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The new game plan: Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen shakes up Badger football

Among the flocks of athletes, coaches, student managers, assistants, trainers and onlookers hustling to and fro at Camp Randall Stadium, it's not as easy as it once was to pick out the head coach of the University of Wisconsin's football team. When new coach Gary Andersen formed his coaching staff, he brought in a cohort of colleagues from out West but also retained two important members from Bret Bielema's time. >More
 Gary Andersen's new recruiting strategies

As Wisconsin segues into an offense shaped by do-it-all quarterbacks and a 3-4 defense that requires bigger defensive linemen, the way the Badgers search for recruits will also change. >More
 Community Response Team seeks to rebuild trust with Madison Police after Paul Heenan's death

A panel of 11 law enforcement officials, police experts, mental health professionals and others met with about 40 concerned community members at the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center Tuesday night to discuss strategies to rebuild trust in the wake of Paul Heenan's death last November. The Community Response Team, a group of concerned citizens who have sought to create a dialogue surrounding Heenan's shooting by a Madison Police officer, arranged the meeting. >More
 Proposed Webster Street apartment project receives mixed reviews at neighborhood meeting

Developers revealed the first drafts of a proposal Wednesday that would tear down four houses on North Webster Street for the construction of a five-floor apartment building. Some of the 25 people who attended the neighborhood meeting were critical of the project, due its close proximity to the Robert M. Lamp House, a National Register of Historic Places landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. >More
 Amelia and Nathan Royko Maurer continue crusade for shooting victim Paul Heenan

If you've been following the controversy over the death of Paul Heenan, chances are you've heard of Amelia and Nathan Royko Maurer. Heenan was living with the married couple when he was shot and killed by Madison Police Officer Stephen Heimsness on Nov. 9. >More
 Soglin says good behavior at Mifflin Street Block Party will mean money for summer youth programs

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin has $190,000 set aside, and the way he sees it, it will either go toward policing the Mifflin Street Block Party or to summer youth programs. And it all depends on whether partygoers behave this upcoming weekend. >More
 City committee approves longer hours for State Street-area sidewalk cafes

Come this summer, it looks like late-night downtown pub-crawlers might get to linger a little longer at their favorite outdoor cafe. A proposal extending alcohol service hours at sidewalk cafes -- and making the hours consistent citywide -- received unanimous approval Wednesday night from Madison's Vending Oversight Committee. >More
 Revelry is latest attempt to create a major music festival for Madison

Come May 4, some students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will no doubt have some decisions to make as they consider how to best spend a spring Saturday. They could fight for their right to party and head to the one on West Mifflin Street or any other shindig in the downtown area, risking police confrontation along the way. Or, they could check out the debut of the Revelry Music and Arts Festival. >More
 Wisconsin Film Festival 2013: Little Red puts a fun, suspenseful spin on 'Little Red Riding Hood'

In Little Red -- Milwaukee director Tate Bunker's retelling of the fairytale "Little Red Riding Hood" -- the Big Bad Wolf arrives in the form of lecherous Lou (Mark Metcalf of Animal House fame), who stalks 11-year-old Red (Hannah Obst) as she pursues her dream of seeing the wild horses on Georgia's Cumberland Island. >More
 Proposed changes for Madison Metro bus routes get a public hearing

Madison Metro Transit planning and scheduling manager Colin Conn said Wednesday night's public hearing on proposed changes to city bus routes went "swimmingly well" after 23 citizens appeared to offer feedback to the city's Transit and Parking Commission. The proposed changes would affect 23 routes. >More
 Wisconsin Film Festival 2013: Little Red writer-director Tate Bunker discusses modern-day fairytales

"Happily ever after does not come easily, or without a price," reads the tagline of Little Red, a contemporary retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" that the Wisconsin Film Festival will screen Friday, April 12 (Chazen Museum of Art, 9:30 p.m.). The line serves as a warning label of sorts, one that hints at the story's mixture of familiar elements and deviations from the classic fairytale about a girl and a wolf. >More
 What some UW-Madison faculty hope to see in their new chancellor Rebecca Blank

Pending approval from the UW System Board of Regents, Rebecca Blank will become the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As always, expectations of the university's new leader are high. Conversations with faculty members on campus turned up two broad efforts they'd like to see the new chancellor adopt as priorities. >More
 Madison police involved in shootings can get help to deal with trauma, but they don't have to

Even routine police work can be stressful, but the trauma of being involved in a shooting is so scarring it can often hasten the end of an officer's career. According to the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, 70% of police officers involved in shootings nationwide struggle with the subsequent trauma so much that they opt to leave the profession within seven years. >More
 University of Wisconsin Police captain charged with disorderly conduct

A University of Wisconsin Police Department captain has been charged with disorderly conduct for disturbing a woman he did not know by using a law enforcement database to track her down and leave a Valentine's Day card on her car. >More
 Madison Arts Commission creates committee to give hip-hop a makeover

Hip-hop will return to several Madison music venues if a new group has its way. An ad hoc committee the Madison Arts Commission launched Tuesday will partner with venue owners, police, and members of the local hip-hop scene to improve the genre's image. Commission member Anthony Brown II, a local R&B artist who performs as Anthony Lamarr, proposed the committee in response to anxiety venues have expressed following violence in the audience at a few hip-hop shows. >More
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