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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
 Mayor Paul Soglin calls for apology from Rep. Brett Hulsey

Mayor Paul Soglin on Tuesday said that state Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) owes an apology to city employees for suggesting that a disorderly conduct charge against him was politically motivated. >More
 Lower revenues shrink Wisconsin State Journal newsroom

Capital Newspapers announced Wednesday that it is eliminating 26 positions, including one part-time and three full-time positions in the Wisconsin State Journal newsroom. >More
 Madison parks superintendent clarifies comments on Brett Hulsey

When Isthmus first reported that state Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct, we decided not to publish two pieces of information. >More
 Wisconsin wolf hunting bill fares badly in court

For Chris Danou, the temptation is too great to resist. "I hate to say 'I told you so,'" deadpans the Democratic state representative from the village of Trempealeau. "But I told you so." Danou, who holds a master's degree in wildlife biology, tried to rein in what he felt were unwise provisions in Wisconsin's wolf hunting bill, which sailed through the legislature early this year. >More
 #MyMadisonDay: Help Isthmus tell Madison's story in 24 hours on September 21

Our goal is simple, even if the task itself seems daunting: A day in the life of Madison. Isthmus hopes to chronicle what happens on a typical day in Madison -- big news, small details and everything in between -- by collecting glimpses into the lives of the people who live, work and play here from 6 a.m. on Friday, September 21, to 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol Police chief walks out on Rep. Chris Taylor during meeting on arrests

Wisconsin state Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) blasted Capitol Police Chief David Erwin Friday afternoon for refusing to answer "basic questions" about the recent arrests at the state Capitol and for abruptly ending a meeting on the topic. >More
 Solidarity Sing Along rallies inside Wisconsin Capitol, defying arrests

The Wisconsin Capitol rotunda echoed with the voices of Solidarity Sing-Along participants on Friday. They gathered there to defy a new round of arrests by Capitol Police the previous two days, over which a dozen demonstrators were arrested and cited for holding signs inside the rotunda, charged with violating state administrative code. >More
 On a national stage, Tammy Baldwin delivers short, populist message at Dem convention

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin -- a candidate for the U.S. Senate -- made a grand entrance onto the national stage Thursday evening, with a speech to the Democratic National Convention. It was on the same night that President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination, and although it wasn't televised live nationally, it's still the biggest national platform Baldwin has ever had. >More
 Obama biographer David Maraniss on why the odds are in the president's favor

The way David Maraniss sees it, President Obama has "two out of three essential factors on his side" in the forthcoming election. One is a likeability factor far higher than his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney. Two is the changing demographics of the country that "favor a Democrat." But, Maraniss adds, "He's got the economy against him." >More
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