Madison Commons Media Digest, December 8, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Matt Wachter to lead city's Planning, Community and Economic Development Department, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 5. Community

Local faith communities and organizations to hold 'Longest Night: National Homeless Person's Memorial Service,' Madison365, Dec. 5. Urban League job center's partnership courses work to fill jobs, close skills gap, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Dec.

Madison Commons Media Digest, December 1, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Dane County invests in tow plow technology to clear roads faster, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Nov. 28. Proposed bill would require some businesses to install diaper-changing stations in restrooms, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 27. Dane County Board Chair Corrigan not running in 2020, Steven Elbow, CT, Nov.

Madison Commons Media Digest, Nov. 24, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Dane County Board adopts process for distributing mental health funding, does not override veto, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Nov. 22; Dane County Exec proposes new call center, a 'universal access point' for mental and behavioral health care, Shanzeh Ahmad, WSJ, Nov. 19. Government Structure Task Force shares final recommendations, WORT News and Shaun Soman, Nov. 21.

Madison Commons Media Digest, November 17, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Sally Rohrer joins Madison's City Council as District 8 alder, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Nov. 17. Former Madison Mayor Joel Skornicka dies at age 82, Howard Hardee, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 17. Madison City Council adopts 2020 budgets, including police auditor, Abigail Becker, CT, Nov.

Madison Commons Media Digest, Nov. 3, 2019

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Nuniq, Vilas Zoo polar bear, grins and bears October snowfall, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 1. Madison and Dane County

Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable 2019 discusses Madison housing challenges, Emily Burditt, WISC-Channel3000, Nov. 3. Madison mayor questions F-35 study, asks Pentagon to reconsider, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Nov.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 27, 2019

Education

MSAN students want more teachers of color in Madison, Oct. 26; Another Madison school staffer disciplined under 'zero tolerance' shares story, Oct.25; Conference brings more than 200 to Madison to discuss equity for students of color, Oct. 23; Two other grievances over racial slur use in process, Madison teachers' union says Oct. 22; Scott Girard, CT. Middleton High School investigates racial segregation incident, Chris Rickert, WSJ, Oct.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 20, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Independent monitor among committee's recommendations for Madison Police Department, Howard Hardee, WSJ, Oct. 20; Madison City Council members seek more police, firefighters in 2020 budget, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Oct. 19;  Committee studying Madison Police Department issues years-in-the-making report, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 18; Madison Police and Fire Commission names Vic Wahl as acting chief, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 15.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 13, 2019

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An important special report from Dean Mosiman: Homelessness in Wisconsin: State at the Crossroads, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 13. Madison and Dane County

Explained: Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway's $40 vehicle registration proposal, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Oct. 10; Madison's proposed $40 wheel tax would be highest in state, but may be 'only way' to balance budget, Emily Hamer, WSJ, Oct. 9.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 6, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Chief Mike Koval's sudden retirement sets Police and Fire Commission process in motion, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 5; Out with a bang: Koval wanted to avoid the 'torture' of a budget fight, Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, Oct. 3;   Madison Police Chief Mike Koval announces retirement, Emily Hamer, WSJ, Sept. 30. Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway proposes vehicle fee, independent police auditor in operating budget; Dane Co.