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News in Dane County, Wisconsin

Study: Hottest, coldest places in Dane County 10 miles away
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:27:14 -0700

A new study is documenting the hottest and coldest places in Dane County. The study, by researchers at the University of Wisconsin - Madison is one of the first of its kind. Over the past three years, researchers have collected temperature data from 150 locations across Dane County. The most recent data has found the hottest place is in downtown Madison on the isthmus. Arguably most surprising ...

When the Isthmus Is an Island: Madison's Hottest, and Coldest, Spots
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:53:27 -0700

In a new study published this month in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers highlight the urban heat island effect in Madison: The city's concentrated asphalt, brick and concrete lead to higher temperatures than its nonurban surroundings.

Animal rights group sues for records on debate over maternal deprivation research with monkeys
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:12:30 -0700

California-based Animal Legal Defense Fund is suing the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents for release of handwritten notes from research oversight deliberations.

Correction: Gay Marriage-Developments story
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:25:38 -0700

In a story Oct. 6 about gay marriage, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the Dane County, Wisconsin, clerk. His name is Scott McDonell, not Scott McDonnell.

Dane County Regional Airport Unveils $14 Million Energy-efficient Maintenance Facility
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:49:57 -0700

Sept. 25--Snowplows with $60,000 blades that can clear 30-foot wide swaths in a single pass have a new home at the Dane County Regional Airport.

ASPCA places animals from Wisconsin hoarding case up for adoption in Madison
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:14:59 -0700

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced today that animals seized last month from an overcrowded mobile home in rural Kendall, Wis. will be transferred to Dane County Humane Society in Madison to be made available for adoption.

Morning briefing: Milwaukee County releases 16,000 emails collected in John Doe probe
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:05:00 -0700

Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country. 

Parisi calls for revamping of 911 call center
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:19:58 -0700

In an effort to improve an “unusual governance structure” for Dane County’s 911 Call Center, County Executive Joe Parisi is calling for a revamping ...

Milwaukee issues same-sex marriage licenses
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:44:21 -0700

Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnecki said his office is ready to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

With cutting-edge technology, Dane County eyes zero emissions at landfill
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:14:24 -0700

If Dane County's latest push to combat climate change is successful, local watering holes might soon be serving suds carbonated with carbon dioxide made from decomposing trash. "We'd be willing to use waste CO2 if it were properly tested and we were able to test it with our products," says the Great Dane's Robert LoBreglio, a co-founder of the local brewpub. "After that it's all logistics."