Tag Archives: Paul Soglin

Mo Cheeks, champion of street corner scammers, running for mayor

Identity politics will be on the ballot next spring Stopping at the corner of Whitney Way and Odana Road, the Squire had a flashback. (No, not from the orange sunshine back in the day.) Just a year ago, motorists at … Continue reading

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Mayor Soglin proposes $17 city vehicle registration fee

Facing a $5 million budget shortfall, Mayor Paul Soglin is proposing a $17 city vehicle registration fee. Soglin told alders: Dane County proposed its local vehicle registration fee in their 2018 operating budget. Revenues from the fee will be used … Continue reading

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Don’t know much about (police) history

Their minds are closed; don’t confuse them with facts The Madison Common Council did something good Tuesday 05-15-18 and they will get some credit for it: they expressed their appreciation for police during National Police Week. Unanimously. (Their resolution.) Mayor … Continue reading

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You’re invited for punch and munchies after Confederate Rest removal ceremony

More likely to be spirited away in the dead of night It seemed like a reasonable question. Would Madison city government hold a ceremony when the forklift yanks the memorial stone from Confederate Rest cemetery?  Mayor Soglin at the controls. … Continue reading

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Veteran of Wisconsin’s Iron Brigade asked former Confederates to fund monument at Forest Hills

After the death of Alice Whiting Waterman in 1897, Madison resident Hugh M. Lewis, who had been a captain in Company A of Wisconsin’s famed Iron Brigade, appealed to his Southern counterparts in Washington D.C., to raise money for a … Continue reading

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Charleston remembers Confederates and rebellious slaves

Monument to leader of a slave rebellion is located in a park named after a secessionist and Lost Cause progenitor Amtrak is building a new, multi-modal passenger station in North Charleston, S.C. We thought it odd that the current train … Continue reading

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