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News in Dane County, Wisconsin

Dane County clerk didn't follow model ballot
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:27:27 -0700

MADISON, Wis. -- Election clerks around Wisconsin, including the Democratic one in Dane County, have decided not to use a model ballot for the November election that's being challenged by Republicans as confusing and benefiting Democrats.

You want jobs, Wisconsin? They're in tech, stupid!
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:05:40 -0700

At lunchtime on March 18, Rachel Keranen walked the two blocks from the Bendyworks office at 106 E. Doty St. to the Madison Club, the traditional gathering spot of Madison powerbrokers for 100-plus years. Keranen, 25, is part of the new wave of leaders transforming Dane County and perhaps Wisconsin.

Dane County August home sales down 22%
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:25:00 -0700

But median sales price was up 4.5% to $230,000.

Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:29:26 -0700

Some states have moved to curb long-term "solitary confinement" in prisons, where research shows it can drive those with mental illnesses further over the edge. [...] inmates with serious mental illnesses are more likely to break rules and stay jailed longer, increasing the chances of weeks or months in isolation that risks inflicting additional psychological damage. "At many jails and prisons ...

Q&A: Tamara Grigsby works to 'change the landscape' as Dane County's new community relations director
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:26:01 -0700

Former state Rep. Tamara Grigsby has returned to Madison to serve as community relations director in the office of Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.

David Blaska files lawsuit against Madison schools; Thousands more documents released from first John Doe ...
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:01:56 -0700

A Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker and challenger Mary Burke in a dead heat, within the margin of error. Blogger David Blaska files a lawsuit against Madison schools, claiming its current teacher contracts violate Wisconsin's Act 10.

Dane County judges grant adoptions to married lesbian couples
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0700

By giving children two parents in the eyes of the law, adoption provides broader legal protection for children, said a Madison attorney. 

Dane County to launch suicide prevention campaign
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:42:15 -0700

Dane County is launching a new suicide prevention campaign that encourages middle-aged men to talk about mental health. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the campaign promotes a web-based service that uses male humor to stimulate conversations about mental health assessments and treatment. "Man Therapy," which launched in 2012, was developed by Cactus Marketing and Communications, the ...

Appeals court strikes down Wisconsin ban on same-sex marriage, but marriages still on hold
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:48:40 -0700

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals struck down bans Thursday on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana, but marriages are still on hold at the Dane County courthouse. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell says he has been advised by his corporation counsel that he must wait until the law officially goes into effect in 21 days.

Roadwork in Madison Could Cause Delays for Traveling Badger Fans
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:07:16 -0700

Construction is underway on a number of state highways in Dane County, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region encourages Badger football fans to plan ahead if traveling to Camp Randall for Saturday’s 11 a.m. kick-off.