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Republican business owner pleads with Walker at pro-train rally in downtown Madison

With each speaker that took the stage at a downtown Madison rally Saturday in support of high-speed rail, the protest crowd of around 200 didn't miss a beat. When speaker Andy Olsen from Environmental Law and Policy Center mentioned Gov.-elect Scott Walker's name, it solicited, "dumb, dumb, dumb" from the masses. >More
 Stem cell debate turns some UW-Madison scientists into reluctant activists

Like many researchers, UW-Madison neuroscientist Ronald Kalil would not classify himself as a very political person. He doesn't subscribe to a specific party and tries to "keep an open mind about all sides of an issue." His primary commitment is to cutting edge research, searching for regenerative therapies for brain injuries. >More
 Indian summer doesn't get much better than this in Wisconsin, experts say

As the our perfect autumn weather comes to an end -- meteorologists have projected rain this weekend, whatever that is -- many people have been left wondering: what has been different about this fall that has made it so pleasant out? And the answer may lie, not in the popular culprit of global warming, but in an age-old phenomenon called Indian summer. >More
 Garlic lovers pitch in against global warming at Primrose Community Farm

As global warming activists, they are not among the usual suspects. They are not protesting at the Capitol, soliciting for WISPIRG or marketing hybrid cars. Instead, they're sitting in lawn chairs on an unseasonably warm October day breaking garlic bulbs into individual cloves for this fall's planting at Primrose Community Farm. >More
 Madison landmarks inspire bike names at Trek and Schwinn

After the precise and intricate task of engineering a brand-new bicycle is finished, manufacturers are faced with a task that could be more daunting: naming it. And in an industry where marketing and identity can mean the difference between success and failure, a name, although not the only factor, can play a big part. >More
 Madison Lanterns for Peace commemorates Nagasaki anniversary

Monday night, on the 65th anniversary of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, a crowd of about 75 adults and children gathered at the Tenney Park shelter to make origami cranes and launch floating lanterns on the lagoon to commemorate the occasion in an event called Lanterns for Peace. >More
 Travel Local: Military Ridge State Trail to Blue Mound State Park

There is no better way to experience the local countryside than by loading up the camping gear and pedaling the Military Ridge State Trail out to Blue Mound State Park. You can travel all the way from Madison to Blue Mound without ever riding on a road. And on a bike-only trail, the only danger is that you just might want to keep riding. >More
 Travel Local: Mendota County Park and Pheasant Branch Conservancy

"People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home," said Ukrainian philosopher Dagobert D. Runes. Although the people of Middleton are not evidently anymore fascinating than your average Madisonian, the often overlooked campground of Mendota County Park and the easily ignored acres of Pheasant Branch Conservancy are well worth the trip to the north side of Lake Mendota. It would be a shame for anyone living in the Madison area to let these two homey spots go unexplored. >More
 Travel Local: Lake Farm County Park in Dane County

We kick off a series dedicated to overnight car-free camping trips by visiting Lake Farm Park, a gem located within biking or boating distance just south of the Beltline near Lake Waubesa. >More
 World Naked Bike Ride participants say Madison cops were out of line

In the days following the World Naked Bike Ride, which rode boisterously through the downtown Madison on Saturday, June 19, championing alternative energy and body acceptance, several questions remain unanswered. For cited participant Lea Zeise, 22, one big question is: Does the Madison Police Department understand the meaning of the word 'genitalia'? >More
 Madison hits the lakes for Paddle to Work Day 2010

Native Americans and early French settlers used Wisconsin's waterways as important and practical avenues of transportation. On Thursday, June 17 (rain date Friday), paddlers will hop in their boats and put Dane County's waterways back to practical use as they navigate to work for the 12th annual, county-wide Paddle to Work Day. >More
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