Madison Commons Media Digest, March 8, 2020

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Madison and Dane County

Rainbow murals could appear on Madison streets under new proposal, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, March 8.

Madison could take another look at equipping police with body cameras, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, March 7.

Dane County Supervisors to introduce resolution opposing F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field, Abigail Becker, CT, March 5.

Madison task force looking for public input to help decide future of city golf courses, Abigail Becker, CT, March 5.

Community

From civic space to child care, East Side residents envision possibilities for proposed Reindahl Imagination Center, Abigail Becker, CT, March 4.

Doyenne Group lives on after death of co-founder, plans to grow its reach, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, March 4.

Leashed dogs now allowed in most Madison parks, Abigail Becker, CT, March 4.

Politics and Voting

Elizabeth Warren supporters in Madison grieve, celebrate, commit to persist, Yvonne Kim, CT, March 7.

League of Women Voters hosts forum on Native American voting issues, Fatoumata Ceesay, Madison365, March 6.

UW study: Russian social accounts sow election discord -- again, Amanda Seitz and Barbara Ortutay, AP, March 6.

The Fight for Fair Maps in Wisconsin, with Rep. Dianne Hesselbein, Carousel Bayrd, "A Public Affair," WORT-FMMarch 3.

Education

School Board candidate forums begin this weekend, continue through March, Scott Girard, CT, March 6.

Madison West's micro school shows attendance, credit improvements for students, Scott Girard, CT, March 3.

Interview with Madison School Board President Gloria Reyes, Henry Sanders, "Real Talk,"  Madison365, March 2.

Higher Education

Despite application decline, new UW business school dean is committed to MBA degrees, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, March 8.

UW-Madison Dairy, Animal Science departments to merge in July, Yvonne Kim, CT, March 6.

UW-Madison students, professor, oppose Regents' free speech policy amendments, Yvonne Kim, CT, March 5.

UW-Madison prepares for possibility of COVID-19 outbreak, dusts off pandemic plan, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, March 3.

Local schools focus on prevention, updating plans, as coronavirus spreads in U.S., Scott Girard, CT, March 2.

Environment

Land stewards in training: Recruiting Millennials to become the next generation of conservation advocates,  Denise Thornton, Isthmus, March 5.

Health

Despite concerted effort, Wisconsin's obesity rate continues to rise, David Wahlberg, WSJ, March 8.

State officials advice stocking up on food, water to prepare for COVID-19 coronavirus,  March 7; COVID-19 test results pending for 14 in Wisconsin; officials ask some travelers to self-quarantine, March 6, David Wahlberg, WSJ; Epic changing employees' travel plans as coronavirus concerns continue, Amanda Quintana, Channel3000, March 6.

Food and Sustainability

Swiss cheese comes out on top at World Cheese Championship in Madison, Jane Burns, WSJ, March 6.

Arts and Culture

MATC video producer has rock star roots, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, March 7.

The Imagists take MMoCA, Michael Muckian, Isthmus, March 5.

Transportation

More electric vehicles coming to Madison with Green Cab acquisition of Badger Cab, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, March 6.

UW report reflects streamlined campus parking rates, commitment to bike, bus transportation, Yvonne Kim, CT, March 3.

Wisconsin

VP Mike Pence's visit to Wisconsin capital costs more than $43,000, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, March 7.

WILL Power: A conservative institute is coming on strong, Dave Cieslewicz, Isthmus, March 5.

Dane and Surrounding Counties

Rural entrepreneurs get free legal help from UW Law School, Yvonne Kim, CT, March 5.

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