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The Middle Lane is a Dirt Road to Decay, Pt. 2

Last month, this site linked to media critic Margaret Sullivan’s observation that The media feel safest in the middle lane. Just ask Jeff Flake, John Kasich and Howard Schultz: Who is the media’s middle-lane approach actually good for? Not the public, certainly, since readers and viewers would benefit from strong viewpoints across the full spectrum…

On the Whitewater CDA’s Press Release (A Picture Reply Is Worth a Thousand Words)

Not long ago, on March 27th, the executive director of Whitewater’s Community Development Authority, Dave Carlson, issued a press release lauding the efforts of Donald J. Trump, Scott Walker, Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin, and James Sensenbrenner on a part of the Trump tax bill. A follow-up release was published in the Banner about two weeks later. The…

Downtown Whitewater 2013/2014 Board of Directors Nomination Form

Please see a Downtown Whitewater 2013/2014 Board of Directors Nomination Form: The Downtown Whitewater, Inc. Board of Directors is the legal entity responsible for overseeing Whitewater’s downtown revitalization program under the guidance of the Wisconsin Main Street Program, including the budget, staff, and program effectiveness. We are currently seeking nominations to fill five seats of the…

Press Release Tips for the WEDC

Let’s assume you’re a troubled, controversial public-private hybrid agency in Wisconsin, like the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. While spending vast sums of public money, you decide to issue a press release announcing taxpayers’ your largesse. You must know – and hope residents of a small city don’t know — that you’re politically toxic, across the…

Woodland Owners’ Conference: Saturday, 2.23.13

Please see a press release from the Dane County UW-Extension for an upcoming conference: On Saturday, February 23, 2013 the Madison Area Woodland Owners’ Conference will feature presentations focusing on drought and forest management, impacts of invasive earthworms on forests, integrated invasive plant management, managing deer, marketing timber in the current economy, safety practices for…

City Announcements

Let’s assume, as with Whitewater’s 12.4.12 Common Council meeting, the city adopts sensible guidelines for filling vacancies by appointment. The vacancy process adopted at the meeting was the work of Councilmember Binnie and City Attorney McDonell, and one can find the draft of their work online in the 12.4.12 council packet. As with a school…