Madison Commons Media Digest, August 11, 2019

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Madison and Dane County

'Extraordinarily Disappointing': Madison police union calls out Rhodes-Conway over comments, August 10; Madison City Council approves initial recommendations from police committee, August 7; Rhodes-Conway offers next steps to address mental health crises, August 6, Abigail Becker, Capital Times; Madison mayor condemns police response to June arrest, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, August 7.

State to triple size of Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center on North Side, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, August 8.

Community

Women allege they were sexually abused a kids at Calvary Gospel Church in Madison, Katelyn Ferral, CT, August 9.

Community leaders speak out against ICE raids, rally at Capitol, Ruth Conniff, Wisconsin Examiner, August 9.

Education

Jennifer Cheatham hopes she positioned Madison School District to get to the 'next level' on racial equity, Logan Wroge, WSJ, August 11.

Paul Fanlund: Did Madison do right by Jennifer Cheatham? CT, August 9.

Opinion: How to stop the teacher exodus, Tim Skelar, Wisconsin Examiner, August 9.

Higher Education

Are blue light phones obsolete? UW-Madison says benefits of safety symbol outweigh cost, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, August 11.

Environment

How dairy's quest for clean energy spread across Wisconsin, Frank Jossi, Energy News Network/WSJ, August 10.

Food and Sustainability

Sustainable gardening program creates community for local veterans, Bashir Aden, WSJ, August 10.

Arts and Culture

Madison theater company puts on 'Hephaetus', a world premier, Samara Kalk Derby, WSJ, August 11.

APT's "Fences" star, director, hopes to immerse audience's in a Black family's experience, Robert Chappell, Madison365, August 9.

Business

Pegasus owners looking for next generation of gamers, Barry Adams, WSJ, August 11.

Housing and Development

More than 1,000 Madison homes would be 'incompatible for residential use' with F-35 jets at Truax Field, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, August 11.

Madison receives four proposals for vacant Park Street site, Abigail Becker, CT, August 11

Madison City Council shelves neglect ruling on historic Langdon Street house, August 8; Tree Lane service provider, new South Side community center, August 7, Abigail Becker, CT.

Is your neighborhood gentrified? Madison report identifies areas of displacement, Abigail Becker, CT, August 6.

Wisconsin

'They live in fear': Arcadia struggles to heal wound caused by ice raid, Elizabeth Beyer, La Crosse Tribune, August 11.

More than 500 Wisconsin elections clerks used outdated systems, Todd Richmond, Associated Press, August 10.

Lobbying groups shell out $18 million during state budget session, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, August 8.

John Nygren's secret emails, Bill Lueders, Isthmus, August 8.

Conservative MacIver Institute feels federal lawsuit against Tony Evers over press access, Briana Reilly, CT, August 7.

Tony Evers pushes background checks, red flag law in wake of shootings, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, August 8; Evers, Republican leaders to meet on gun legislation, Scott Bauer, AP, August 7.

Wisconsin Democrats try again for Medicaid expansion, David Wahlberg, WSJ, August 6.

Foxconn to cost up to $290,000 per job, Melanie Conklin, Wisconsin Examiner, August 5.

Dane and Surrounding Counties

Mt. Horeb teens training to become EMTs, Stephen Cohen, Channel3000, August 10.

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