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Madison, Wisconsin
Night Reporter — Wisconsin State Journal

Evening general assignment/suburbs reporter for @WiStateJournal, @DrakeUniversity alumnus. I tweet news and random thoughts.

Madison School Board approves $504 million budget — The Madison School District will enter the next school year with a $504 million spending plan that raises taxes by about $100 on the average home for the second year in a row.

Will Confederate flag still fly at Madison cemetery? — Q Will the Confederate flag still be allowed to fly at the Madison cemetery where Confederate soldiers are buried? A With national attention focused on the presence of the Confederate flag on public grounds such as the South Carolina statehouse, officials in Madison say the city will continue allowing the flag to fly once a year here at the West Side cemetery where 140 Confederate soldiers are buried.

Focus on Dane County: Liability dispute threatens Ice Age Trail donation — A liability dispute between the town of Middleton and two sets of landowners could prevent a large area of restored oak forest and savannah from being donated to the Ice Age Trail.

Investigation: Oregon police office took drugs from evidence, Med Drop before death — An Oregon police officer who died unexpectedly in January was taking drugs from the department's evidence room and prescription drug disposal box, an internal investigation has found. Lt. Karey Clark, 38, died Jan. 9. The sudden loss of a seemingly healthy and well-respected officer shocked the local law enforcement community, prompting village offices to close and McFarland to offer Oregon policing services during the funeral.

City's alcohol committee opens way to legal sale of craft beer single bottles — Madison's Downtown craft beer sellers and consumers can share a toast of relief after a key city committee created an avenue to allow sales of single bottles and four-packs of craft beer. Madison's Alcohol License Review Committee approved creating license conditions for a group of Downtown liquor stores that would allow craft beer sales to resume while still banning most beverages popular with chronic alcoholics.

City Council overrides Paul Soglin's veto, adds homeless as protected class — Homeless people are included as a protected class in Madison following an overwhelming City Council override of Mayor Paul Soglin's veto. Soglin vetoed the council's June 2 action that added homeless people as a class protected against discrimination.

Landmarks Commission rejects Willy Street project — Plans for a four-story, mixed-use building along Williamson Street failed to gain demolition approvals from Madison's Landmarks Commission. The Landmarks Commission voted 4-1 Monday against a certificate of appropriateness for a demolition permit for Knothe and Bruce Architects' proposal to build 26 apartments and 4,675 square feet of commercial space at the corner of Williamson and Paterson streets.

Focus on Dane County: Dane County grants program focuses on trails — Dane County has set aside $750,000 in matching funds to expedite expansion of bike trails in the area. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Wednesday that the county is accepting grant proposals for its new PARC and Ride Bike Trail grant program, which aims to match investments in trails made by municipalities.

6 Capitol protesters cited during Act 10 protests win court awards against state — Six protesters issued citations during the 2011 protests against Act 10 were awarded financial damages after a one-day Tuesday. Dane County Judge Frank Remington awarded plaintiffs Jeremy Ryan, Jenna Pope, Valerie Walasek, Lauri Harty, Anne Hoppe and her mother, Kathleen Hoppe, damages totaling $44,830. The six protesters were issued citations while protesting Republican Gov.

Madison will continue negotiations with JDS/Exact Sciences on Judge Doyle Square — Encouraged by progress so far, Madison's finance committee on Monday supported more exclusive negotiations with JDS Development and Exact Sciences Corp. on the massive Judge Doyle Square redevelopment Downtown. The city's powerful Board of Estimates encouraged more talks after JDS publicly offered a new approach to some elements of city investment in the redevelopment and the board got a private briefing from a special city negotiating team.
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Jun 29, 2015

@GrandmaCyd You just got a chuckle out of me. The levy is definitely tapped out in this budget.

Jun 29, 2015

Somehow the School Board almost always seems to forget to approve the levy after approving the budget.

Jun 29, 2015

.@MMSDschools Board approves $12,000 budget amendment for 0.2 FTE Spanish teacher at Shabazz High School.

Jun 28, 2015

Today I have seen Dating Naked and Naked and Afraid for the first time. I'm speechless.

Jun 26, 2015

Liability dispute between landowners, town of Middleton threatens @IceAgeTrailOrg land donation:…

Jun 23, 2015

Investigation: Oregon police officer took drugs from evidence, Med Drop before death…

Jun 23, 2015

RT @ColonelTribune: The creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo has died. Donald Featherstone was 79.

Jun 22, 2015

After school program would provide a place for students until 8:30 p.m. and provide dinner.

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