Madison Commons Media Digest, January 13, 2019

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Commemorate Martin Luther King Day in Madison, Lisa, Speckhard Pasque, Capital Times, Jan. 12.

Madison and Dane Co.

United Against Fascism and Wisconsin Patriots Alliance protests bring hundreds downtown Saturday morning, Adam Duxter, Channel3000, Jan 13.

Soglin seeking $165,000 for security at Tree Lane housing for homeless families, Abigail Becker, CT, Jan. 11.

Dane County Human Services Director looks to retire after 50 years, Shelley K. Mesch, Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 12.

Confederate monument removed from Forest Hills Cemetery, given to Veterans Museum, Logan Wroge, WSJ, Jan. 11,

New parking alternatives proposed for James Madison Park master plan, Abigail Becker, CT, Jan. 11.

Madison Mayoral candidates discuss racial disparities, community integration in first forum, L. Malik Anderson, Madison365, Jan 10; Six answers in search of a Mayor, Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, Jan. 10.

Madison may spend $5.5 for lakefront park property, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Jan. 8.

WORT's A Public Affair: Updates from Madison Common Council, Ron Luskin, Jan. 10; Meet Madison's Mayoral Candidates, Part 1, Carousel Bayrd, Jan. 8.

Community

Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane Co. to expand services throughout state, Lisa Speckhard Pasque, CT, Jan. 12.

Wisconsin Partnership Program awards grants to Madison orgs to narrow health disparities, Lisa Speckhard Pasque, CT, Jan. 12.

Environment

Drinking water contamination from leaks at air base grew slightly, Steven Verburg, WSJ, Jan. 8.

Madison could limit use of certain air conditioners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Abigail Becker, CT, Jan. 7.

Wisconsin takes first step to shield taxpayers from toxic cleanup costs, Steven Verburg, WSJ, Jan. 13.

Nitrate pollution in Juneau County: Residents sue charging dairy companies knew they were contaminating groundwater, Karen Madden, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Jan.7  via Wisconsin Watch.

Wisconsin

Tony Evers sworn in as Wisconsin's 46th  governor, with call to transcend party, Mark Sommerhauser, WSJ, Jan. 8; New Era of Expertise, Bruce Murphy, Isthmus, Jan. 10.

Wisconsin groups file suit to void lame-duck session, Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jan. 11.

Bill Kraus beat back extremism, John Nichols, CT, Jan. 13.

As opioid overdose deaths climb, Wisconsin expands response, David Wahlberg, WSJ, Jan. 13.

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