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Chris Collins

Homeless and in poor health, Tom Hasting wanted to disappear. But the U.S. Army veteran made a new start after coming to Madison and finding inspiration at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Read more

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Chris Collins

Inspired Heights gives ex-cons and recovering addicts a lift — both figuratively and literally. The Illinois company, which specializes in renovating churches, is restoring the steeples of Madison’s First Congregational United Church of Christ. Read more

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A Dane County judge rules that poker is as American as “baseball and apple pie,” but also illegal. Read more

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Chris Collins

The Madison Public Library has a treasure trove of movies on its shelves. But some titles are more popular than others. Read this week’s Snapshot to find out which movies Madisonians can’t get enough of. Read more

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Is poker a game of chance or skill? Seth Jovaag runs down the odds with WORT-FM producer Dylan Brogan. Listen to the interview. Read more

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Is poker a game of chance or skill? The answer could determine whether a judge legalizes the game in Wisconsin. One local poker champ, and bar owner, says it’s obviously a game of skill. Read more

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Jas McDaniel

Jo Jensen found inspiration in an unlikely place: lottery pull-tab games discarded at Chief’s Tavern. She has turned the discarded games into works of art. Read more

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Sharon Vanorny

Kandis Janay Woods has big dreams. To realize them, she is planning a big move from her hometown of Madison to Atlanta. She talked to Isthmus about the bittersweet feelings the move evokes. Read more

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Lauren Justice

The world’s oldest religion, Hinduism, has hundreds of followers in the Madison area. An elderly couple in Burke started the Mandir of Madison to provide a place for them to worship. Read more

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Seth Jovaag

The Max W. Pohle clinic offers vital dental services for the poor and disabled. Seth Jovaag examines what will happen after it closes this June. Read more

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Sharon Vanorny

Snapshot: Rev. Emmanuel Okoye has been the chaplain at Oakhill Correctional Facility since 2004. Born in Nigeria, the son of a train conductor, he became a Pentecostal minister in his early 30s. Read more

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Seth Jovaag

Local poker players will have one less place to play next month, as Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison has signaled it will close its electronic poker room. Posters seen Thursday night at the far east side casino, formerly known as the Dejope Bingo Hall, say th Read more

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"Isthmus" contributor Seth Jovaag reported the clandestine poker scene in Madison and what its proponents are doing to seek legitimacy in the August 14 issue, and discussed his story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan. Read more

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Bellied up to a table in Players Sports Bar, the east-side tavern he's owned for a quarter-century, Mark Kroon adjusts his cap and points a thumb over his shoulder to a corner of the room. "We used to play right back here," he says. "This was about t Read more

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Kristian Knutsen

Lothlorien will live to fight another day. The fire-damaged, four-story cooperative house on Lake Mendota has been spared -- for now -- after members from 11 sister cooperatives voted over the past week not to sell it. Read more

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Mary Langenfeld

Isthmus Montessori Academy submitted a proposal to open Madison's first public Montessori school in September 2015. As Madison's fourth charter school, it would be tuition-free and open to anyone. Read more

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Kristian Knutsen

Members of the Madison Community Cooperative recently received estimates of what it would cost to renovate the legendary Lothlorien Housing Collective building, and it's not pretty. Read more

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Seth Jovaag

In the Middle-earth of Tolkien lore, Lothlorien was a "Golden Wood" populated by reclusive elves. In Madison, Lothlorien was, until September, home to elves of a different sort. Read more

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At his Town of Bristol home, Curt LaHaise has a T-shirt that says it all: "WTSHTF, ITEOTWAWKI." "When I wear it sometimes, people are like, 'What the hell?" LaHaise is a "prepper," and his shirt's cryptic message is an acronym familiar to people like him preparing for major catastrophes of any kind. It means "When The Shit Hits The Fan, It's The End Of The World As We Know It." Read more

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Seth Jovaag

I feel a bit like a party-crasher, infringing on a trip to a sacred place that has no significance to me. The feeling doesn't last long. Participants tell me how happy they are that I've joined them. Ask us anything, they say. No question's too dumb. Read more

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