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Walker appointment at issue as Rhonda Lanford ousts Rebecca St. John for Dane County judge

Whether it was because of a difference in experience or the Scott Walker kiss of death, Dane County has a new judge. Rhonda Lanford defeated Rebecca St. John for the Dane County Circuit Court Branch 16 seat by a little more than 4,000 votes on Tuesday, according to unofficial returns. >More
 Tony Evers easily wins Wisconsin superintendent race, now faces battle with Gov. Walker

For state superintendent Tony Evers, reelection was the easy part. He handily beat his opponent, staunch conservative Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Town of Erin), with over 60% of the vote Tuesday. >More
 John Strasser defeats Tim Bruer for Madison Common Council seat; all other incumbents survive

Everybody says it's hard to beat an incumbent. And Tuesday's elections for Madison Common Council proved that to be true -- with one stunning exception. Tim Bruer, the so-called dean of the Common Council who has served in since 1984, was upset by the relatively unknown John Strasser. >More
 Ledell Zellers edges Bryan Post in Madison's District 2 council race

Many local political observers predicted that Madison's District 2 Common Council race would be close and they were right. Ledell Zellers narrowly defeated Bryan Post Tuesday night to represent the downtown district that stretches to the east between Lake Mendota and East Washington Avenue. >More
 Scott Thornton cites negative mailer as a factor in his loss to Madison alder Marsha Rummel

Scott Thornton looked downtrodden at the election watch party for his campaign against three-term incumbent Marsha Rummel in Madison's District 6 aldermanic race. At about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, an hour and a half after the polls closed, Thornton left a dozen supporters at One Barrel Brewing Company. He walked a few blocks down Atwood Avenue to the Harmony Bar, where he conceded to Rummel. >More
 Wisconsin health professionals accept big payments from drug companies

Journalist Steven Brill, in his recent 24,000-word Time magazine article on how the U.S. medical establishment is fleecing consumers, touted a database run by ProPublica, the Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit newsroom. This database, Dollars for Docs, logs payments from pharmaceutical companies to health professionals. Critics say this encourages recipients to use and recommend the products of these companies, with health insurers and consumers picking up the tab. >More
 What's on the spring 2013 ballot in Dane County?

Although nearly 80% of Dane County voters cast a ballot in the November presidential election, local officials are predicting typical low turnout for the upcoming spring election on Tuesday, April 2. Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl says she has ordered enough ballots for a 30% turnout, and Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell predicts fewer than 25% of eligible voters will turn out countywide. >More
 Closing reception celebrates community at East Washington daytime warming shelter

Downtown Madison's daytime warming shelter on East Washington Avenue is closing on March 31, but the atmosphere at Thursday afternoon's volunteer appreciation reception is positive, reflecting a group that is proud to show off its unique community. >More
 Zoning Board of Appeals says 'no' to Occupy Madison camp near I-90/94

Madison's Zoning Board of Appeals typically handles requests from homeowners who want to build a detached garage or an addition that juts into their neighborhood's required setbacks. On Wednesday night, they were asked to grapple with the much more complicated social issue of homelessness. It was not a task they relished. >More
 Campaign mailer from 'shadowy' Building a Stronger Wisconsin PAC hits Madison's near east side

"Say no to Marsha Rummel," reads the flyer's headline, referencing the incumbent alder who has represented District 6 on the Common Council since 2007. Tiny type at the bottom indicates the piece is "Approved and paid for by Building a Stronger Wisconsin PAC, Randy Nash Treasurer." Rummel's opponent, Scott Thornton, disavows any knowledge of the piece. >More
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