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The Capital Times invited the candidates in races for Wisconsin Supreme Court, Madison mayor, Madison School Board, and Madison City Council to write op/eds making their cases for why voters should choose them in the spring election on April 2. Today we run the op/ed by Satya Rhodes-Conway, who is challenging incumbent Mayor Paul Soglin to serve as Madison's mayor. Mayor Soglin's op/ed will be published March 26.

Dane County was expressly pre-empted by the state Legislature from implementing the permit conditions being contested in this case. Instead of following the law, a handful of local officials implemented the conditions anyway, and now want the Wisconsin Supreme Court to approve their decision to ignore the law.

Point Burger Bar at 2259 Deming Way in Middleton has a bright and high-ceilinged game room stocked with arcade cabinets and skill-type challenge options. There's a bar with 24 Point beers, 17 specialty burgers and, coming in summer, a return of the events that were popular at Quaker Steak &a…

Abigail Becker joined The Capital Times in 2016, where she primarily covers city and county government. She previously worked for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and the Wisconsin State Journal.

Lindsay Christians has been writing about the fine arts, food and wine for The Capital Times since 2008. She has a masters in theater research from UW-Madison and hosts the food podcast The Corner Table. Find her at @LindsayC608.

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.

Katelyn Ferral is The Cap Times' public affairs and investigative reporter. She joined the paper in 2015 and previously covered the energy industry for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. She's also covered state politics and government in North Carolina.

Jason Joyce took over as news editor of The Capital Times in 2013.

Erik Lorenzsonn is the Cap Times' tech and culture reporter. He joined the team in 2016, after having served as an online editor for Wisconsin Public Radio and having written for publications like The Progressive Magazine and The Poughkeepsie Journal.

Jessie Opoien covers state government and politics for the Capital Times. She joined the Cap Times in 2013 and has also covered Madison life, race relations, culture and music.

Pat Schneider covers higher education for the Cap Times, the most recent in a variety of assignments that has included legal issues, city government, community-building, immigration and K-12 education. You can follow her @PatSchneiderCT. 

Lisa Speckhard Pasque is the The Capital Times' metro reporter. She joined the paper in 2016 and primarily covers neighborhoods, transportation and development. Follow her on Twitter @lisapasque.

Negassi Tesfamichael is the local education reporter at The Cap Times. He joined the paper in 2018. He previously worked as an intern at WISC-TV/Channel3000.com and at POLITICO. Find him at @_NegassiT. 

Rob Thomas is the features editor and social media editor for the Capital  Times, as well as its film critic. He joined the Cap Times in 1999 and has written about movies, music, food and books.