UP: State ID holders. Several downtown bars say they have scrapped their policies against accepting non-drivers-license state IDs as legitimate forms of identification. Critics call those policies racist because they affect minorities more than whites. See Jack Craver's column.
DOWN: Edgewater Hotel. The project that just won't die may have finally died, after the Common Council fails to reapprove TIF financing for the redevelopment in next year's budget. Then again, we've all thought this was settled before, right?