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Entrepreneur and Homeless Advocate: Invest in Citizens

March 18, 2013  By Wendi Kent AN OPEN LETTER TO: Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Dane County Executive, Joe Parisi I am originally from Austin, Texas, a city I know the mayor to be quite fond of, understandably. I lived there until my mid twenties. At 15 years old, I found myself living on the […]

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Dear Joe Parisi: Please Show Some Compassion

November 29, 2012 by WCMC [Dane County Executive Joe Parisi has recently come under fire for his lack of communication and for authorizing an excessive use of force in dealing with the Occupy Madison encampment on Lake View Hill County Park. He did not attend a meeting called by local leaders earlier this week which […]

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Occupy Madison Listening Session Yields No Answers

November 27, 2012 by Rebecca Kemble Madison and Dane County elected officials, Dane County staff, neighbors and members and friends of Occupy Madison, a community of homeless people, came together to discuss the recent eviction of the Occupy encampment from Lake View Hill during a tense, three hour meeting at the Dane County Human Services […]

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November 21, 2012

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Occupy Madison Evicted

By Leslie Amsterdam and Rebecca Kemble A little after 8:00 this morning two large dump trucks and several pickups pulling trailers rolled onto the Lake View Hill County Park lawn to haul away the collective and personal possessions of members of the Occupy Madison community. For many, these are all of their worldly goods. The […]

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A Tale of Two Neighbors

November 20, 2012 by Leslie Amsterdam and Adam Chern Occupy Madison has established an encampment at Lake View Hill County Park, in the grove of trees off on the east side of the lawn of the Dane County Human Services building. There is no overnight camping at Lake View Hill Park.  Campers do not have […]

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Late Night Crackdown on Occupy Madison

November 19, 2012 by Rebecca Kemble A little after 10 pm on Sunday night two Dane County Parks Division pickup trucks and four Dane County Sheriff cruisers drove across the lawn of Lake View Hill Park shining spotlights on the dozen or so tents set up along the edge of the woods. A few people […]

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