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Impasse likely on health-care plans

Efforts to alter health insurance in Wisconsin will likely go nowhere in the remaining part of the 2007-08 legislative session, only to become a source of further contention in the fall elections. >More
 Wisconsin lawmaker wants to take a bite out of CCAP

State Rep. Robin Vos (R-Racine) is hoping to restrict the public's ability to easily track circuit court activity regarding criminal cases. He's now seeking cosponsors for a bill that would purge the state's online database -- commonly called CCAP (but more accurately WCCA) -- of information about cases which lead to a dismissal or not-guilty verdict, or which are overturned on appeal. >More
 Allied -- against the trees

Amid all the talk about affordability, it's easy to lose sight of other aspects of the proposed redevelopment of Allied Drive. Such as the trees. It may seem like a small thing, but the trees on Allied Drive are one of the few nice things about the neighborhood. The buildings are run down, the lawns unkempt, the people are struggling. But the trees are a bright splash of color in a sometimes dreary existence. >More
 Abortion backlash claims a victim

David Obey's memoir, Raising Hell for Justice, is one of the most important but overlooked political books of 2007. >More
 Madison Mallards stadium renovation forum draws engaged crowd

Dozens of people, many of them longtime north side residents, attended a public listening session regarding stadium renovation plans for the Madison Mallards at the Warner Park Community Center on Tuesday evening. The team sought to update community members on the status of the project, present changes to the plan and hear and respond to attendees' questions and concerns. >More
 Critic rips State Journal's parent company

Club in hand, Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Weil labeled Lee's much-publicized purchase of the Pulitzer newspaper chain in June 2005 as "one of the worst deals in the industry's history." >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts -- Jan. 14 - 29

Many people don't realize that brother cities are where guys go with their brothers and/or brothers-in-law for a few days of ice fishing, beer drinking, fireworks shooting, snowmobile riding and football watching. >More
 Jamming for education in Ecuador

This Friday night, the cold, wintry climes of Wisconsin will be connected to the warm rainforests of Ecuador through the power of music and a shared commitment to helping out people in need. Four bands -- The Eugene Smiles Project, Baghdad Scuba Review, Elf Lettuce and Good Time Camper -- will take the stage as part of a fundraising effort for La Hesperia, a conservation and education program in the Western Lowlands of Ecuador. >More
 Rising prices undercut land buys

Environmentalists and conservationists hailed passage of the new state budget, which included a 40% increase in the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund. Starting in 2011, the state will increase the amount it gives annually to the fund from $60 million to $86 million, for the next decade. >More
 Madison hiring process deemed 'open and fair'

The city of Madison says everything's fine. A report finished last month by the Department of Civil Rights found no abuses in the city's hiring system. No one who got a salary higher than the one advertised. No one got hired without meeting at least the minimum qualifications for the job. >More
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