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Accused cop returns fire

Earlier 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. >More
 Morlino breaks his promise

The 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.' >More
 DMV prepares to hit road running

Guenther 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. >More
 Lost in Starbucks

Eiseman 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.' >More
 A contrarian at the gates

Joe 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. >More
 Give up everything - or else

What'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. >More
 All he is saying is give streetcars a chance

Cieslewicz 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.' >More
 The (high) price of democracy

When 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. >More
 Dump your diseased carcasses here

The 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
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