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Citizens Climate Lobby unites against climate change

Remember July? High temperatures hovered around 100 in Wisconsin, and it didn't rain for weeks. Much of the rest of the Midwest experienced the same conditions. Crops failed. Livestock producers started culling their herds. Our home air conditioners, just used occasionally in a "normal" summer, ran nonstop. Or, wait. Is this the new normal? >More
 Wisconsin District 1 challenger Rob Zerban capitalizes on Paul Ryan's divided attention

Even though U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is now Mitt Romney's running mate, he's still running for reelection in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District. And his Democratic opponent sees an opening. >More
 A Simpson Street reunion celebrates the bonds forged in the once troubled neighborhood

On a hot, sticky July morning, Lake Point Drive is quiet, peaceful and, in parts, shaded by mature trees. Diane Small, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than two decades, shows me the nearby community gardens where she grows tomatoes, collard greens and pole beans. Walking back to her small house, we pause at the intersection of Lake Point Drive and Fayette Avenue. Small says the decision to change the name of Simpson Street to Lake Point Drive took her by surprise. >More
 Paul Ryan reaps financial benefits from his policies

The respected national media outlet Politico lost no time latching onto an issue that made a brief splash last year and is now sending ripples into the presidential race. "Newsweek in 2011: Ryan would benefit from his own energy policies," an item published Aug. 11, just two hours after GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney announced his pick of Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. >More
 Mark Pocan crushes opponents to win Democratic primary for Congress

Strong support from top Democrats probably had a lot to do with Pocan's overwhelming victory against state Rep. Kelda Helen Roys and two other challengers. Unofficial results Tuesday night had Pocan leading with 77% of the vote over Roys' 22%. Matt Silverman had 4% and Dennis Hall 2%. >More
 Scott McDonell prevails in contentious Dane County Clerk race

The crowd of around 20 gathered in Scott McDonell's Doty Street driveway and backyard, drinking beer and eating food made by the candidate himself. But the highlight for the victorious candidate was sharing the time with his young daughters, who are seven and five years old. >More
 Paul Ryan: 'Traitor' or Republican ticket savior?

Bart Munger brings his "Paul Ryan is a traitor" sign to his daily protests against unrestrained campaign spending at the state Capitol. But the Milton resident (and Ryan constituent) brought some additional materials to the Dane County Farmers' Market Saturday morning, in response to the just-out news that Republican Mitt Romney had chosen Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate. >More
 Paul Ryan: How Isthmus has covered the 'Republican poster boy'

With the Saturday morning news that Republican Mitt Romney has selected Janesville congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate in the 2012 presidential election, those outside of Wisconsin -- or even south central Wisconsin -- are seeking to learn more about the seven-term U.S. representative. >More
 Scott McDonell, Mike Quieto dispute endorsements in final week of Dane County clerk campaign

Wisconsin state Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison) admits that he gets his picture taken quite a lot. "I can't really say 'no' to people," he says. Such was the case when a photographer snapped a photograph of Risser recently with state Rep. Mark Pocan and Mike Quieto, a candidate in the Democratic primary for Dane County Clerk. >More
 Ordinance would allow taxis to 'cruise' State Street late at night

Hailing a taxi after bar time on State Street could get a whole lot easier if a new Madison ordinance amendment passes. The amendment would allow taxicabs to "cruise" the street looking for patrons between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. Currently, no such cruising is allowed. >More
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