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David Michael Miller

Only one supervisor on the Dane County Board will admit to being a conservative. Officials say Gov. Scott Walker and President Donald Trump are to blame. more

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Pines Bach attorney Susan Crawford defeated Shorewood Hills municipal judge Marilyn Townsend in a tight race for Dane County Circuit Court Branch 1. more

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Donna Magdalina

A tight race on the east side and an ousted incumbent on the west side highlight an election that sends seven newcomers to the County Board. more

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Kyle Teal

Dane County is going through its first major zoning code rewrite in more than half a century. The revision promises to allow for new uses of property — including tiny houses, Airbnbs and wedding barns— but not in all areas. more

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Two well-known attorneys with solid progressive credentials are facing off for a seat on the Dane County Circuit Court. Get to know them before the April 3 election. more

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Monona and Verona both have open seats for County Board on April 3. Dylan Brogan gets the what-what from the candidates. more

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Takeaways from Tuesday’s county board primaries: The race to watch this April is on the isthmus; Kelly Danner is giving 18-year incumbent Al Matano a run for his money; Brent Renteria has the best vote-per-dollar ratio of any candidate. more

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Supv. Al Matano faces two challengers in his bid for a tenth term on the Dane County Board. One opponent says there’s enough white guys in government. more

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Four people are vying for the District 6 seat on Dane County Board, representing Madison’s liberal east-side neighborhoods. The Feb. 20 primary will narrow the field to two candidates, who will face off on April 3. more

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As Dane County Board prepares vote on a $76 million jail proposal, staff writer Dylan Brogan provides a point-by-point analysis of the project’s most contentious details. more

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David Michael Miller

Now that the idea to name the City County Building after President Barack Obama has been shut down, I have a suggestion. Hint: He’s a longtime, respected civic leader who has been on the front lines of the fight for LGBTQ rights. more

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David Michael Miller

Some of Dane County’s towns are sick and tired of being bossed around by big-city interests. Several have opted out of the county’s zoning regulations. But not every town is choosing to go it alone. more

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Weeks after a 700-page report outlined two comprehensive proposals for consolidating the jail at the Public Safety Building, County Executive Joe Parisi is asking for more options. more

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Two local attorneys with deep progressive roots face off in the race for Dane County Circuit Court judge. more

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David Michael Miller

Karen McKim is running a spirited campaign for Dane County clerk. Unfortunately, she’s pinning her campaign on a single issue. more

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Philip Ejercito

Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell rose to prominence thanks to his response to issues like same-sex marriage licenses and voter ID. But grassroots challenger Karen McKim is pressing the issue of election integrity in her bid to unseat the incumbent. more

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Carolyn Fath

Dane County Assistant District Attorney Bob Jambois doesn’t hold back when it comes to criticizing his boss, DA Ismael Ozanne. more

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Carolyn Fath

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne is being challenged in the Aug. 9 Democratic primary by his staff member, Bob Jambois, who says the office “in terrible disarray.” Ozanne counters that Jambois’ criticisms are racially tinged. more

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When the Dane County Clerk announced opposite-sex couples could now get the state’s domestic partnership, a few couples were confused: Didn’t they already have that? Suddenly couples have more than one option for tying the knot. more

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Joe Tarr

Domestic partnerships were created by Wisconsin in 2009 to give same-sex couples some of the rights that marriage bestowed. On Wednesday, Dane County issued the first domestic partnership to an opposite-sex couple. more

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