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Wisconsin blizzard conditions turn hazardous

Early Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan office issued an update about the ongoing storm with the latest data. Some of the numbers are mighty impressive. Among them: The highest snowfall amounts are expected to total more than 12 to 14 inches -- and perhaps as much as 18 inches -- along and southeast of a line extending from Darlington to Madison, Beaver Dam and Sheboygan. >More
 Yet another winter storm clobbers Madison and southern Wisconsin

Another week means another snowstorm, in Madison and around southern Wisconsin. Upwards of six inches of snow had fallen in Dane County by the time of the morning commute, with much heavier totals found farther to the south and east. >More
 Report clears attorney Stephen Hurley, but not the cops

There are two remarkable -- no, astonishing -- things about the "Referee's Report and Recommendation" issued Feb. 5 in the state Office of Lawyer Regulation's disciplinary proceeding against Madison attorney Stephen Hurley. >More
 Progressive Madison gets ready to boogie for Barack Obama

With Super Tuesday unlikely to deliver a decisive number of delegates for the Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination, anticipation is building for the next round of primaries and caucuses around the nation. Following votes in six states and D.C. over the next week, it will be Hawaii and Wisconsin's turn on Tuesday, February 19, with the state set to assume the national political spotlight. This means the candidates and their brand name supporters are likely to visit, while other fundraising events and rallies are gearing up, including a major gathering of Madison progressives for Obama next Monday. >More
 Why didn't paramedics take Joel Marino to St. Mary's?

When Joel Marino was found, barely alive, in an alley off Park Street, he was only a block from St. Mary's Hospital. Police have speculated that Marino was stabbed in his home on West Shore Drive and had been staggering toward St. Mary's, looking for help. Why then, when Marino was found so close to St. Mary's, did paramedics take him to UW Hospital, a few miles away? >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts: Mixing it up with local business leaders

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz puts his head in the lion's mouth twice on Tuesday by speaking at an Economic Development breakfast that morning and addressing regional transportation with the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce that afternoon. >More
 Lake Mendota ice quake shakes UW and Madison

A UW-Madison news release reports that this afternoon's brief tremor may be attributable to an ice quake. According to the release, dozens of employees in buildings along the Lake Mendota shoreline phoned UW police and the facilities staff to ask about the shaking, which occurred at about 12:50 p.m., lasted for two or three seconds and registered on a seismometer at the geology department. >More
 Mayor Dave's housing plan fizzles

In January 2004, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz called inclusionary zoning "the centerpiece" of city efforts to add affordable housing. IZ proponents predicted that their plan to require developers to include affordable units in their housing projects would add between 200 and 300 lower-cost housing units each year. >More
 Mayor Dave, international lobbyist

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz spent last week in Japan, but that doesn't mean he was out of touch. In fact, while he missed the city council's major meeting on the Allied Drive redevelopment, he still found time to lobby Ald. Larry Palm on the issue. >More
 The problem with student loans

When Cedric Larson started his undergraduate program five years ago, he figured he would be able to cover the costs with scholarships, grants and part-time employment. But, by the time he graduated this past spring, his undergraduate tuition at the UW-Madison had skyrocketed by 69%. He had to start borrowing. His current debt load: about $10,000. >More
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