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Meghan Chua

For a city of Madison team charged with finding ways to promote racial equity in the city, there's one clear path -- follow the numbers. "Data is integral to the success of our equity work," says Angela Russell, a member of the city's data equity team. The team is part of Madison's Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative, which Mayor Paul Soglin unveiled at a Tuesday press conference as a way for the city to commit to equity in city operations, including budgeting and policy decisions. more

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Meghan Chua

This is the first time in 18 years that Ald. Mike Verveer has not held an annual meeting in advance of the Mifflin Street Block Party, traditionally held the first Saturday in May. Verveer, whose district includes the historic two blocks of West Mifflin Street at the party's center, says the Madison Police Department asked him not to hold the meeting. more

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Peter Nelson worked in information technology for 20 years before leaving the business world to pursue what he calls his "truest love" -- teaching. He has now taught mathematics at Madison College for 13 years and considers it his career. more

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Meghan Chua

Wisconsin fans arrived as early as noon to get a good seat in the Sett at Union South to watch the Final Four matchup between the Badgers and Kentucky Wildcats. By tipoff time at 8 p.m. the place was packed. more

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Meghan Chua

Madison police say they are ready to issue tickets to drivers who work for such unlicensed rideshare app services as Lyft and Uber. "I urge that all drivers stop activities to avoid the citations which run close to $700 apiece for the violation," Madison Police Department Captain Carl Gloede said at the end of a public hearing Wednesday night before the city's Transit and Parking Commission. more

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City of Madison

Festivals were always part of the grand scheme for Madison's Central Park but now that the space is under construction, some neighbors have concerns about loud music and unruly visitors. more

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Though unlicensed transportation companies are currently prohibited under city law, the rideshare app Lyft launched Friday in Madison. The company is launching its Pioneer program in Madison, says spokesperson Paige Thelen. more

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Lyft

A mobile app rideshare company might be setting its sights on Madison. Lyft recently put up ads on Facebook and other social media looking for drivers in the Madison area. more

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Megan Chua

When Wendi Kent got pregnant at age 13, she turned to Planned Parenthood for prenatal care. But after a few months, she scraped together some money to go to another clinic so she could avoid the harassment she faced outside Planned Parenthood... more

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Meghan Chua

Madison is one step closer to hosting a second convention center hotel. A city committee voted unanimously Monday night to move forward with the plan proposed by JDS Development to develop the two blocks next to Monona Terrace. more

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City of Madison

Madison will look to the Yahara River waterfront in the coming weeks as it considers plans to redevelop the scenic, open space into a hub for recreation and development. The Yahara River, which links lakes Mendota and Monona, runs about a mile across the isthmus. Roughly 50 feet of green space on either side make up the public Yahara River Parkway. more

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Trapping in Wisconsin state parks was allowed for the first time in 2013. Now, after one April season and one mid-November season of trapping and expanded hunting in most state parks, the Department of Natural Resources is holding hearings on making the rules, enacted under emergency orders last year, permanent. more

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News broke last week that a wealthy donor to Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) helped draft legislation that would have capped at $150,000 the annual income upon which child support payments are based. Kleefisch has since pulled the bill. In a statement Tuesday he said the bill had run into "misinformation." more

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