Steven Elbow

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Steven Elbow joined The Capital Times in 1999 and has covered law enforcement in addition to city, county and state government. He has also worked for the Portage Daily Register and has written for the Isthmus weekly newspaper in Madison.

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Steven Elbow

I've contacted the person that several sources have told me is the creator of the page, and he doesn't own up to it.

Steven Elbow

The Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia, or whatever the administrator of that Facebook page chooses to call itself, has succeeded in drawing attention to itself. Now it ridicules the media, specifically me, for “taking the bait” and reporting its existence.

While we all know that much of t…

Steven Elbow

You're right, spnewswatcher. I took the "start-up" bit out.

Steven Elbow

That's a fair criticism, Dave. I did in fact miss the Mary Burke rating. We should have reported that.

Steven Elbow

In case you didn't notice, Expat, we don't cover day-to-day news like city meetings. We're not a daily newspaper anymore. But I thought I'd start to get perspectives from the meetings from some of our elected officials. Seems like a valid endeavor.
As for my work ethic, my professors we…

Steven Elbow

When people are verifiable sources and are concerned about repercussions, we allow them to be anonymous. It's pretty standard. Otherwise a lot of news wouldn't get reported. And I've made numerous attempts to reach YMCA leadership. I've had a couple of calls back, but on two occasions they h…

Steven Elbow

Actually half-mast is the accepted international English term, though you're right, half-staff is the official U.S. term. I changed it so as not to confuse anyone.

Steven Elbow

That's a $1.8 billion net loss the state will experience in 2022, meaning a cumulative loss over the nine years. The authors used 2022 as a threshold because "after 2022 ... states will be required to pay 10 percent of the cost of coverage for the expansion population."

Steven Elbow

Actually it's a city committee, made up mostly of citizens, that's considering how to increase use of alternate transportation modes. The reimbursement was a point of discussion at a recent meeting because it's been on the table before, more than a decade ago.
The morning after the meet…

Steven Elbow

About the upside down flag: it's not an unpatriotic thing. The upside down flag is an official symbol of distress.