Madison Commons Media Digest, October 13, 2018

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City and County

From Gambia to Madison: Samba Baldeh, Madison City Council presidentAbigail Becker, CT, October 10.

Crashes down, robberies up in MadisonBill Novak, WSJ, October 13.

Elections and Politics

Mobilizing Madison's young voters, Jenny Peek, Isthmus, October 11.

Madison State Representative Chris Taylor threatened with lawsuit for criticizing ALEC speaker, Joe Tarr, Isthmus,


Madison planners look to future of 'Mifflandia," Abigail BeckerCT, October 13.

Developer plans 13 story office tower on Near East Side, Lisa Speckhard Pasque, CT, October 9.

Madison's growth rate among highest in MidwestJustin Fox, Bloomberg News, October 9.


New Maria del Rosario Covarrubias scholarship to honor dreamers, David Dahmer, Madison365, October 12.

Coordinator for Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WICASA) reaches out in MadisonChris Rickert, WSJ, October 12.

Fund for Women announces $100,000 in grants to local nonprofits, Madison365 Staff, October 10.

Fifty Years for Madison's Urban LeagueChris RickertWSJ, October 7.

Higher Education

Edgewood College offers new tuition grant hoping to compete with UW schools, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, October 10.

Food and Culture

UW-Madison Brewing team to create first "wild lager" brewed in North America, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, October 12.


Highlights from Wisconsin Attorney General debate, Katelyn Ferral, CT, October 13.

Jury awards $780,000 to two UW transgender women in state ban of health coverage, David Wahlberg, WSJ, October 12.

Morale "extremely bad and sinking" at Wisconsin Department of Justicesay current and ex-employeesKatelyn Ferral, CT, October 10.

Asian restaurants and Chicago employment agencies accused of exploiting Latino workers in MidwestBelle Lin and Alexandra Arriaga, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and Chicago Sun-Times, October 7.

Walker: No recollection of scuttling independent review of youth prison, Mark Sommerhauser, WSJ, October 6.

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