Madison Commons Media Digest, September 20, 2020

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Wisconsin approaching 100,000 all-time coronavirus cases, Stephen Cohn, Channel3000, Sept. 19. Wisconsin clerks say they're prepared to deliver timely election results, Riley Vetterkind, Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 20; Voting absentee in the Nov. 3 election?

Madison Commons Media Digest, September 13, 2020

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Wisconsin Supreme Court temporarily suspends mailing of absentee ballots, Riley Vetterkind, Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 11. State Supreme Court puts pause on Dane County public health order barring in-person school, Scott Girard, Capital Times, Sept. 10. COVID-19

Madison hospitals restrict visitors due to recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Dane County, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, Sept.

Madison Commons Media Digest, September 6, 2020


Wisconsin's positive test rate nears 12% as 15 more die, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Sept. 5. UW-Madison orders nine sororities, fraternities with positive COVID-19 cases to quarantine, Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 5; UW students make up a quarter of Dane County COVID cases, Yvonne Kim, Capital Times, Sept. 4.

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 30, 2020

Kenosha and Protests

Hundreds of protesters in Madison demand justice for Jacob Blake, Elizabeth Beyer, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, August 30; Family, community leads rally for Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Lee Newspapers, August 29. 'It's surreal in the worst possible way': Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha a time of reckoning on race, police, Bill Glauber and Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 30. Trump to visit Kenosha Tuesday, Lee Newspapers and AP, August 30. Wisconsin Black Caucus members on police reform bills, Carousel Bayrd, "A Public Affair," WORT-FM, August 25. COVID-19

Positive test rate remains above nine percent in Wisconsin, six more die, Robert Chappell; Dane County adds 60 coronavirus cases, 61% ages 10-29, Stephanie Diaz de Leon, Madison365, August 29.

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 23, 2020

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Thousands mourn 11-year old shooting victim Anisa Scott at march and funeral, Elizabeth Beyer and Tamia Fowlkes, Wisconsin State Journal, August 22. COVID-19

Positive coronavirus test rate in Wisconsin jumps to 10.9% as 950 more cases and 13 deaths confirmed, Robert Chappell; Dane County passes 5,000 total cases with 53 new reported Saturday, Stephanie Díaz de Leon, Madison365, August 22. New public health order requires grades 3-12 to begin virtually in Dane County schools, Scott Girard, Capital Times, August 21. Madison and Dane County

Madison Public Market funding sources in question due to coronavirus, Abigail Becker, CT, August 20. Madison cracks down on speeding, drag racing on East Washington Ave., Dean Mosiman, August 20.

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 16, 2020


No good options: As virus rages, parents face tough choices, Chris Hubbuch, Wisconsin State Journal, August 16. 13 more coronavirus deaths, positive test rate dips; Dane County confirms 35 new coronavirus cases and one death, Robert Chappell and Stephanie Diaz de Léon, Madison365, August 15. The wild card in UW-Madison's reopening plan: Student behavior, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, August 14. Madison and Dane County

Unity March planned to honor, celebrate life of Anisa Scott, Logan Rude, Channel3000, August 16; Mayor says gun violence needs 'citywide' response following 11-year old's death, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, August 13; MMSD School Board President Gloria Reyes issues statement on recent gun violence in Madison, Madison365, August 13. Dane County pulls out of agreement with state; plan to close Lincoln Hills in jeopardy, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, August 16.

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 9, 2020

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Another record setting coronavirus day, as 1,165 more cases confirmed, six more die, Robert Chappell and Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, August 8. Here's what you need to know to vote in Tuesday's primary, Emily Hamer, Wisconsin State Journal, August 6. COVID-19

Evictions loom as rental assistance gets spent and moratoriums uncertain, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, August 9. Opioid overdose increase in Madison, state, linked to COVID-19 stress, David Wahlberg, WSJ, August 7. UW-Madison develops saliva test for COVID-19, David Wahlberg, WSJ, August 7.

Madison Commons Media Digest, August 2, 2020

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issues statewide mask mandate effective Saturday, Briana Reilly, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, July 31; Senate Republicans could try to strike down Gov. Tony Evers' state mask order, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, July 31. Voting by mail? Moving? Voter ID? Questions about the August 11 primary answered here, Briana Reilly, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, July 31.

Madison Commons Media Digest, July 24, 2020

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Positive test rate edges up again as 13 more fatalities are confirmed; As PHMDC updates backlog of 17,000 negative tests, County grows by 47 new cases Saturday, Robert Chappell and Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, July 25. COVID-19

Tony Evers says case growing for state mask mandate as COVID-19 infections climb, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, July 23; 4 more Wisconsin cities enact mask mandates; Evers resists statewide order, Scott Bauer, AP, July 23. Dozens gather outside Capitol protesting rent, evictions, Jamie Perez, Channel3000, July 25. Racial Justice and Protest

Justice Department sending federal agents into Milwaukee in crackdown on Democratic cities, Henry Redman, Wisconsin Examiner, July 23. Madison police recommending hate-crime enhancer for battery on Metro Transit bus, Jeff Richgels, WSJ, July 23.

Madison Commons Media Digest, July 19, 2020

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Madison School District will begin year with all-virtual instruction, Scott Girard, Capital Times, July 17. COVID-19

COVID-19 posing difficult choices for Wisconsin's immigrant workers, Shirin Ali and Anabel Mendoza, Medill News Service, July 18. Wisconsin DHS reports 10 deaths, record 978 new cases as positive test rate jumps, Robert Chappell and Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, July 18. Contact tracers work to curb, keep up with growing COVID-19 outbreak; COVID-19 antibody detection up slightly as cases, hospitalizations rise, David Wahlberg, WSJ, July 18. UW-Madison convalescent plasma trial: 94% with severe COVID avoid ICU, Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 17.