Madison Commons Media Digest, December 27, 2020


State reports 2,138 cases, 9 deaths, since Thursday, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Dec. 26. COVID-19 vaccination in nursing homes to start in Wisconsin this week, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 27. UW Hospital doctors in training complain about lack of COVID-19 vaccination, David Wahlberg, WSJ, Dec.

Neighborhood leaders weigh in on proposal to shrink Common Council, convert to full-time alders

The Madison Common Council is debating whether to add a referendum to the spring ballot that would ask whether the council should undergo structural changes by making alder positions “full-time,” increasing their salary, decreasing the number of alders and implementing term limits. Our Courtney Degen spoke with leaders of several neighborhood associations for their reactions.

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 20, 2020

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Police and Fire Commission selects Shon Barnes as next police chief, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Dec. 18; Activist group criticizes commission, Shanzeh Ahmad, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 20. COVID-19

Wisconsin reports 3,675 new coronavirus cases, 86 deaths, daily death average jumps over 51, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Dec. 19.

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 13, 2020


Dane County pushes past 30,000 cases as 213 reported Saturday, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, Dec. 12. Wisconsin surpasses 4,000 reported COVID-19 deaths, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 12. 
Wisconsin's version of Dr. Anthony Fauci helps lead state's COVID-19 response;  Inside Meriter's COVID unit, strain on hospital workers remains, David Wahlberg, WSJ, Dec. 12.

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 6, 2020


Dane County reports 270 new cases, one death as hospitalizations drop but ICU admissions increase, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Dec. 5. Citing blocked mitigation measures, Gov. Tony Evers asks for COVID-19 vaccine priority for Wisconsin, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 4. COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin prison system top 9,000, Emily Hamer, WSJ, Dec.