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  1. Two downtown robberies occur within 45 minutes early SundayRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    Two robberies occurred within 45 minutes of each other downtown early Sunday morning, but police say more information is needed to determine whether they are connected. The victim, a 32-year-old Madison man, was walking near the intersection of North Pinckney Street and East Gorham Street when two men demanded his laptop and bag, the report said.

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  2. Kohlbeck: Andersen proves his worth in second season at UWRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    When the Wisconsin football team blew a 24-7 lead way back against LSU Aug. 30, the Badgers and second year head coach Gary Andersen suddenly found themselves in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Not only did the Badgers miss out on a statement victory against a well-known SEC team in LSU, but combined with two losses from the previous season - against Penn State on Senior Day at Camp Randall and to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl - questions started to circulate about whether or not Andersen was the right successor for former UW head coach Bret Bielema.

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  3. Winter weather makes life harder for city's homelessRead the original story

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    With the Wisconsin winter coming, the harsher weather and lack of public resources make life for the city's homeless even more difficult. Heidi Wegleitner, Dane County Board supervisor for District 2, said the colder temperatures make living in one's car or on the street even less comfortable, and while the city's shelters will accept anyone when the temperature falls below 20 degrees, they have nowhere to go if it's 21 degrees or higher.

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  4. First Wave: Being change they hope to see in local communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    The screams and claps were deafening when the lights went down on the First Wave touring ensemble. Their final chant of "scream, march, fight, bleed, die" had just filled the Overture Center Theater, and brought the audience to their feet.

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  5. Preview: Badgers with chance to impress at Battle 4 AtlantisRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    While the snow begins to fall in Madison, the Wisconsin men's basketball team will see nothing but sunshine and hot temperatures over its Thanksgiving break, spending the week in the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis mid-season tournament. The hype for the tournament has been building ever since the field of eight, consisting mostly of elite NCAA basketball programs, was announced last year.

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  6. Hundreds gather in Madison protesting Ferguson grand jury decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | The Badger Herald Online

    More than 250 protesters gathered at the Dane County Jail on Tuesday following the Ferguson grand jury decision, raising awareness about racial disparities while also protesting the county's plan to build a new jail. The rally, which began at the jail and went around the Capitol square, was sparked by news that a grand jury in Missouri decided against charging Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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