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Mayor Paul Soglin and Satya Rhodes-Conway will square off in the general election on April 2. Staff writer Dylan Brogan reports on the candidates’ polar opposite campaign parties. Read more

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The four candidates running for alder on the north side will oversee a development boom in the district. Staff writer Dylan Brogan asked the contenders how they will navigate these big changes. Read more

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Council candidates on the far east side say their neighbors are concerned about crime. Three contenders are running to replace outgoing Ald. Amanda Hall. Staff writer Dylan Brogan reports. Read more

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Joe Rocco

Five challengers say it’s time for new leadership in Madison — in other words, it’s time for Mayor Paul Soglin to go. But the city’s veteran mayor says his opponents overlook progress made during his last two terms and he’s “not done yet.” Read more

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With a new digs and robotic cameras, Madison City Channel is covering more city meetings than ever before. Staff writer Dylan Brogan got a behind-the-scenes look during a live broadcast of the Alcohol License Review Committee. Read more

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David Michael Miller

A new metal sculpture has been installed at the top of State Street. It’s the latest placemaking effort to activate the space. The city insists it wasn’t installed to prevent homeless people from sitting. Read more

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Scott Gordon

The Capital Times hosted the first debate in the race for Madison mayor. Isthmus highlights answers from each of the candidates Read more

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Matthew Norman

Teens learn entrepreneurial skills and how to change the world at CEO’s of Tomorrow business incubator. Read more

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Nick Hart, also running, just learned he doesn’t actually live in the city. Read more

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Three alders were appointed to the Madison Common Council this year. They all pledged not to run for a permanent spot on the council. Yet, two of them are. Read more

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Madison Mayor Paul Soglin conducted a poll last week that singled out who he, presumably, considers to be his main competition in next year’s mayoral race. Soglin has never lost a reelection campaign (he’s had five). Read more

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Dylan Brogan

After some unfortunate renovations of the Madison Municipal Building over the years, the city spent $30 million to restore the historic building to its original architectural splendor. “Municipal Restored” — a grand opening and art event — is Dec. 8. Read more

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Edgewood High School’s proposal to build a stadium isn’t getting much love from candidates lining up to represent the Dudgeon Monroe neighborhood. But one of the two candidates sees room for compromise. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

After hours of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Republicans pass lame duck bills to weaken Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Protesters held a rally and waited for hours to testify against a slew of GOP bills moving quickly through the Legislature. Many are frustrated, but not surprised, Republicans want to curtail power to newly elected Democrats. Read more

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As part of our dog issue — on newsstands now — we hounded staff writer Dylan Brogan for a few Wisconsin-themed dog jokes. He Whippet-up some good pooch puns, too. Fur real. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Compared to other cities, Madison is an outlier when it comes to banning dogs from parks. But the city’s parks system is becoming more dog-friendly — albeit slowly. Read more

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Democrats ousted Gov. Scott Walker and won five statewide offices on Nov. 6. But Assembly Speaker Robin Vos insists Republicans have the mandate to govern. Read more

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Gift guide 2018: Be the friend/partner/aunt/coworker who gives the cool gift this holiday season. Because cool is what you decide it is. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

Scott Walker supporters left the governor’s campaign party thinking the race wasn’t over. Twenty minutes later, it was. Read more

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    Carrie Stenerson (left) and Joe Schraven orchestrate City Channel’s broadcast of an Alcohol License Review Committee meeting.

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    Artwork by Faisal Abdu’Allah at the Madison Municipal Building.

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    By artist Peter Hodapp on wall near Community and Economic Development division offices (third floor).