In the early morning, the Common Council approves a student-apartment project by UW-Madison's Episcopal student center on University Avenue. The project is opposed by the neighboring Luther Memorial Church. See Pamela Selman's report on TheDailyPage.com.
The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa's tribal council meets with Gov. Walker over concerns regarding a proposed mine in Iron and Ashland counties. "This is where we live," member Frank Connors tells the Wisconsin State Journal. "We can't just pack up and move."
Three men are injured by gunfire near R Place, a Park Street bar, during what police describe as an "assassination attempt" against a former employee with a high-caliber assault rifle. The former employee was seriously wounded. Later in the day, Dane County Judge Patrick Fiedler orders the bar temporarily closed because of the incident.
The Madison school board approves the use of police dogs to sniff the halls, bathrooms and parking lots of middle and high school buildings for illegal drugs. The dogs will not sniff students. Board members said a 60% increase in conduct violations led to the move.
Madison's Board of Estimates approves $3.3 million in tax incremental financing for the Edgewater Hotel redevelopment project - down from the $16 million originally approved. The matter will go to the full council in November.
Madison renegotiates contracts with police and fire workers, saving the city $2.3 million next year. The deal, which still has to be approved by union members, includes a 3% contribution from workers toward their pensions. Workers will also pay for their own uniforms.
A vegan health group, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, puts up an anti-cheese billboard near Green Bay. The billboard depicts the grim reaper wearing a cheesehead with the caption "Warning: Cheese Can Sack Your Health." When Foamation, the company that makes those adorable cheese hats, threatens legal action, the group paints over the cheesehead.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announces that next year's budget will cut $1.9 million less than anticipated from the social services budget. The county had been eyeing $8 million in cuts to the department, but Parisi has decided to spare services for homeless families and people with brain injuries and epilepsy, among others.
The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence releases its annual report, showing that the number of people killed in domestic disputes dropped from 67 in 2009 to 58 last year. The victims ranged in age from less than a year to 87. Of the perpetrators, 86% were male. Says Patti Seger, the group's executive director: "This represents approximately 30% of all the homicides in our state."
The state's Government Accountability Board reports that Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, in the spring election for state Supreme Court, "violated the state law requiring county clerks to post all returns on election night," but concluded that it was not a criminal violation.
Compiled (in part) from local media.