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Shouldn't Melissa Agard Sargent be home with the kids?

The Saturday before the Aug. 14 primary elections, Melissa Agard Sargent drove to Milwaukee to help support progressive Democratic candidates running for Assembly. On Sunday, with her youngest son in tow, she talked to constituents at the north-side Ride the Drive. Then she went knocking on doors. >More
 Madison requests that state reconsider decision to close two east side railroad crossings

Mayor Paul Soglin and state Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) on Wednesday denounced last week's decision by the state railroad commissioner to allow Wisconsin & Southern Railroad to close Brearly and Livingston streets at crossings on the east side. Soglin called the decision by Commissioner Jeff Plale "absurd." >More
 Is Wisconsin competitive in presidential race? Ads will tell

Barack Obama, in accepting his party's nomination for a second term as president, commiserated with the viewers he reached on television screens throughout the nation: "I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly," he reflected. >More
 Madison and Dane County police unions condemn Capitol crackdown on protesters

In an unusual display of public criticism, two police unions from Dane County issued a statement Wednesday morning condemning the recent crackdown on protesters at the state Capitol under the direction of Capitol Police Chief David Erwin. >More
 Dane County judge strikes down Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law Act 10

Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas has struck down Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law. In a decision issued late Friday afternoon, Colas argues that the law violates the constitutional rights of free speech and association. >More
 How Wisconsin Capitol Police served protester Bart Munger his tickets at work

Police officers showed up twice at Bart Munger's workplace at UW-Madison to serve him with tickets. They just missed him on Monday, but tracked him down Tuesday through his supervisor and handed him two citations. >More
 Isthmus staff taking photos of Wisconsin Capitol police are threatened with 'obstruction'

Capitol Police are actively filming people in the Capitol each day, in efforts that seem designed to intimidate protesters and the general public from being in the space. But the police officers are not happy to have their own photographs taken. >More
 Will we ever agree on anything again?

We are a deeply divided nation. It isn't just that we want different things; we have two completely different world views, with a completely different sets of facts at our disposal. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol Police crack down on old-timey music

Capitol Police Chief David Erwin has followed up on his promise to crack down on anyone who strays from state Capitol permitting rules, including those who sing at noon with the Solidarity Singers. He's even sent deputies to deliver tickets to people's homes and workplaces. >More
 Physicians Plus wrangles with UW Health over insurance coverage for midwives

Even after Dana Hurda moved from Madison to Evansville, she continued to go to the UW Health West Clinic in Madison, a 35-minute drive from her home. The reason? Midwives. Hurda has come to depend on the specially trained nurse midwives who work out of UW and provide hospital-based midwifery services for women in childbirth. Even now that she's no longer focusing on childbearing, Hurda has relied on the UW clinic's midwifery program for her primary gynecological care. >More
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