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Isthmus on WORT: Wisconsin Capitol protesters' confidential info released

Isthmus news editor Judith Davidoff reports on how confidential information of Wisconsin Capitol protesters was released and the state's explanation about matter in the September 20 issue and discussed her story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the September 19 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
 Second round of bids fails to produce new options for Madison homeless day resource center

Dane County's second call seeking proposals for a day homeless resource center ended Thursday with just one bid, a proposal it already had. And with no obvious site available, it looks as though the library will be one of a few places the community will rely on in helping homeless people get through the winter. >More
 Helmet? Hell no! More bicylists opt for risky riding

Nobody knows what Sigrid Leirmo was thinking. A little after 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 23, 1990, Leirmo settled her car into Lot 60 on the UW campus and released her bike from its rack. Sigrid hadn't cycled much as a child and was not a hard-core biker. When she bought her first mountain bike as an adult, she'd even practiced in quiet areas before venturing into traffic. Her bike was mostly a practical way to get from her car to her bacteriology lab. >More
 Beware of Madison-area sinkholes!

In August, a 60-foot-wide sinkhole formed under a resort in Florida, forcing the evacuation of about 35 guests before a three-story building collapsed and another sank. Last spring, a Manitowoc man had to be hoisted out of a sinkhole about three feet wide that wasn't there the day before. >More
 J.B. Van Hollen comes under fire for controversial open records defense

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has stuck close to his conservative roots since taking office in 2006. He has made defending the state's Voter ID law -- a Republican initiative -- a priority. And he has refused to defend the state's domestic partnership law, which was championed by Democrats. But his handling of the state's open records and meetings law rose above the fray of partisan politics -- until now. >More
 Should Wisconsin collect sales tax on all online purchases?

John Nygren sees it as "a matter of fairness." Why, asks the Republican state lawmaker from Marinette, must brick-and-mortar retailers collect sales taxes from customers while some of their Internet competitors do not? >More
 Wisconsin DOJ says little on release of Capitol protesters' confidential information

The Wisconsin Department of Justice still has little to say about the release of personal information on Capitol protesters by state lawyers who are prosecuting permit violations at the Capitol. >More
 Wisconsin Capitol Police incident reports released with protesters' addresses, driver's license and Social Security numbers

When Craig Spaulding reported to Dane County Court Friday for a pretrial conference, he was given a stack of documents by the Department of Justice attorney prosecuting him for permit violations at the state Capitol. Included among these papers were Capitol Police reports on other protesters, with their personal information intact, including home addresses, driver's license numbers and, in some cases, Social Security numbers. >More
 UW-Madison officials say Bucky Badger photos with lawmakers are not "political"

The appearance of Bucky Badger at the Solidarity Sing Along last week prompted UW-Madison officials to declare it a fake and clarify a few things about its trademarked mascot. >More
 Isthmus on WORT: Scott Walker, the Solidarity Sing Along and #unintimidated

Isthmus web editor Kristian Knutsen reports on how the Solidarity Sing Along is trying to make Walker's book title its own in the September 13 issue and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the September 12 edition of In Our Backyard. >More
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