Madison Commons Media Digest, August 1, 2021

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Wisconsin COVID-19 surge attributed to delta variant; Dane County elevated to 'substantial transmission', Elizabeth Beyer, Wisconsin State Journal, July 30. Covid-19

Epic Systems to require COVID-19 vaccination for employees, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, July 30. Republican tries to block UW campuses from mandatory viras testing, vaccination rules, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, July 29. Wisconsin COVID-19 cases 7 times higher than month ago, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, July 28. Public Health Madison and Dane County recommends masking indoors, Abigail Becker and Scott Girard, Capital Times, July 27.

Madison Commons Media Digest, July 25, 2021

COVID-19

State health officials raise concern as delta variant cases grow in Wisconsin, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, July 23. Madison and Dane County

Madison and Dane County launching new efforts to distribute millions more in federal rent help, Chris Rickert, WSJ, July 24. Madison adds Juneteenth holiday, designates Ho-Chunk Day, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, July 21. Madison City Council pursues alternating in-person, virtual meetings, Abigail Becker, CT, July 21. Madison City Council plans to alternate between online, in-person meetings for rest of year, Logan Wroge, WSJ, July 21.

Madison Commons, July 18, 2021

Madison and Dane County

City's nonunion employees challenge mayor's plan for wage parity with unions, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, July 15. Airport Commission rejects resolution seeking PFAS clean-up oversight, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, July 15. No candidates running for Dane County Board District 20 seat, Abigail Becker, CT, July 15; Timothy Rockwell wins special election for Sun Prairie-area seat on Dane County Board, Emily Hamer, WSJ, July 14. Community

A year after dogs were welcomed in Madison parks, response is largely positive, Molly DeVore, WSJ, July 14. Boys & Girls club to break ground on new Regional Youth Workforce Center, David Dahmer, Madison365, July 12.

Madison Commons Media Digest, July 11, 2021

COVID-19

COVID-19 uptick in Wisconsin likely linked to delta variant, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, July 10. 'Not everyone has to come to jail': COVID-19 changes could lead to sweeping transformation, Emily Hamer, WSJ, July 10; Incarceration after COVID: How the pandemic could permanently change jails and prisons, Robert Chappell and Shereen Steward, Madison365, July 7. Madison and Dane County

Cap Times Election Q&A: Dane County Board District 19, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, July 10. Madison Municipal Building, parts of City-County Building open to the public, Abigail Becker, CT, July 8. Madison City Council rejects moving quickly on proposal ending Reindahl Park homeless camp, Abigail Becker, CT, July 7.

Madison Commons Media Digest, July 4, 2021

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Happy Fourth of July! And (we can't help ourselves) the Bucks reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. Madison and Dane County

Madison City Council member seeks to end homeless encampment at Reindahl Park, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, July 3. Juneteenth, day after Thanksgiving may become paid days off in Madison, Molly DeVore, WSJ, July 3. Dane County Jail project delayed again, could get redesigned due to 'skyrocketing' costs, Emily Hamer, WSJ, July 1.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 27, 2021

Madison and Dane County

Dane County Board opposes use of no-knock warrants in drug cases, Emily Hamer, Wisconsin State Journal, June 25. Madison nearing launch of mobile crisis response team, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, June 24. Jail consultants warn Dane County $148 million project cost could be 'substantially higher,' Abigail Becker, CT, June 23. Committee shelves proposal to raise pay for Madison's non-union employees, Abigail Becker, CT, June 22. Madison Finance Committee supports mayor's plan for $47M in federal COVID-19 relief, Emily Hamer, WSJ, June 22.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 20, 2021

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Amber Arnold, WSJ

Hundreds celebrate Juneteenth in return to Madison's Penn Park, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, June 20. Madison to launch inaugural 'Civic Season' from Juneteenth through Independence Day, Logan Wroge, WSJ, June 17. Madison and Dane County

Mayor proposes spending $47 million in federal funds on immediate needs, services, June 19; Mayor, City Council seek to raise pay for non-union employees, June 17, Dean Mosiman, WSJ. Madison seeks feedback on program for handling mental health 911 calls, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, June 17. Madison encourages 'Days of Reflection' after unprecedented year, Abigail Becker, CT, June 15.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 13, 2021

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MMSD to return to five days a week in-person instruction in fall, Scott Girard, Capital Times, June 10. COVID-19

YouTube suspends Sen. Ron Johnson for COVID-19 'misinformation', Associated Press, June 12. Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Dane County health department order to close schools, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, June 11. Scott Walker, Jim Doyle team up on ad to urge COVID-19 vaccination, David Wahlberg, WSJ, June 11. Madison and Dane County

Dane County Jail project needs city of Madison approval to move forward, Emily Hamer, WSJ, June 11.

Madison Commons Media Digest, June 6, 2021

COVID-19

Dane County lifts mask mandate, other COVID-19 restrictions, Briana Reilly, Capital Times, June 2. Madison and Dane County

Some Dane County employees petition for hybrid work policy, Abigail Becker, CT, June 4. Dane County Board recognizes Juneteenth, David Dahmer, Madison365, June 4; Madison Juneteenth celebration set with series of online programming, limited in-person events, Shanzeh Ahmad, Wisconsin State Journal, June 1. Community

Madison, community group, may create 'all wheel spots' for skateboards, bikes, and more, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, June 6. Madison organization looks to build 'library' of bikes for differently abled riders, Nicholas Garton, CT, June 6.

Madison Commons Media Digest, May 30, 2021

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Madison's Bus Rapid Transit project recommended for $80 million in federal funding, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, May 28; Madison commission picks station design for planned Bus Rapid Transit, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, May 27. Madison and Dane County

Madison residents organize against zoning changes, Nicholas Garton, CT, May 29. Madison projects $18 million budget shortfall for 2022, Dean Mosiman and Emily Hamer, WSJ, May 25. Sheriff Kalvin Barrett announces bid for election to full term, Madison365, May 24. Community

Ricardo Marroquin brings the books, Chris Rickert, WSJ, May 29.