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What happened to Brad Clark's job?
Brad Clark did not want to quit his job as head of the City Channel, where he'd worked for some 25 years and helped the station win dozens of awards. "The circumstances were so bizarre," Clark says. "After 24 or 25 years of managing the place, seemingly to everybody's satisfaction, I feel like the rug was pulled out from under me." >MoreJudge Doyle Square moves forward without hotel
Plans for a new hotel for Monona Terrace seemed to suffer a major setback this week, when Mayor Paul Soglin -- who has long championed the idea -- announced that he would seek to move forward on other elements of the Judge Doyle Square project next year. >MoreYahara House members fight to keep Madison Metro bus stop
The members of Yahara House, a clubhouse that helps adults cope with mental illness, have a saying: "Nothing about us, without us." So when they learned this week that the bus stop in front of their clubhouse, located at 802 E. Gorham St., is going to be removed Sunday, Aug. 24, many of them were upset. >MoreUrban Land Interests expected to relocate Civil War-era Lannon-Hill house, which faces demolition
Urban Land Interests hopes to move and renovate the historic Lannon-Hill house and store, one of Madison's few remaining Civil War-era buildings, which had been in danger of being razed. The building is currently located at 502 W. Main St. in the Bassett neighborhood. >MoreUrban Design Commission tours and evaluates recent projects it approved around Madison
Dick Wagner walks through the Bassett Neighborhood with his colleagues on the Urban Design Commission, when he spots something disappointing in front of a brand new apartment building at 636 W. Doty Street. >MoreCan Madison be a hotspot for bike tourism with Bikabout?
Megan Ramey loves to travel, but she prefers to explore on bicycle rather than with a big, clunky, gas-guzzling car. So whenever she takes trips, she researches a city's bicycle options, trails and bike-friendly businesses. >MoreLisa Subeck's win means female domination of Madison's seats in the Assembly
Lisa Subeck said her grassroots campaign and experience helped her win the race. "People do want a fighter," she said at her victory party at Schwoegler's bowling alley. >MoreEdgewater Hotel races to finish for official September opening
Since construction began on the Edgewater Hotel in the fall of 2012, its owners have projected an opening date of August 2014. But anyone who has seen the hotel would likely be skeptical that goal will be realized. Insulation on sections of upper floors remain exposed, as workers have yet to cover them with brick. >MoreMadison official's claims for new Monona Terrace hotel questioned
As the Madison Common Council continues to wrestle with the question of whether it should subsidize a hotel to the tune of $44 million, the debate lingers over what benefits that hotel may or may not bring. >MoreJust how accurate are Wisconsin's vote counting machines?
Karen McKim, who is active with the Wisconsin Grassroots Network, is raising alarm about whether the state's voting system is accurate and trustworthy. As the United States turns its vote tabulation completely over to computers, McKim and others worry that mistakes and outright fraud will become more likely. >MoreReimagining the Madison Municipal Building
Although the Municipal Building remains gorgeous to look at from the outside, the inside has been carved up and covered over. Its heating and air-conditioning systems are in terrible shape, and it's widely considered an unpleasant workspace. >MoreThe high cost of Judge Doyle Square
Madison Common Council members say the city simply can't afford what developer Bob Dunn wants it to pay for the controversial $174 million Judge Doyle Square project. Dunn is seeking $75.5 million from the city, including $47.2 million in tax incremental financing and $28.3 million to pay for building a new parking garage and a bike center. >MoreMGE's proposed rate change dismays conservationists
In 2006, Kurt Reinhold invested $20,000 installing solar panels on the roof of his home. A former high school science teacher, he was concerned about climate change and wanted to reduce his carbon emissions. "I'm a firm believer in displacing more and more fossil fuels with renewable energy because of the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," says Reinhold. >MoreJudge Doyle Square price tag for city of Madison swells to $77 million
Developer Bob Dunn submitted his TIF request for the second block of the Judge Doyle Square project Friday, showing he needs another $32.3 million from the city, on top of an earlier request for $44.6 million for a hotel. >MoreMark Clear and Lisa Subeck battle for liberal cred in west-side Assembly race
Lisa Subeck and Mark Clear sometimes end up on the opposite sides of battles on Madison's Common Council, but they are friends. When Clear, 50, was handcuffed and ticketed at the Capitol for singing at the noontime Solidarity Sing Along last August, it was Subeck who snapped a photo. >More