Media Digest, September 8, 2018

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Flood Coverage

Flood damage in Dane reaches $209 million; flooding not expected to let up until this coming week in Southern Wisconsin, Bill Novak, Wisconsin State Journal, September 6.  Boats all but disappear from Madison lakes, Steven Verberg, Wisconsin State Journal, September 8.  Also make sure to read Verberg's essential story:  persistent high lake levels set the stage for  big flood.  Renewed debate over lake levelsSteven Elbow, Capital Times, September 5. United Way of Dane County launches flood relief fund, Chis Lueneburg, Channel 3000, September 7.  Shorewood Hills recovering from flash flooding, Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, September 6.  Ironman Triathlon routes modified, Abby Becker, September 6.  Madison staff exploring ways to keep flood waters from sanitary sewers, Logan Wroge, WSJ, September 4.

City of Madison and Dane County

Mayor Soglin proposes $336.6 million capital budget for 2019, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, September 5.  Good read that lays out what's ahead, not just for city projects like the Public Market, libraries, and Olbrich, but for neighborhoods.

Dane County will hold public budget hearings September 12 and 13, Abby Becker, Capital Times, September 7.

Council rejects wheel tax, keeps water utility manager, Logan Wroge, WSJ, September 5.

UW and Development

Biomanufacturing initiative launched in partnership with UW-Madison, Logan Wroge, WSJ, September 7.

UW gets $10 million to diversity STEM facultyMadison365, September 7.

Opinion

Research says those in right-wing media bubble don't care about facts, Paul Fanlund, CT, September 7.

Wisconsin

Walker-Evers ad war mostly false but impossible to ignore, Scott Milfred and Phil Hands, WSJ, September 7.

Partisan groups pour millions into Wisconsin Attorney General race, Katelyn Ferral, CT, September 5.  Tough partisan fight over AG race, Jenny Peek, Isthmus, September 6.

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism continues its "Undemocratic Secrecy" series with a "Secret cash aided politicians who rewrote Wisconsin law to block claims of lead-poisoned children," Pawan Naidu, September 2.

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