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Dazed and confused: Adverse drug reactions take a heavy toll on seniors

Olivia Carriola was frightened. The 67-year-old was dizzy and disoriented. "I didn't know what was happening to me. I was bouncing off the walls," she says. "In the hospital, the doctor told me I had low sodium, but they didn't tell me where it was coming from." >More
 Madison West High activists form Students for Wisconsin political action committee to take on Walker

We've heard pundits and politicians weigh in on Gov. Scott Walker's nearly $1 billion cuts to Wisconsin schools. But what do Walker's policies look like to the people most affected by them -- the kids sitting at their desks with No. 2 pencils and hope for the future? Now we know. >More
 Downtown residents get a look at plans for Madison College culinary school

At a meeting of downtown Madison's Mansion Hill neighborhood association Monday night, representatives from Madison College and design company Strang presented preliminary plans for a new culinary education center located on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and West Johnson Street. >More
 Megabus, mega-headache: A cautionary tale for Chicago commuters

When is a Megabus not a Megabus? When it's the 4:30 p.m. bus from the Memorial Union to Chicago and it's a Van Galder. >More
 Turning out the base: Walker and Barrett jostle to get the faithful to the polls

With few undecided voters in the state, turnout is expected to be key in the June 5 recall election between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. Sparks says much will come down to the fractious nature of the Democratic effort versus the GOP's more centralized get-out-the-vote operation. >More
 Suppressing the student vote? New residency rules could affect Wisconsin's recall election

The voter ID law passed last spring by the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature was widely criticized for requiring that voters show a driver's license or other form of photo identification at the polls. These provisions are now under two court injunctions by judges who found that the photo ID requirements likely discriminate against minorities, the poor and the elderly. Meanwhile, it is the bill's new residency requirements, largely lost in the controversy over photo ID, that are much more likely to keep students away from the polls. >More
 Barrett already fundraising on Walker's 'divide and conquer' comments caught on video

Tom Barrett is already raising money off of potentially explosive video footage reported late Thursday by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, in which a then newly elected Gov. Scott Walker tells his largest donor that he intends to pursue a "divide and conquer" strategy as the first step in diffusing union power. >More
 Exposing ALEC: The Center for Media and Democracy goes after the right-wing powerhouse

It was a rainy spring Friday afternoon, and Lisa Graves was feeling a little loopy. The day before she'd been in Washington, D.C., part of a coalition rallying outside the offices of the American Legislative Exchange Council protesting the conservative organization's role in passing Florida's Stand Your Ground law, now in the spotlight after the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. >More
 Huge recall campaign contributions still flowing in to Walker, other Republicans

It's been called a quirk in state law and even "an outrageous loophole." In fact, it was a deliberate change with unintended consequences. The change, passed in 1987, temporarily allows unlimited contributions from individuals for recall-related expenses. >More
 Wisconsin Democrats have work to do, as primary turnout looks good for Gov. Walker

Although Kathleen Falk was trounced in the primary election for governor on Tuesday, the mood at her party at the Edgewater Hotel was surprisingly cheerful. Falk entered the room to hearty cheers and at the podium did her best to rally the troops in support of her opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. >More
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