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Dane board candidate Terri Kelso criticizes county spending, has filed multiple bankruptcies

Terri Kelso, a Dane County Board candidate from DeForest, hits the standard conservative talking points on her campaign website, calling for balanced budgets and "spending only when necessary." >More
 Is it time for Wisconsin to come clean on campaign finance?

Monroe physician John Frantz has had some extra cash over the years to donate to politicians. But as the cost of election campaigns has skyrocketed, Dr. Frantz found donating more and more troubling. Political candidates "have become unnaturally dependent on people like me," he says. >More
 Second chances: Shelter from the Storm takes on animals in need

Pets end up in shelters for many reasons: Families move, encounter medical expenses, have a new baby. Sometimes when pets get old, they're just discarded. Some are broken, and Shelter from the Storm picks up the pieces when it can. "We can go down trying," says executive director Allison Davies, who founded the organization in 2005. >More
 Madison Common Council allows Copps store to move forward in Grandview Commons

"I still don't know if I did the right thing," Ald. Anita Weier said shortly after the vote. "Because I can see both sides." She was swayed to approve the project because several amendments -- seeking to address concerns over design, landscaping and the development of the adjacent town center -- were added at the last minute. >More
 UW Teaching Assistants' Association rejects proposal to endorse Kathleen Falk in recall

For decades, the labor-Democrat alliance has been part of conventional political wisdom. But one small yet influential union is doing some soul-searching on that score. On Feb. 23, the 2,700 member Teaching Assistants' Association (TAA) at UW-Madison, the nation's oldest graduate student union, passed a resolution that set strict criteria for endorsing a candidate in the upcoming gubernatorial recall election. >More
 Madison Plan Commission tepid on Block 100 plan

The controversial redevelopment proposal for the 100 block of State Street got more negative feedback Monday night, this time from one of the city's most powerful non-elected bodies, the Plan Commission. The commission didn't plan on acting on the proposal, but the public testimony and debate stretched to almost midnight. During the debate, it was clear the developers have not swayed the body. >More
 Madison school board candidates address sustainability at Isthmus/Sustain Dane forum

What a difference a few months have made for the four Madison school board candidates, each of whom gave polished A-game performances during Monday night's game show-style forum that drew around 100 spectators. >More
 Levitan unveils different vision for 100 block of State Street

Stu Levitan, chairman of the Landmarks Commission, will present an alternate vision for the 100 block of State Street to Madison's Plan Commission Monday evening. The rendering was produced by illustrator Dave Danforth in cooperation with architect Elizabeth Cwik, who is active with the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation. >More
 Former Ald. Brenda Konkel remains a force through biting criticism of government and media

Brenda Konkel is a busy woman. Responding to a request for an interview, she writes on a Friday that she has a meeting at 6:30 that night plus four meetings on Saturday and two on Sunday. And so she adds a meeting with a reporter on Saturday evening at the offices of community television station WYOU, where she is a volunteer producer and the chair of the board. Our meeting is suspended for a while when a Spanish-language live show is about to go on the air and its members need help. >More
 Planned Parenthood protest over Wisconsin GOP bills on abortion and sex ed draws hundreds to Capitol

When she was 19 years old, RaeAnna Edwards of Baraboo went to a Planned Parenthood clinic for a checkup. A college student in Minnesota at the time, she had health care coverage through the state. A Pap smear indicated some cell abnormalities, and she returned for a coloscopy. >More
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