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Wisconsin Coverts Project teaches people how to manage state's woods

From now on, just call me "Mr. Ambassador." For the better part of four days at the end of August, I was among a group of about two dozen people who received intensive instruction in woodlands management at a little-known training camp in northern Wisconsin. >More
 Abrupt firing of Disability Rights Wisconsin attorney has parents and advocates worried

The evening of Sept. 21, Tom Masseau emailed the board of Disability Rights Wisconsin to inform members that attorney Jeff Spitzer-Resnick was no longer employed with the agency. Masseau gave no reason for the departure, saying only that the agency wished Spitzer-Resnick -- a 17-year veteran of the agency who worked on high-profile special education cases -- the best and thanked him "for his years many [sic] of service with DRW." >More
 Outside cash flows to contested Wisconsin races

Forget opinion polling. Ignore endorsements. Never mind how much money the candidates raise. To see which electoral races are truly competitive, look at where the special interests are putting their money. Or pouring it, as the case may be. >More
 Battles loom over Madison's funding for transit, arts and parks in Mayor Soglin's budget

Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway will be fighting Mayor Paul Soglin's proposal to hike bus fares by 25 cents in his $266 million budget for next year. Rhodes-Conway calls the hike -- which comes on the heels of a 50-cent fare hike in 2008 -- "regressive." >More
 Madison gets more state money for tight budget; now how to use it?

Mayor Paul Soglin was unusually cheerful when he walked into his conference room Monday afternoon for a press conference called earlier that morning. The reason was quickly evident. On Friday, the state revised its revenue sharing numbers, meaning the city is now scheduled to get $267,000 more than city staff originally expected. >More
 Views from President Obama's rally at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (slideshow)

President Barack Obama returned to Madison for the third time in his presidency to address a crowd of 30,000 on UW-Madison's Bascom Hill Thursday. >More
 A view from the VIP section of Obama's Madison rally

It was 12:30 p.m., about five-and-a-half hours after people first starting lining up on Observatory Drive to see President Barack Obama's stump speech on Bascom Hill. The line by then extended all the way past Elm Drive, approaching the Natatorium. The VIP line, however, was much shorter. >More
 Some in Obama rally crowd irked over having to share personal information

While her daughter waited contentedly with a button and a sticker, Bonnie Natera expressed her displeasure about having to share her phone number and contact information to get tickets to see the Obama rally on Thursday. "I did not like it at all," she said, "especially since no one requested to see my ticket." >More
 President Obama regains his mojo at University of Wisconsin-Madison rally

Abraham Lincoln has the best seat in the house at President Barack Obama's rally on Thursday. The Lincoln statue sits placidly above the people jam-packed onto the University of Wisconsin's Bascom Hill, as if gazing onto the podium down below. National media perch on risers near the stage, confirming the fact that Madison is the center of the political universe for a couple of hours this afternoon. >More
 Live blog: President Obama's campaign rally at UW-Madison

President Barack Obama returns to Madison for the third time since being elected in 2008 to stage a rally on Bascom Hill at UW-Madison Thursday afternoon. We're collecting social media reports and images here, many from the hashtag #ObamaUW. >More
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