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Views from the 'Wisconsin Guns Across America' rally on the Capitol Square (slideshow)

Hundreds of gun rights advocates rallied at the Wisconsin Capitol at noon Saturday, carrying homemade signs and guns in opposition of recent calls for tighter gun restrictions. >More
 Donations help Madison-area veterans group AT EASE get to march in Obama inaugural parade

How do you prepare for an once-in-a-lifetime adventure? Liz and Bill O'Donnell, two armed service veterans from Columbus who are marching in Monday's 57th presidential inauguration parade, are bringing a cooler full of cheese. "For our relatives out east," Liz O'Donnell says. >More
 Madison CDBG committee rejects funding for Care Net affordable housing project

After grilling representatives of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Dane County for close to two hours, a city panel voted against funding the group's proposed affordable housing project. The motion before the Community Development Block Grant committee failed by 5-2. >More
 Drunken driving bills stall in Wisconsin due to the 'dollar factor'

Mark Grapentine is a seasoned observer of state politics. He was an aide to then-state Rep. Scott Walker and a policy adviser to then-Gov. Tommy Thompson. For the past decade, he's been a lobbyist for the Wisconsin Medical Society. In this capacity, he's pushed for tougher state drunken driving laws -- and noticed that, despite an absence of pushback, these laws have stayed mostly the same. >More
 New Domestic Abuse Intervention Service women's shelter to be in public setting

It's hard to imagine a more high-profile location for the new Domestic Abuse Intervention Services shelter than the former Sears Home Central Service building, across from Webcrafters on Fordem Avenue. Shannon Barry, executive director of the group, say that's exactly why the site was chosen. It's on a bus line, and it's central to other resources clients often use, like the Job Center, Access Community Health and the Rainbow Project. But most importantly, Barry says, a highly secure public location is actually safer. >More
 There's still a chance we'll see a new Madison bus depot

When Badger Coaches turned its bus terminal at the corner of West Washington Avenue and South Bedford Street into apartments and retail space in 2009, Madison's bus passengers were dealt a blow. In a letter at the time to city officials, the company's attorney noted that "operations going forward will be more in line with how bus companies are now operating all over the country." In other words: Madison bus riders better get used to online ticket sales and curbside pickups. >More
 Wisconsin marijuana activists encouraged by developments in Colorado, Washington

Marijuana lobbying organizations National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and Is My Medicine Legal Yet? spent Wednesday at the State Capitol for their Wisconsin State Cannabis Lobby Day talking to legislators about legalizing medical marijuana in Wisconsin. >More
 Madison B-cycle's year of the commuter

Madison B-cycle considers its 2012 season a victory for bike commuting. The bike-sharing program allows users to check out bicycles at stations throughout the downtown, take a trip, and return the bike to a station. Customer miles traveled last year tripled from the 2011 inaugural season, leaping from 36,618 to 94,402 miles, according to the program's annual report, released in December. >More
 Mining tops Gov. Scott Walker's list of priorities, along with taxes and jobs, in 2013 State of the State address

Gov. Scott Walker received several standing ovations during his third State of the State address, but when the volume in the Assembly chambers fell, the chants and songs of a few dozen protesters could be heard on the other side. In his first State of the State since beating back a divisive recall challenge last June, Walker focused on former and future efforts to boost economic development, add jobs and reform state government. >More
 Carpenters' union protests Madison businesses; refuses to back up claims

For the past four months, a 20-foot-long sign has loomed in front of the Monkey Bar Gymnasium", charging the business with shameful behavior over a "labor dispute." The same three men hold the sign Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain, snow or shine. They followed the gym from its former location on Williamson Street to its current space on the corner of East Washington Avenue and First Street. >More
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