Madison Commons Media Digest, July 7, 2019

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Mary Burke steps down from Madison School Board after seven years, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, July 6;  Madison365 staff, July 5.

Madison and Dane County

Shake the Lake shooting prompts Mayer Satya Rhodes-Conway to call for local control over guns, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, July 2.

Community

Groundbreaking Healing House set to host its first family, David Dahmer, Madison365, July 4.

Fourth Annual Westfest at Elver Park will highlight diversity of Madison's Southwest Side, David Dahmer, Madison365, July 2.

Wisconsin veterans homeless program at King to close by September, Katelyn Ferral, CT, July 2.

Education

Madison City Council approves school resource officers, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, July 3.

Coalition looks to 'set a foundation' on improving experience for black Madison students, Logan Wroge, WSJ, July 4.

Higher Education

Two ideas to put more money in Dane County residents pockets win big at national competition, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, July 5.

Challengers, not enemies: UW student media celebrates 50 years of competition, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, July 5.

Environment

Cash for comfort: Utilities lookin to smart thermostats to shave costs and balance loads, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, July 5.

Arts and Culture

It's a find: The Book Deal gives away as many books at it sells, Linda Falkenstein, Isthmus, July 3.

Business

Sub-Zero Group's $70 million expansion could create 100 jobs in Fitchburg, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, July 3.

Housing and Development

Proposed housing for Madison's North Side gets smaller, smarter, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, July 4.

Historic Madison property owner appeals demolition by neglect ruling, Abigail Becker, CT, July 3.

Madison' Triangle Monona Bay Neighborhood Plan seeks to guide future development, Abigail Becker, CT, July 3.

Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers signs first state budget into law after issuing 78 partial vetoes, Brianna Reilly, CT, July 3.

Nine County Region

UW-Madison may expand physician assistants program to another UW campus to address shortage in rural areas,  Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, July 4.

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