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Union Corners on course again

Aaron Olver sees Union Corners as an important entry point to the city. "As East Washington curves around and lines up with the Capitol downtown, this is really the site that feels like the gateway into the isthmus," says Olver, director of economic development for the city of Madison. In the months to come, the gateway is about to be transformed. >More
 City and Gorman still working out details on Union Corners development

Although ground has yet to be broken, the primary parties involved in the latest effort to develop the Union Corners site hope and expect to reach a formal agreement in the coming weeks. The city of Madison, now the landowner of the 11.4 acre site at the corner of East Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street, and Gorman & Company, the developer chosen by the city's special Union Corners Committee last November, are still working out the financial details of the project. >More
 'Glitz, glamor, Las Vegas showgirls and Santa Claus': An interview with Waylan St. Palan (video)

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas around Madison, all the children, good and bad, start to anticipate the arrival of Waylan St. Palan and the Magic Elves for their annual holiday lounge show. >More
 Alan Talaga talks about performing standup comedy in Madison with Chris Lay and Jay Abbondanza (video)

In conjunction with his first person tale of becoming a standup comedian, Alan Talaga sits down with two of his peers to detail horrible show experiences, jokes that work in Wisconsin and pornography. >More
 Racing midget cars at Sun Prairie's Angell Park Speedway (video)

Sporting in the 608 takes a tour of Sun Prairie driver Brandon Waelti's shop and finds out what's special about the local dirt oval at Angell Park. >More
 Training with the Madison Cougars women's football squad (video)

In only their second year of existence, the Madison Cougars have once again made the playoffs for the Independent Women's Football League. We caught up with a few players at a practice to hear their thoughts on their teammates, what it takes to play in the league, and what it means to be a female football player. >More
 The end of the occupation? Inside the Occupy Madison camp (video)

April 30 is the city-imposed expiration date on the Occupy Madison encampment on East Washington Avenue, which has become home to many homeless people. Hear some of the residents explain why the camp has been so important to them. >More
 Saturday on State Street: Busking for Books, digging for vinyl (video)

Downtown Madison was a busy place to be on Saturday with, among other events, Busking for Books colliding with Record Store Day. Here's how it looked and sounded. >More
 What brought you to the polls, Madison? (video)

The polling place at Madison's Georgia O'Keefe Middle School, located in the heart of Madison's near east side, has a tradition of strong voter turnout. Since it's also my local polling place, I headed over to O'Keefe on Tuesday to talk to voters and see what's on their mind as they cast their ballots in the spring election, which included local races as well as the Republican presidential primary. >More
 Fans on the street: Keep the WIAA high school hoops tournaments in Madison (video)

Due to scheduling conflicts at the Kohl Center between UW-Madison athletic events and high school basketball tournaments, the WIAA recommended last month that the tournaments move from Madison to Green Bay. Doing so would end a great March Madness tradition for fans and players alike. The consensus among those we met up with over the weekend is to keep the tournament in Madison. >More
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