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Robert Chappell

Ask Madison's green queen, Sonya Newenhouse, how we stack up when it comes to green building, and she gushes. "Nationally, we're ahead of the curve." more

Oct 23, 2008 2:00 PM News

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen could be required to update his voter registration, re-register at the polls or cast a provisional ballot in a future election, a review of state records suggests. Van Hollen is suing the Government Accountability Board (GAB) to force it to ensure consistency between voter registration records and state Department of Transportation records. But Van Hollen appears to have his own name spelled differently in the two databases. more

Oct 2, 2008 2:00 PM News

Larry Palm understands as well as anyone that land use is a tricky business, especially in Madison. Whether you're trying to build a swimming pool or an office tower, or just making plans for a bit of open land, you're likely to run into pockets, if not walls, of opposition. more

Feb 22, 2007 5:21 PM Isthmus Cover Stories

To say that Blackhawk Church has grown since its founding in 1965 would be an understatement, but its growth appears to be part of a nationwide trend. more

Dec 21, 2006 5:46 PM Isthmus Cover Stories

'It was unique in the sense that the developer was a church,' says Brad Murphy, planning unit director for the city of Madison. more

Dec 21, 2006 5:44 PM Isthmus Cover Stories

Blackhawk Church, an Evangelical Free Church founded in 1965, has gone from 300 weekly worshipers in 1996 to 3,000 a week just 10 years later. And this growth, while extraordinary by any standard, is part of a larger trend. more

Dec 21, 2006 5:39 PM Isthmus Cover Stories

Wisconsin's largest business lobby is holding firm in its refusal to take a position on a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and civil unions, even as other business groups are declaring their opposition. more

Aug 11, 2006 8:32 PM News