Ben Broeren

Alleging that restaurant workers have been shorted on pay at La Hacienda, 515 S. Park St., the Madison Worker's Rights Center will hold a rally there Saturday around noon in hopes of starting a boycott of the restaurant. more

Jul 6, 2007 10:49 PM News


Ben Broeren

As the sun sets Wednesday evening in downtown Madison, passersby casually stroll in between the City Bar and State Street Brats, seemingly unfazed by the shooting that took place there the night before. But Jeff Callen, Madison coordinator for the Guardian Angels, has been sifting for answers. more

May 24, 2007 8:44 PM News

The morning after the conceding in the primary, Peter MuÃoz seems relatively upbeat about the direction of the mayoral race. His support is unwavering for fellow challenger Ray Allen, whom he endorsed within a half hour of withdrawal from the race. more

Feb 21, 2007 7:39 PM News

An executive committee member of the Dane County Democratic Party, Chris Schmidt hopes to unseat one-term incumbent Tim Gruber in the westside Dist. 11 aldermanic race. Schmidt, 31, works as a researcher at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, having received his Master's degree in Atmospheric Science from UW-Madison. more

Feb 14, 2007 4:33 PM News

A lifelong resident of Madison, Tim Gruber, 41, is finishing his first term as Dist. 11 alderperson. During his tenure he has been a member of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Madison Arts Commission, UW Joint West Campus Committee and the ADA Transit Subcommittee. more

Feb 9, 2007 5:16 PM News

Vicky Selkowe, 33, serves as vice chair of the city's Affirmative Action Commission and also serves on its Equal Opportunities Commission. She was a lead advocate for raising Madison's minimum wage and has fought to pass a mandatory sick-leave ordinance. more

Feb 1, 2007 10:34 PM News

Larry Palm is finishing up his first term as the alderperson for Dist. 15 on Madison's east side and looking forward to another. Palm, 33, has been a secretary with the Madison Metropolitan School District since 1994, and lists education among his main issues. more

Jan 31, 2007 5:34 PM News

When people complain of government overspending and stifling bureaucracy, they often overlook programs that actually help. Some of these programs, hampered by restricted budgets and other constraints, are virtually unknown. more

Dec 28, 2006 3:53 PM News

Whether you prefer imbibing spirits with friends or hanging with the fam, the Madison area provides a medley of New Year options, from heavy metal to magic shows. more

Dec 26, 2006 5:54 PM Scenes


Ben Broeren

The Palace Latin Club is buzzing as Madison's candidates for city council chat about the upcoming April election and listen to the alt-rock harmonies of Blueheels. Former Ald. Gary Poulson says he's running again for the District 20 seat after his unsuccessful 2005 campaign to retake the seat he stepped down from in 2003. Of course, Poulson is at the club to support Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, who also happens to be running. more

Dec 1, 2006 3:55 PM News

Pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and turkey for Thanksgiving dinner are available to the less fortunate, thanks to the many volunteers in Madison. "Everyone can relate to Thanksgiving and being able to eat with their families," says Lisa Jacob, assistant director at the Atwood Community Center. "Volunteers want to make that happen for others." more

Nov 20, 2006 8:27 PM News

Despite setbacks, he remains optimistic that the all-volunteer crime-fighting group will take off. He thinks the police are stretched thin and could benefit from local Guardian Angels monitoring criminal opportunities in dark stairwells and parking lots. more

Nov 9, 2006 3:34 PM News


Tom Wangard

Thousands of students joined the "Move Halloween to Langdon 2006" Facebook online networking group to have a say in Madison's Halloween. Now, the Facebook group has evolved into a registered student organization called Halloween Action Committee, to more

Oct 10, 2006 4:02 PM News