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Centro Hispano's director works to connect Latinos in Dane County

When Karen Menendez Coller was 14 years old, her family immigrated to the United States from El Salvador. Her extended family already lived in California, and Los Angeles, with its large Latino population and strong sense of community, was a natural fit. She adjusted to life in the U.S. with relative ease. >More
 Madison voters filled with dread, optimism on Election Day 2014

The electorate in Wisconsin may be bitterly divided, but Madison voters are nearly uniform in their disgust of Gov. Scott Walker. So Madison residents headed to the polls Tuesday with a mix of optimism and anxiety, hoping Democratic challenger Mary Burke could unseat the Republican governor. >More
 Despite loss in Wisconsin AG primary, Ismael Ozanne promises 'you definitely haven't seen the last of me'

Although he came in last in the three-way Democratic primary for attorney general, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne says he would not have done anything differently. And that includes his choice of companion while logging 30,000 miles around Wisconsin. >More
 Wisconsin's hyper-partisan climate is shaping the 2014 Democratic primary for attorney general

Democrats throughout the state are calling the attorney general's office more partisan than ever. But has the position really grown more political since current Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen was elected in 2006? Or have a slew of controversial issues given the impression that the focus of the state's "top cop" has changed from neutral enforcer to partisan crusader? >More
 With concerns addressed, neighbors applaud proposed final development plan for Union Corners

The plans for Union Corners have gone through several iterations, and neighbors have at times been harshly critical. But the final general development plan for the 11.5-acre project at the corner of East Washington Avenue and Milwaukee Street seems to have hit the sweet spot. >More
 How UW-Madison lab cats became the symbols for PETA's campaign against animal research

Deep inside a dimly lit campus laboratory, a 13-year-old calico cat stares ahead. Her tail twitches back and forth slowly. She appears relaxed but focused. Orange, white and black spots splotch her coat, and her white paws stand out against the charcoal-colored surface. Lined with egg-carton foam, the room is protected from light and sound. >More
 Plan Commission recommends legalizing -- and regulating -- tourist room sharing in Madison

The city's Plan Commission has recommended legalizing and regulating tourist rooming houses in Madison. The recommendation to add tourist rooming houses -- like those advertised on Airbnb.com and other room-sharing websites -- to the Madison zoning code passed narrowly by a vote of 4-3. >More
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