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Cameron Bren

350 Madison activists ramp up pressure on Chase Bank in hopes of turning off financial spigot to fossil fuel companies, like Enbridge, which pumps tar sands oil through Dane County. The group shut down a Madison Chase branch on Nov. 9. Read more

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Madison city staff contemplates how to route Bus Rapid Transit through downtown, including whether the system should go around the Square and down State Street. Read more

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Cameron Bren

The Bridge-Lakepoint-Waunona Neighborhood Center has thrived in two small apartment buildings on the city’s southside. With $2 million in city funding, organizers have big dreams for what a brand new facility could accomplish. Read more

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Ride-sharing services are booming and electric cars are dropping in price. Zerology wants to combine the two to help fight climate change. Read more

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Municipalities and companies are leading the way on renewable energy in Wisconsin. Read more

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China, one of the world’s largest buyers of recyclables, has drastically limited the amount of material it will accept. That means the city is now sending things like children’s toys and five-gallon paint buckets to the landfill. Read more

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Cameron Bren

A new group successfully bought and rehabbed a four-unit apartment building into a housing co-op. Now they want to help others do the same. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Valor on Washington would offer 64 affordable housing units, with a special focus on women veterans and veterans with children. It would be the largest development of this type in the country. Read more

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The closest psychiatric hospital is Winnebago Mental Health Institute, at least a two-hour drive from Madison. That drive time adds to the lengthy process of putting someone in protective custody. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Black-owned businesses are growing, but still lag behind their white counterparts. Several organizations in Madison are trying to help them make connections, get attention and raise money. Read more

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Madison’s pilot composting project has been plagued by contamination of plastic and the city no longer has anywhere to process the waste. But officials insist city-wide composting will eventually happen. Read more

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Cameron Bren

Longtable Beer Cafe is all about beer and conviviality. The new Middleton eatery and tap comes from the owners of Brasserie V. Read more

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Cameron Bren

In each of the past four years, the city has hauled more than 500 tons of garbage to the landfill during Hippie Christmas. The treasure may be tempting for scavengers, but the risks include bedbugs and mercury poisoning. Read more

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If awarded the contract at Judge Doyle Square, Freewheel would include a small retail area, but most of the space would be used for classes and workshops, including basic mechanics courses, safety education and classes geared specifically for women. Read more

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The Republican-controlled Legislature shows little interest in allowing medical marijuana. But that hasn’t stopped advocates from pushing for reform. Read more

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Casetta Kitchen and Counter offers thoughtful pairings for dine-in or take-out. Co-owner James Juedes has a wide-ranging background in wines. Read more

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David Michael Miller

For three years, Dane County has given a select number of addicts a chance to avoid prosecution, provided they complete a rigorous deferment program. The county is now looking to double the program’s capacity. Read more

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Wisconsin officials dismiss claims that the state’s election system might have been hacked or manipulated. But they also agree a recount could be valuable in reassuring voters that the system works. Read more

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Cameron Bren

A bloody fight on Oct. 4 put one “traveling dirty kid” in intensive care and another one in jail. The fight illustrates how dangerous the nomadic lifestyle can be. Read more

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Cameron Bren

Every summer, a few self-proclaimed “dirty kids” show up in Madison to enjoy the city’s tolerant, laid-back atmosphere. Just who are these people, and what are they up to? Cameron Bren investigates. Read more

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    Cameron Bren

    Members of 350 Madison Climate Action Team protest Chase Bank for providing financing to Enbridge, whose pipeline pumps 1 million gallons of tar sands oil a day through Wisconsin.

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    CJ Knoepp was one of two protesters arrested during the protest. Three others were cited for disorderly conduct.

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    Tutor Chris Johnson, top left, helps students with homework at the neighborhood center.

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    Cameron Bren

    MACHA members (left to right) Anna Castaneda, Brel Hutton-Okpalaeke, Nate Hinahara and Gabrielle Hinahara.

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    Cameron Bren

    Matt Van Nest will apply lessons from Brasserie V to his new venture, Longtable.