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Thursday, July 24, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 54.0° F  A Few Clouds
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A flap over housing help

"I got chewed out," Richardson relates. "She said people in public housing don't qualify for this program. Their income is too low, and it takes too much hand-holding to get them through the process." >More
 Fred on the Frankenstein head

The Wisconsin State Journal is not generally known as a crusading newspaper, but in recent weeks it's been using its editorial page to launch an extraordinary crusade targeting state Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison). >More
 Welcome to the Hotel Supermax

The state Department of Corrections is actively recruiting inmates to request transfers to the prison once billed as reserved for "the worst of the worst." >More
 Go down gambling

'Jane,' a Madison-area resident, found out the hard way that gambling in Wisconsin is a losing proposition, even when you win. A heavy-duty gambler, Jane pocketed $253,680 in casino winnings in 2006, according to casino W2G forms (issued for every win of $1,200 or more). The problem is, she also lost $210,905. >More
 'We've become a freight yard'

For years, Robert Narf and other neighbors of the Royster-Clark property on Madison's east side have inveighed against the movement of railroad cars to and from the property ('The Factory Next Door,' 3/17/06). Even now that the plant is closed and up for sale, the problem persists, with cars being brought back and forth from Cottage Grove and left for days at a time. >More
 An offense to blacks nationwide

When Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis saw a state lawmaker's plan to make sex offenders display bright green license plates with red and black lettering, possibly for the rest of their lives, she was appalled. >More
 Smoke gets in their aisles

'It seems absurd to have a ban on patrons smoking, and then let musicians flagrantly violate the ban,' says Muskat. 'If I was a smoker, I'd be ticked off that I have to go outside.' >More
 UW makes it harder to know

'I'm very interested in privacy too, but this information is by its nature not private,' says Roberts, a private-sector IT specialist. She doesn't understand why the UW, after years of posting this information online, is now 'creating layers of difficulty' to obtain it. >More
 Did he or didn't he?

At last week's Progressive Dane-sponsored mayoral candidate debate, the candidates were asked what they would do to protect 'same-sex domestic partner benefits' for city employees. >More
 Is courthouse weapons screening worth it?

The new operation, budgeted at $394,800 in 2007, employs eight and a half screeners to ensure that the courthouse is weapon-free ' except, of course, for the many weapons brought into the building by law enforcement personnel. >More
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