Accused cop returns fireEarlier this month, the Madison Police Department filed a
complaint seeking the termination of Officer Mike Grogan, more than two years after placing him on paid leave. To date, the city has paid more than $200,000 for Grogan to not come to work. Expect that to increase, as Grogan plans an
aggressive defense. >MoreMorlino breaks his promiseThe school, run by the U.S. Army, trains soldiers from Latin
America; many of its graduates have been implicated in human rights abuses, including the murder of nuns and priests. That adds irony to Madison Bishop Robert Morlino's role as chairman of its Board of Visitors, a position that helps give the school legitimacy. >More'A classic case of bullying''We're distressed by the attitude of the supervision here,'
says Frank Emspak, president of United Faculty and Academic Staff. 'As far as I'm concerned, this is a classic case of bullying. It appeared to be an orchestrated attempt to drive him out.' >MoreDMV prepares to hit road runningGuenther shares concerns voiced by Gov. Jim Doyle and others
that a new federal law will add to DMV wait times and hike state costs. But he remains optimistic these rules will be amended to make them less onerous. >MoreLost in StarbucksEiseman eventually concedes that using an unregistered lost
card is 'not officially fraud.' But neither is it Starbucks policy: 'The company is going to cancel the card so no one else can use it.' >MoreA contrarian at the gatesJoe Sommers is delusional. The Madison attorney thinks he may survive next Tuesday's primary for Wisconsin Supreme Court and go on to win the April 3 general election. That's not going to happen. >MoreGive up everything - or elseWhat's happening to Gerald Raspiller probably isn't news.
It's the kind of thing that happens to poor, old people all the time. But to him, it burns as an injustice that cries out for correction. That's why he wants to tell his story. >MoreAll he is saying is give streetcars a chanceCieslewicz tells Isthmus the early reaction has been 'a little more negative than I had hoped.' While 'I didn't expect it to be a cakewalk,' he resents being bashed for
advancing bold ideas: 'It is important for a mayor to have vision, to put proposals on the line.' >MoreThe (high) price of democracyWhen state Rep. Terese Berceau (D-Madison) recently asked the state Elections Board for a list of active voters in her district, she got quite a surprise. The charge for this information was estimated at $503. >MoreDump your diseased carcasses hereThe state Department of Natural Resources wants to dispose of deer carcasses that may be infected with chronic wasting disease in Dane County's landfill, leachate from which gets pumped into Madison's sewerage treatment plant. >More |