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Madison police involved in shootings can get help to deal with trauma, but they don't have to

Even routine police work can be stressful, but the trauma of being involved in a shooting is so scarring it can often hasten the end of an officer's career. According to the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, 70% of police officers involved in shootings nationwide struggle with the subsequent trauma so much that they opt to leave the profession within seven years. >More
 Madison city council candidates Rummel, Thornton address voters one week before election

Madison's 6th aldermanic district, covering the near east side south of East Washington, is often held up as the city's most politically active and a Monday night city council candidate forum at St. Bernard's Church on Atwood Avenue reflected how seriously its residents approach local politics and policy. Three-term incumbent Ald. Marsha Rummel, a co-founder of Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, is challenged by Scott Thornton, president of the Marquette Neighborhood Association and a team leader in the State Budget Office. >More
 Roggensack holds sizeable lead over Fallone in Wisconsin Supreme Court fundraising

Over a recent six-week period, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Ed Fallone has seen a huge increase in campaign donations -- nearly quadrupling his total receipts -- but incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack is still far ahead in the quest for cash. New filings with the Government Accountability Board reveal that the candidates took in a combined $530,000 over the period between Feb. 5 and March 18, most of which came in after the Feb. 19 primary. >More
 Gumbogate resolved: New Orleans Take Out reinstates Ald. Marsha Rummel

Isthmus reported Thursday that John Roussos had barred Rummel from eating at New Orleans Take Out on Fordem Avenue because she voted for the plan to add bike lanes to North Sherman Avenue and turn it from a four-lane street to two-lane road. But Roussos soon had a change of heart and apologized to Rummel later that day in an email. >More
 Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson defends Wisconsin Supreme Court's role to Joint Finance Committee

During Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson's budget testimony before the Joint Finance Committee, some Republican lawmakers took the opportunity to ask politically motivated questions that strayed from the subject at hand. >More
 University of Wisconsin Police captain charged with disorderly conduct

A University of Wisconsin Police Department captain has been charged with disorderly conduct for disturbing a woman he did not know by using a law enforcement database to track her down and leave a Valentine's Day card on her car. >More
 The powerful Pat Roggensack

One of the ugliest incidents in the 160-year history of the Wisconsin Supreme Court occurred on June 13, 2011, with an extraordinary physical altercation between two of its members. As Justice Ann Walsh Bradley would later tell investigators, Justice David Prosser put his hands around her neck, "full circle skin-to-skin...holding my neck as though he were going to choke me." >More
 More Wisconsin Capitol protest tickets dismissed but state prosecutors forge on

Brandon Barwick has been ticketed 22 times for demonstrating at the state Capitol without an appropriate permit and once for disorderly conduct. An active participant in the noontime Solidarity Sing-Along gatherings, he has refused to pay the fines. In fact, he and many of the other activists ticketed at the Capitol have demanded jury trials. >More
 Ald. Marsha Rummel banned by New Orleans Take Out for supporting Sherman Avenue bike lanes

Elected officials make a lot of sacrifices in serving the public, but Ald. Marsha Rummel could not have predicted it would come to this. "Do not return to New Orleans Take-Out," owner John Roussos emailed Rummel on March 9. "You will be told to leave. If you do not comply the MPD will be called." >More
 Occupy Madison homeless community sticks together, despite threat of city fines

For Keith Valiquette, the attraction of the Occupy Madison encampment isn't complicated. "We want to be a community," Valiquette says. "We all generally like each other. This dividing up of men and women between the shelters breaks up families." >More
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