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Capitol Square fountains breaking down

The water fountains on the Capitol Square, installed less than four years ago, have suffered a series of catastrophic breakdowns. >More
 Maybe he should have kept the hernia

By any measure, Bill Anderson's unpleasant encounter with the health-care system, including nearly $13,000 in bills for a minor operation, is not unusual. What's unusual is that he's fighting back. >More
 Picnic Point plans face controversy

Here's something you might not know from media coverage of the UW-Madison's plans to remake the tip of Picnic Point: The plans are actually quite controversial. >More
 Capital Times turns off profit spigot

The Capital Times Co., for the first time in decades and perhaps ever, is not rewarding its stockholders with a dividend in the current quarter. >More
 Madison schools pesticide spraying stirs fuss

As Isthmus reported in an online article last Friday, warning signs at Madison schools proclaiming "PESTICIDE APPLICATION: PLEASE KEEP OFF" caused confusion and alarm. >More
 Gary Sherman, late night hypocrite

In a recent article, Scott Bauer of the Associated Press dredged up some words spoken by state Rep. Gary Sherman (D-Port Wing) on the floor of the the GOP-controlled Assembly in March 2008, as a legislative session dragged on until 4 a.m. >More
 Speaking of apologies

In late May, Japan's ambassador to the U.S. extended "heartfelt apologies" for the Bataan Death March of 1942, which killed thousands of U.S. and Philippine soldiers, proving anew that it's never too late to say you're sorry. >More
 City of Madison bills wrongly fined activist

As a peace activist, Miles Kristan has more important issues to address. But you can hardly blame him for being angry over the lousy way he's been treated by the city of Madison. >More
 Majestic Theatre sign saga continues

Matt Gerding, co-owner of the Majestic Theatre, says his nightclub has buckled under pressure from the city to pay a $1,100 fee for encroaching into the public right of way, in part with its landmark marquee. >More
 Clearing the air on home ozone-producers

Amanda Goldstein and Dan Schilling agree on one thing: It's not a good idea to be too trusting. Goldstein, a former print and TV journalist who lives in Madison, feels she made a mistake in trusting Schilling, a Madison-based building inspector who sold her a home air purifier two years ago. >More
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