Madison Commons Media Digest, July 21, 2019

Heat Wave

Cause of MGE substation explosion still unknown, businesses regroup, Shelley K. Mesch, Wisconsin State Journal, July 21. Thousands without power after fire cripples MGE facilities, Abigail Becker, Brianna Reilly, Natalie Yahr, Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Steven Elbow;  Mayor applauds emergency response, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, July 20. Photos: Explosion and fire in Downtown Madison, Steve Apps and Kyle Jensen, WSJ, July 20. Video: Transformer explosion, Excessive heat warning in effect for Southern Wisconsin, Bill Novak, WSJ, July 19.

Madison Commons Media Digest, July 14, 2019

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'The party's over': Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway targets bad behaviors at the top of State Street, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, July 13. Madison and Dane County

Edgewood High can't use its field to play games, Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Capital Times, July 12; Edgewood exploring 'legal pathways' to hold games on its playing field, Emily Hamer, WSJ, July 13. Citing patrol shortage, Madison police planning to slash proactive policing units, Chris Rickert, WSJ, July 11. Madison to study safety before pilot program for electric scooters, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, July 11. Former board member Ed Hughs will apply for vacant Madison School Board seat, others also mulling plans, Negassi Tesfamichael, CT, July 10.

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.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 30, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Madison may open more parks to dogs, Dean Mosiman; Madisonians weigh in, Olivia Herken, Wisconsin State Journal (WSJ), June 28; City asks public to weigh in, Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Capital Times (CT), June 27. Contract for police in schools heading to Madison City Council July 2; Dane County sees programming potential in housing youth with longer-term incarceration sentences, Abigail Becker, CT, June 24. Madison police use real-time drone technology to monitor this year's Shake the Lake, Adam Duxter, Channel3000, June 29. Community

Madison poised to fund community members to engage youths on Southwest Side, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, June 29. Latino community responds to Supreme Court census ruling, June 28; Census citizenship question could create fear for Madison immigrants, lead to undercount, Abigail Becker, CT, June 25.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 23, 2019

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Jane Belmore to return to Madison School District as interim superintendent, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, June 21. Madison and Dane County
Three new Dane County Board Supervisors sworn into office, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, June 21. Madison seeking community partners to conduct 2020 Census outreach, Abigail Becker, CT, June 20. Madison to consider electric scooter bill implications, Abigail Becker, CT, June 20. Community
Freedom Inc. challenges liberal Madison with in-your-face approach to racial justice, Chris Rickert, WSJ, June 23.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 16, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Dane County vows to move forward after GOP strips Alliant Energy Center improvements form state budget, Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal, June 15. Madison City Council adopts changes to neighborhood center funding, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, June 13. Community

A look at the new Eastside Pinney Library, Lisa Speckhard Pasque, CT, June 15. Fire departments from all over Wisconsin staff Madison stations during services for firefighter Todd Mahoney, Bill Novak, WSJ, June 15. Madison getting ready to celebrate 30th Annual Juneteenth, David Dahmer, Madison365, June 13.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 9, 2019

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Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway asks city agencies to plan for $9.5 million budget gap in 2020, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, June 5. Madison and Dane County

Dane County puzzled by errant tax reminders, Steven Verburg, Wisconsin State Journal, June 8. Madison School Board poised to take up new school-based police officer contract, Logan Wroge, WSJ, June 8. Dane County Board approves $148 million in jail renovations after opponents shut down meeting, Emily Hamer, WSJ, June 7. Madison police officer who strikes teen in video is put on 'restricted duty,' Chris Rickert, WSJ, June 7; Video shows MPD officers beating black juvenile with bag over his head; Internal investigation ongoing, Robert Chappell, Madison365, June 5.

Media Digest, September 8, 2018

Flood Coverage

Flood damage in Dane reaches $209 million; flooding not expected to let up until this coming week in Southern Wisconsin, Bill Novak, Wisconsin State Journal, September 6.  Boats all but disappear from Madison lakes, Steven Verberg, Wisconsin State Journal, September 8.  Also make sure to read Verberg's essential story:  persistent high lake levels set the stage for  big flood.  Renewed debate over lake levels, Steven Elbow, Capital Times, September 5. United Way of Dane County launches flood relief fund, Chis Lueneburg, Channel 3000, September 7.  Shorewood Hills recovering from flash flooding, Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, September 6.  Ironman Triathlon routes modified, Abby Becker, September 6.

Media Digest, July 21, 2018

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Paul Soglin will not run for mayor in 2019.  And Rhodes-Conway, Cheeks, and Konkel jump in.  Abby Becker, Capital Times, July 17. More Politics

Michael Tierney recommended to fill District 16 Council seat. Abby Becker, Capital Times, July 19.

Media Digest, Week of July 14, 2018


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Dean Mosiman's series on gun violence in Madison concluded Saturday with "Cycles of Incarceration." Wisconsin State Journal, July 8-14.  The entire series is a must read for Madison citizens. Politics

Alderman Maurice "Mo" Cheeks announced he is running for Mayor of Madison in 2019. Abby Becker, Capital Times, July 12. The Dane County Board approved an advisory referendum for the Nov.