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Forward Our Motto (aka lukas diaz aka the webmaster (I don’t really know anything about building websites, but what I lack in knowledge I make up in determination. This is kind of a frustrating way to build a website, in case you were wondering…)) (Also, I love parenthetical statements.) (But that should be obvious).

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Brenda Konkel (aka This Side of Town aka Madison’s premiere local gov’t blogger): Served 4 terms on the City of Madison (WI) City Council (2001 – 2009). Oh, 41, but still get carded. B.A. in Criminal Justice, UW-Platteville (1990), J.D. UW-Madison Law School (1993).

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Guest Blogger: Thomas J Mertz He also blogs at Madison AMPS.

Guest Blogger: Mary Jo Walters: This another media site for her polished rants on city and state opinion pieces. Mary Jo first stopped making Gallery Art when she moved to Madison in 2003 and joined WORT-FM.org in 2004, and ended volunteering after the birth of her third child. The Capitol Occupation moved her toward state and local government. Education/notable , include MFA- CalArts, 1999, Valencia, California, BA- Kent State University, 1994, Kent, Ohio and a Fulbright Scholarship, 1999-2000, Thailand, photography/video. Mother, friend, lover, writer, Wingnut, and activist.

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Mission Statement (Corrections in blue, deletions in strikethrough): We want to I wish I could tell you more pertinent news, even if but we’re in a rating system here, and tThe key factor is not ‘sensationalism’, but rather useful and interesting news. We won’t keep They’ve got you running in circles, and you can access the website anytime. 9 to 5, and 5 to 9… you’re mine! We’ll I tell you what they want you to know, and what they don’t want you to know too. But you must find your own consider it the truth. Nobody is opening their eyes! Our global economy is depleting the world of our lives and natural resources! We hope this website makes And are you think. happy?. Don’t worry, we don’t Come on! I work for the system.

A Note On Our Style Guide: We don’t have one. Our main goal is for correct spelling and clear descriptions. If you can understand what we are saying, we’re happy.

A Note on Advertising: Basically, we want to cover web hosting costs and site promotion (oh yes, we’re promoting it). If we earn a little extra money, we’ll most likely reinvest it in the website. For example, a camera for interviews or maybe a little professional design help.

We tried to make the ads as least annoying as possible. But as I’m sure you’re aware, running a website costs money. Considering the time we’re putting into the website, it would be nice if we didn’t have to put much money in too. Anyways, I hope you understand.

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WordPress for having such nice blogging and web designing software.

As a side note, the fact that the tech blog TechCrunch uses WordPress was a big factor in deciding to use this software over other options. If it’s good enough for TechCrunch, it’s good enough for a little Wisconsin news website.

XAMPP Lite: Initial site design and build was done on XAMPP Lite.

Simplepie for having good documentation.

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