Thursday, Sept. 18
The Capital Times reports that Madison has threatened to fine former Ald. Brenda Konkel and her partner $300 a day for allowing homeless people to sleep on the porch of their North Hancock Street home and keeping lockers there for them to use. Konkel says, "If the city and the county aren't doing this, why prevent us from doing it?"
Monday, Sept. 22
Mayor Paul Soglin holds a news conference urging people to vote as an "act of defiance" against the state's new voter ID law. He says the city will do all it can to help people register and get to the polls.
The National Toy Hall of Fame announces that Middleton's own American Girl is a finalist this year, competing against Little Green Army Men, Fisher-Price Little People, Rubik's Cube, Operation, the paper plane, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and five other toys. Two winners will be named in November.
Mary Burke's gubernatorial campaign announces that First Lady Michelle Obama will visit Wisconsin on her behalf on Sept. 29, the same day that Gov. Chris Christie visits to support Gov. Scott Walker.
Wednesday, Sept. 24
The Capital Times gleefully declares "Burke is winning" on its cover. Another story in the same edition reports that Gov. Walker and Burke are "locked neck and neck." Meanwhile, the paper's political Stock Report finds Burke's stock falling. There you have it: She's either winning, losing or tying.