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The council will have the option to reconsider the veto override at their next council meeting Feb. 27. 

Soglin and council clash again on alcohol sales

The future of alcohol sales in Madison was again the center of debate at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting as council members differed from Mayor Paul Soglin. Contentious discussion began when the council held a public hearing over a new liquor license for Chen’s Dumpling House on the 500-block of State Street.

The Dane County Board of Supervisors voted almost unanimously Thursday to pursue legal action against pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid epidemic.

Dane County proceeds with lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over opioid epidemic

Dane County will be pressing charges against the pharmaceutical companies it believes are behind the national opioid epidemic, the Dane County Board of Supervisors ruled in a nearly unanimous vote Thursday night. “The opioid epidemic has hit local communities hard across the United States, and Dane County is no exception,” said County Executive Joe Parisi, when he introduced the resolution in December.

A man suffered non-life threatening injuries after a masked shooter opened fire inside the WORT radio station early Sunday morning.

MPD responds to recommendations after department review

The Madison Police Department released its response on Wednesday to recommendations that followed a comprehensive report of the department last December. The original report, which was conducted by the OIR Group, a California-based research firm, found that the MPD succeeded in many facets but faced scrutiny particularly regarding community involvement and engagement.

Five out of the 37 county board elections are contested, three of which will have a primary on Feb. 20.

Dane County Elections Forum: Major takeaways and impact for students

Sixteen candidates for Dane County’s Board of Supervisors participated in a forum Thursday night hosted by Our Wisconsin Revolution to promote policy priorities and goals for the county. All 37 seats on the board are up for election on April 3 but only five districts have contested races, three of which — Districts 6, 11 and 15 — will have primaries on Feb.

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