The board members of Dane Buy Local, a coalition of local independent businesses, organizations and citizens in and around Dane County, Wisc., have selected Isthmus advertising manager Colin Murray as the organization's new Board Chair. The group, which includes more than 425 members, provides support and promotion for locally owned businesses.

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Isthmus news editor Bill Lueders has received a Genesis Award from the Humane Society of the United States for his reporting on animal issues. Lueders was honored for his reporting on animal research at the UW-Madison, including his story about a 5-year-old primate named ro4040 and his articles on decompression experiments involving sheep. "It was a great honor for me and for Isthmus," says Lueders, whose article on primate research was excerpted in the award booklet for the star-studded ceremony in Beverly Hills.

Continue ReadingIsthmus News Editor Wins National Award for Animal Issues Reporting