Madison Commons Media Digest, April 5

The Digest continues its summary of essential coronavirus news.  Editorial note: in general, we will drop references to coronavirus, COVID-19, or pandemic from headlines.  Ongoing sources for information have been moved to end. Headlines

3 COVID-19 deaths bring Dane County total to 8, health officials say, Howard Hardee, WSJ, April 4. Special legislative session for election adjourned till Monday, Logan Rude, AP/Channel3000, April 5; 'Dragging their feet': Why are Vos and Fitzgerald waiting to take up legislation in response to the coronavirus?

Madison Commons Media Digest, March 29, 2020

The Digest continues its summary of essential coronavirus news. Editorial note: we will drop duplicative or obvious references to coronavirus, COVID-19, or pandemic from headlines. Headlines

Evers to purchase ventilators over opposition of GOP lawmakers, Molly Beck and Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, March 29; Evers seeks more than $700 million to combat coronavirus, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, March 29. US virus deaths top 2,000, doubling in two days, AP, March 29. With medical supplies dwindling, Wisconsin businesses shift gears, Shelley K. Mesch, Wisconsin State Journal, March 29.

Madison Commons Media Digest, March 19-22

The Digest continues its summary of essential coronavirus news.  Editorial note: in general we will drop references to coronavirus, COVID-19, or pandemic from headlines. Important Sources for Information

The Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times offer a continuously updated special page. Where you can get free meals during the pandemic, Emily Hamer, WSJ, March 19. Wisconsin Public Radio, coronavirus update.

Madison Commons Media Digest, Mid-Week Edition, Thursday, March 19

The mid-week edition of the Digest is focused on essential coronavirus information.   The weekly digest will update other community events. A major storm may be headed for Southern Wisconsin, Jeff Richgels, Wisconsin State Journal, Thursday, March 19. Unemployment claims skyrocket to more than 29,000 as business halts statewide, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, March 19. Community spread of COVID-19 confirmed in Dane County, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, March 17.

Madison Commons, Media Digest March 15, 2020

This edition of the Digest will focus on COVID-19 news related to Madison and Dane County.  This week the Digest will be updated regularly throughout the week, as news changes. The combined Wisconsin State Journal and Capital Times staff is posting continually updated coverage of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  Any readers wanting the latest should go here first. We will highlight stories most affecting our communities and the issues the Commons covers.

Madison Commons Media Digest, March 8, 2020

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.

Madison Commons Media Digest, March 1, 2020

Madison and Dane County

Opponents of F-35 fighter jets continue sounding alarm, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Feb. 27. Madison City Council denounces deportation of Southeast Asians, Abigail Becker, CT, Feb. 26. Madison Alders propose task force to determine next steps on government reorganization, Abigail Becker, CT, Feb.

Madison Commons Media Digest, February 23, 2020

Madison and Dane County

Madison leaders stress 2020 Census participation, open Census Bureau jobs, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Feb. 18. Noise concerns top list of more than 6,400 comments on F-35 study; Air Force to release final version this month, Chris Hubbuch, Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 18. Community

Dane County community groups team up to fight black infant mortality, Abigail Becker, CT, Feb.

Madison Commons Media Digest, February 16, 2020

Madison and Dane County
Madison Community Development Authority board votes to hire armed security guards, Abigail Becker, CT, Feb. 14. Madison parks board recommends allowing leashed dogs at more city parks, Abigail Becker, CT, Feb. 13. Community
'It would be devastating': Hmong community reacts to deportation talks putting thousands at risk, Madalyn O'Neill, Channel 3000, Feb.

Madison Commons Media Digest, February 9, 2020

Madison and Dane County

F-35s: Easements could lock homeowners out of noise reduction programs, Chris Hubbuch, Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 7. Check to see if the the state Elections Commission thinks you may have moved, WSJ, Feb. 7. Madison City Council moves to prevent 'involuntary' use of plastic straws in restaurants, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Feb.