaled it will close its electronic poker room. Posters seen Thursday night at the far east side casino, formerly known as the Dejope Bingo Hall, say the eight-table poker room will shut down Nov. 15. >More
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