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Badgers Then and Now brings WAR to Madison for UW Homecoming

"Some of us come to Homecoming every year, and we realized there is nothing to do after the game," says C.R. Wormsby of Badgers Then and Now, "so we decided to have a benefit concert to raise some money for scholarships." The concert will be held in the Exhibition Hall at Monona Terrace, and will feature the current incarnation of WAR, the group that forged rock, Latin, soul, R&B, and jazz to create such iconic songs as "Low Rider" and "Why Can't We Be Friends?" >More
 Kathleen Falk's 2008 Dane County budget is tentative

With the state budget still being hammered out, Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk has to do a lot of guessing. At a press conference Monday announcing her 2008 budget, Falk noted there were "hundreds" of budget lines that are affected by the lack of a state budget. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts -- Oct. 1 - 5

At what point will these public safety listening sessions become repetitive? Monday night, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz will attend one for west side Districts 1 and 7, which border District 20, home to not only a listening session, but also a police response session. >More
 Greg Bump blogs the budget slog

I almost wish the state Legislature would never get its act together and pass a budget. Because when they do, the WisPolitics.com Budget Blog will come to an end. >More
 Ciesliewicz staffer Janet Piraino weighs in on EDC resignations

Mayoral chief of staff Janet Piraino has distributed a detailed email to various city boards and committees strongly defending the hiring of Bill Clingan as the city's new economic and community development director. >More
 Madison biz groups join in criticism of Clingan appointment

The clash between the Madison business community and Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has escalated. The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, joined by two other business groups, issued a press release Wednesday night objecting to the appointment of Bill Clingan as the city's new economic and community development director. >More
 FoRCE offers health insurance plan for Dane County artists

There's good news for uninsured artists in Dane County. The Foundation of Retaining Creative Energy, or FoRCE, in Madison has partnered with Fractured Atlas of New York City, to provide a limited-benefit medical plan. HealthAssist provides discounts for medical care and fixed-limit reimbursements for remaining expenses such as prescription medication. >More
 Cieslewicz responds to Bugher following resignation from EDC

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz has sent a barbed thank-you note to Mark Bugher, who resigned Monday from the city's Economic Development Commission with an unexpected blast at the mayor. Bugher, once a key Cieslewicz ally in the business community, left in protest of the mayor's choice of Bill Clingan to fill a top economic-development position in city government. >More
 UW campus mobilizes following threats by suicidal man

The University of Wisconsin-Madison mobilized its crisis response machinery on Tuesday evening, when it announced that both UW Police and the Madison Police Department were on the search for a suicidal man near the UW Hospital who claimed to be armed with a gun >More
 Mark Bugher and Tom Still resign from Madison Economic Development Commission

Two prominent members of the city's Economic Development Commission have abruptly resigned after Mayor Dave Cieslewicz rejected a selection committee's recommendation and named former Madison school board member Bill Clingan to a key job-creation post. "Nothing against Bill Clingan, but he doesn't have the right skills or the right background for the job," said Mark Bugher, who quit Monday as EDC chair after 4 1/2 years as the commission's leader. >More
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