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  1. Madison concerned about the amount of salt on the road in winterRead the original story

    Nov 24, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Madison has been salting its roads in the winter for about 60 years, and despite the concerns of some about its impact on lakes and rivers, a road salt report from Madison Dane County Public Health says people often prioritize winter driving conditions over environmental health. "I think in the summer its something people talk about and say something needs to be done," Rick Wenta of Madison and Dane County Public Health said.

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  2. UW Campus Kitchen chapter opens to assist anyone combating hungerRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Four students at University of Wisconsin have come together to combat hunger and food insecurity by establishing a chapter of a national non-profit organization called Campus Kitchens. Cofounders Colin McReavy, Katherine Kokkinias, Shruti Rajan and Meaghan Sargent have molded their mission statement around the Wisconsin Idea - the policy that integrates university programs into real-world situations in the state.

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  3. City officials clash over budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Despite frustration with the amendments to the 2015 budget, Mayor Paul Soglin announced he will not veto, instead letting it pass without his signature, according to a statement released early Wednesday. "After three years of steady progress in addressing the issues of fiscal responsibility and a commitment to solving the challenges of poverty and equity, the amendments made to the budget represent a step backwards," Soglin said in the statement.

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  4. WUD Film's 2014 Mini Indie Festival is a cinematic utopiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Over the years, I've heard many people complain about the absence of movie theaters in the downtown Madison area. These complaints aren't entirely unfounded.

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  5. County board approves $8 million in funding to combat homelessnessRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    The Dane County Board of Supervisors approved $8 million in funding for the Affordable Housing Fund at its meeting Monday night, which puts the county "one step closer to ending homelessness." The county will invest $2 million per year for the next four years for affordable housing, for a grand total of $8 million to fight homelessness in the county, according to the 2015 county budget.

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  6. City committee hears updates on Mifflin apartment project, School of Music recital hallRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Members of the Joint Southeast Campus Area Committee heard updates on several area projects Monday, including a proposed apartment building near the Kohl Center and the new performance center near the Chazen Museum. According to Melissa Huggins, founding principal at Urban Assets, a consulting firm working on the project, the apartment proposed for the corner of West Mifflin Street and North Bedford Street has undergone some slight changes.

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  7. Former County Board Supervisor joins mayoral raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    While he thinks current Mayor Paul Soglin has done well serving Madison, recently announced mayoral candidate Richard Brown said he thinks it's time for a change. "Everybody has a place.

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  8. Dane County budget amendment could add $2 million for affordable housingRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Dane County Board Chair Sharon Corrigan said the amendment would create a pool of money specifically set aside for housing projects for low-income residents. The fund would be comparable to other funds that have been created by the city, and the goal of each is to store money in anticipation of benefiting the community, Corrigan said.

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  9. O' Cayz Corral venue defined Madison music culture before sudden demiseRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    It would come as a shock to many people that Madison, being the tiny little hamlet of 235,000 people that it is, has been host to shows by the likes of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age and the White Stripes. But these shows weren't held at huge venues like the Orpheum or the Alliant Energy center, but rather at the now-defunct O'Cayz Corral, a small, 150-capacity bar and music venue with a "cow-punk atmosphere" that was nestled on the corner of Wilson and Franklin streets just east of the Capitol.

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  10. Local Since '93 leaves behind university degree to follow dream of becoming an artistRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Since '93 is a hip-hop music producer who believes in the prospect of his dreams and doing what he loves to do over what his peers would consider the "safe" lifestyle of completing a four-year degree. Better known as Ben Karbank to those outside of the music world, the 21-year-old college dropout came to Madison to attend University of Wisconsin and pursue a degree in film.

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  11. State Street, Johnson Street projects wrapping up for the yearRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    As winter draws nearer, construction crews around the city are completing work on several city projects, including the State Street Mall update and reconstruction of East Johnson Street. The State Street project, which was supposed to have been completed by Oct. 31, was extended due to several unforeseen conditions, according to city engineer Chris Petykowski.

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  12. Student-run Wisconsin Singers sing and dance their way onto Overture stageRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    University of Wisconsin-based performance company the Wisconsin Singers will be taking the Overture Center stage Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, for their homecoming show. As this is the group's only performance in Madison this season, they plan to entertain the crowd with a very special 90 minutes of musical medleys and dancing.

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  13. ACEEE energy efficiency ranking shows improvement, lacking areas in WisconsinRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy placed Wisconsin at No. 17 in its annual ranking of each state's energy efficiency over the past year, noting improvements as well as shortcomings in the state.

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  14. Madison joins initiative to reduce homelessnessRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Madison and Dane County are taking the next step in reducing homelessness, joining a nationwide initiative aimed at ending chronic and veteran homelessness within the next two years. "The goal is really simple: to help communities get all the way to zero in terms of chronic and veteran homelessness in the next two years," Maguire said.

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  15. Woman attacked while walking home SaturdayRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    A 20-year-old Madison woman was attacked while walking home late Saturday night on the 200 block of North Pinckney Street. According to a Madison Police Department statement, the victim was walking in the area around 11:30 p.m. Saturday when a man pushed her down and punched her in the face.

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  16. Housing market sees power shifts, high demand for older buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    As students look for housing in Madison, some officials say state legislation is giving landlords the upper hand in a competitive market where housing choices are becoming more complicated. As apartment developments continue to pop up around downtown Madison, the choice for student housing is increasingly coming down to either high rise apartment or 100-year-old houses.

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  17. Metro, MPD look to decrease level of traffic accidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    With high levels of traffic and increasing numbers of accidents, the Madison Police Department and Metro Transit are working to make the streets safer for everyone. Earlier this week, MPD released a list of the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Madison, including busy spots on East Washington Avenue and Stoughton Road.

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  18. Last Capitol Square farmers' market of the season SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    The Dane County Farmers' Market will hold its last outdoor market of the season on the Capitol Square Saturday before moving to the Monona Terrace for the next two months. The iconic Madison event, the largest producer-only farmers' market in the country, will return to the Capitol Square in mid-April, according to market manager Bill Lubing.

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  19. Dane County looking to update Alliant Energy CenterRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Though the Alliant Energy Center has been Madison's premier venue for concerts, meetings and other events for years, a new Dane County budget amendment will set aside $300,000 for a study of the venue is looking to help update the out-of-date facilities. Robin Schmidt, Dane County Board supervisor for District 24, said she hopes the planned studies will provide valuable insight that will allow for a revitalization of the Alliant Energy Center.

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  20. Mifflin Neighborhood could see new high-riseRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Madison could see a new multi-million dollar apartment rising up near campus, as a new proposal looks to bring a high-rise to Bedford Street by the 2016 school year. The early designs for the building were presented before the Mifflin West district, part of the Capitol Neighborhood Association, during a neighborhood meeting Wednesday.

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