Madison Commons Media Digest, November 8, 2020

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'Relief': Downtown Madison bursts into celebration as Joe Biden wins presidency, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 7. The Election

Polling gets it wrong again in Wisconsin, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, Nov. 8. 2020 Election again shows lopsided Republican legislative maps, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Nov.

Madison Commons Media Digest, November 1, 2020

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How and when will we know who won?, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 1. Politics and Voting

Turnout on UW campuses may be key in close legislative races, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, Nov. 1. DOJ, Attorney General Josh Kaul warns against voter intimidation ahead of election day, Shanzeh Ahmad, WSJ, Oct.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 25, 2020


How the federal COVID-19 formula hurt some of Wisconsin's most vulnerable college students, Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 25. New daily Wisconsin COVID-19 cases remain above 4,000; more than 1,700 dead, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, Oct. 25; Positive test rate jumps to 24.6%, average daily deaths reaches 28, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Oct. 24.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 11, 2020


Wisconsin reports 18 more COVID-19 deaths as cases surge, Associated Press, Oct. 11. Dane County reports 201 new cases as hospitalizations continue to grow, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, Oct. 10. Wisconsin hospitals, businesses, team up on campaign to stop COVID-19 spread, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, Oct.

Madison Commons Media Digest, October 4, 2020


Another record setting day: 2,892 new cases, 692 hospitalized–both highest ever–and 19 more deaths reported, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Oct. 3; Wisconsin sets record for COVID-19 cases in a single day, Associated Press, Oct. 3. After testing positive for COVID-19, Ron Johnson says he's still against mask mandates, Brianna Reilly, Capital Times, Oct. 3.

Madison Commons Media Digest, September 27, 2020

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Democracy in the Park forges ahead despite Republican attempt to block event, Elizabeth Beyer, Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 27;  Conservative group sues to block private elections grants to Madison, four other Wisconsin cities, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Sept. 26. COVID-19

More records set as Wisconsin confirms 2,817 new coronavirus cases on 22.4% positive tests, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Sept. 26.

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.