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Mahlon Mitchell's recall run for lieutenant governor will also be a referendum on Walker

Union leader Mahlon Mitchell logged his first victory in the effort to recall Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a race that may well hinge more on how voters feel about Gov. Scott Walker than anything else. Mitchell, a Madison firefighter and president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, carried the Democratic primary Tuesday with 50% of the vote, according to unofficial results. >More
 A guide to voting in Wisconsin's 2012 recall primaries

The high-profile recall challenges to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Republican state senators will get their first test at the ballot box on Tuesday, May 8. The Government Accountability Board is projecting that 30 to 35% of the state's voting population, or about 1.3-1.5 million people, will turn out to cast ballots in primaries for the six recall elections. >More
 #UWRightNow: Social media project captures 24 hours in the life of the UW campus

On Wednesday, the hottest social media ticket was the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 24 hours, University Communications ran a large-scale social media project, dubbed #UWRightNow, to capture a day in the life of UW-Madison students, faculty and alumni. The idea was to highlight what makes the campus community tick -- both in Madison and abroad. >More
 UW students crowd Union Terrace for Ron Paul speech

With just days to go before Wisconsin's April 3 Republican presidential primary, about 2,500 enthusiastic fans turned out to hear candidate Ron Paul Thursday night at the Memorial Union Terrace. Students dominated the crowd, but families with small children and men in cowboy hats were also there. Moving about the cramped Terrace, the smell of marijuana was faintly discernable. >More
 Reclaim Wisconsin rally draws tens of thousands to Capitol, focus on recall elections

Chants of "This Is What Democracy Looks Like!" and broken pieces of "Solidarity Forever" once again filled Capitol Square on Saturday for the "Reclaim Wisconsin" rally. Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out to mark one year since the passage of Gov. Scott Walker's legislation to drastically limit collective bargaining rights for public employees, as well as to build momentum for the upcoming recall elections this summer. >More
 Robert Gibbs and Obama 2012 reelection campaign rallies UW student support

One day after Super Tuesday proved inconclusive for Republicans vying for the White House, the Obama campaign kicked off an effort to capture the student vote at universities across the state. The President's Greater Together Summit Tour is a nationwide effort that will run through March. >More
 Not quite a snow day, but storm brings fun to Bascom Hill

While the winter months can draw disdain and wonder, in equal measure, snow lovers have been left wanting so far this season. For students on the UW-Madison campus, Friday's snowstorm provided the perfect opportunity to enjoy a frosted version of Bascom Hill, which has historically been a focal point for snowball fights and other winter recreation. >More
 'I Still ? UW' reprises, commemorates Valentine's kickoff to Wisconsin Capitol protests

On the one-year anniversary of the Valentine's Day rally that sparked a statewide movement, students, instructors, and union workers and supporters gathered to promote a simple message of support for education in Wisconsin. Protesters gathered on the steps of the UW Memorial Union at noon Tuesday for "I Still ? UW," a march to and rally at the Capitol, complete with Valentine's cards protesting state budget cuts for Gov. Scott Walker. The demonstration both repeated and commemorated the opening salvo of last winter's protests. >More
 City planner urges UDC to move forward with Madison's proposed Downtown Plan

While members of the city's Urban Design Commission expressed some concerns Wednesday night about an expansive plan to revamp Madison's various downtown neighborhoods, the principal planner on the plan urged against delay. "We've talked about West Mifflin for a lot of time and have had a lot of different scenarios," Bill Fruhling said. "We can't keep doing endless iterations of plans." >More
 Soglin won't ban Mifflin Street Block Party, but calls for an overhaul

The main question prompted by Mayor Paul Soglin in a meeting with student leaders on the future of the Mifflin Street Block Party was how to go about "threading the needle" to keep this year's event a safe and viable option. >More
 After grueling Wisconsin Supreme Court race, Joanne Kloppenburg finds easy campaign for Court of Appeals

Months after a small margin prevented her from unseating Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, Joanne Kloppenburg is running unopposed for the 4th District Court of Appeals. Kloppenburg says she will campaign on the momentum from supporters of the narrowly decided Supreme Court election, which was not settled for months because of recounts and brought her statewide attention. >More
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