UP: Madison. The city of favorable rankings claims another, when Children's Health magazine names it the second best place in the U.S. to raise a family, behind Burlington, Vt. Also among the top 10: Fargo, N.D., and Lincoln, Neb.
DOWN: State criminal justice system. An audit finds that DNA samples for 12,000 convicted felons, which are supposed be stored by the state, are missing. The audit was done after officials discovered the DNA sample for an ex-con now suspected of multiple murders belonged to someone else.