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Great Lakes Compact gets first test

Marc Smith is baffled. The National Wildlife Federation spokesman can't understand why a proposal from the city of New Berlin to divert water from the Great Lakes is so flawed. >More
 The loons among us

There's a loon convention at Monona Terrace. Not the people kind, the bird kind. Last Saturday, April 4, more than 30 loons were visible from the bike path along John Nolen Drive. >More
 Lawmakers plan new bill to regulate dog breeding in Wisconsin

For the past decade, attempts have been made to impose standards to govern dog breeding in Wisconsin, one of the few states without any laws in this area, other than federal regulations. At the state Capitol today, lawmakers announced plans to introduce a new bill to license commercial dog breeders in Wisconsin. The Commercial Dog breeders Licensure Bill will require all dog breeders selling over 25 dogs a year to be licensed. >More
 Bridget Maniaci bests Brenda Konkel, who embraces new role

At 9:30 p.m., Brenda Konkel hushed the crowd at the Avenue Bar and began thanking all her supporters for their hard work -- it sounded like the start of a victory speech. >More
 Nancy Mistele falls to Kathleen Falk, but vows death to commuter rail

Will the race have a lasting impact? Mistele smiled and repeated something one of her supporters had just told her: "The train's not dead yet." >More
 Dane County and Madison 2009 spring election results: Falk, Abrahamson, Evers, and Maniaci win; Garver Arts Incubator referendum passes

The complete ward-by-ward spring primary election unofficial canvass results are slowly being made available by the Dane County Clerk's office. The highest-profile contested races are highlighted below with complete results as they are reported. >More
 Madison Community Foundation refocuses to help nonprofits provide basics

Greta Hansen knows firsthand how the economic downturn has hiked the need for such basics as shelter and food. "We are seeing people who have never been to a food pantry before," says Hansen, the executive director of Community Action Coalition (CAC). >More
 What to do about the homeless? County exec candidates disagree

With the Dane County election fast approaching, candidates Kathleen Falk and Nancy Mistele are discussing their views on combating the homelessness problem as local shelter leaders take interest. >More
 Reality on Madison's streets

An interview with John Quincy Edge about his experiences living in Madison as a homeless person. >More
 Dane County's inmate community service program not tied to judicial funding

While the 911 Center has dominated debate over public safety in the Dane County executive race, a program proposed by Kathleen Falk that reduces sentences for jail inmates who do community service is also drawing criticism from Nancy Mistele. Yet the terms of that program aren't what was originally proposed. >More
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