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What do you say to a naked litigant?

The city of Madison plans to appeal a judge's dismissal of a disorderly conduct citation against a participant in last June's World Naked Bike Ride in Madison. >More
 Madison news outlets grapple with 'inappropriate' comments

The Janesville Gazette drew national attention for its recent decision to shut down its online comments section for certain types of stories -- namely, those that concern crime, courts, accidents, race or sex. >More
 New Madison minister, Jane Esbensen, does not believe in God

Jane Esbensen tells a story from the mid-1990s, when she worked as a chaplain at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn. An elderly woman on her deathbed asked for Communion. Esbensen, who at the time was unable to perform this sacrament, brought in another chaplain who could. >More
 World Naked Bike Ride citation dropped

In a ruling that bodes ill for the city of Madison's determination to penalize participants in this year's World Naked Bike Ride, a municipal judge has dismissed the first such case to be adjudicated. >More
 Down and out at Capital Newspapers

The Wisconsin State Journal's circulation continues to fall, consistent with national trends, at times more so. >More
 More than a dozen Wisconsin candidates diss League of Women Voters questionnaire

There is nothing partisan about the League of Women Voters' mission, to help the electorate make informed choices. There is nothing tricky or unfair in the questions it asks candidates for its helpful "Voter's Guide." And there is nothing defensible about the refusal to participate. >More
 War and peace at UW's Memorial Union

The letter writer to Isthmus made his points clearly and well, in response to an article on the upcoming renovation of the UW's Memorial Union. >More
 Madison to reactiviate multi-stall parking meters

Bill Knobeloch, Madison's parking utility manager, says the city is just about to activate its newfangled multi-stall terminals, where parkers can pay with cash or credit. Why does that sound familiar? >More
 How committed to healthy choices is the Madison school district really?

At last month's Food for Thought Festival in Madison, Martha Pings attended a panel discussion titled "Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children." Among the panelists was Frank Kelly, director of food services for the Madison school district, who spoke of his desire to provide kids with nutritious food. Two weeks later, Pings' daughter came home from O'Keeffe Middle School on Madison's east side with news that the cafeteria had a new a la carte option: a slushie machine. >More
 UW: All news is good news?

The UW-Madison is crowing about a new study of university news coverage that says the university was mentioned 6,995 times in New York Times articles between 1945 and 2005. That ranks the UW-Madison 19th among U.S. universities and second among Big Ten schools. >More
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