Madison Commons Media Digest, August 18, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Madison Flooding: Another deluge like 2018 would bring 'deep trouble' to area, Chris Hubbuch, Wisconsin State Journal, August 18.

More than 1,000 Madison homes would be 'incompatible for residential use' with F-35 jets, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, August 11.

Performance Review: Critics acknowledge Koval's challenges, describe him as defensive, emotional; 'I feel outnumbered': An interview with Mike Koval, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, August 14.


Ten reports of Klan propaganda in and near Madison, Robert Chappell, Madison365, August 15.

A Wisconsin group leading efforts to bring supplies to Mississippi immigrants families torn apart by ICE, David Dahmer, Madison365, August 15.

Miss Black USA excited to come home to Madison, Emily Hamer, WSJ, August 13.

Higher Education

UW-Madison weighs whether to readmit Quintez Cephus, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, August 17.

President of Edgewood College leaving for new role, says 'no one thing' drove decision, Emily Hamer, WSJ, August 14.


Governor Tony Evers signs executive order calling again for carbon-free electricity by 2050, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, August 17.

Wisconsin Native Americans granted funds for green projects, Channel3000, August 17.

Dane County collaborative to join forces against climate change, Abigail Becker, CT, August 16.

Wisconsinites wrestle with changing climate, Jake Ekdahl, WSJ, August 14.


Metro transit general manager retiring, August 15; Madison eyes new sites for short-term intercity bus stop, August 14, Dean Mosiman, WSJ.

What happened to the old red BCycle Bikes? Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, August 12.

Improvements for bicyclists and walkers spark controversy in sidewalk-averse Monona, Chris Rickert, WSJ, August 12.

Arts and Culture

The future of Token Creek: As the festival turns 30, negotiations are underway for the property, Michael Muckian, Isthmus, August 15.


Heather Beck values storytelling through her work as Madison's preservation planner, Abigail Becker, CT, August 18.

Madison weighing costly choices on Judge Doyle Square; Developers propose grocery, housing for South Park Street, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, August 13.

Where goes the neighborhood? Madison mindful of history as it redevelops the Triangle, again, Joe Tarr, Isthmus, August 15.


Making shit up: The conservative majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court are the true activists judges, Michael Cummins, Isthmus, August 15.


GOP Twitter block will cost taxpayers $200,000, WSJ, August 17.

Tony Evers unveils universal background check bill following nationwide mass shootings, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, August 16.

Speaker Robin Vos says accommodations likely for paralyzed lawmaker, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, August 16.

Wisconsin AG sues EPA over climate protection rollback; claims rule violates Clean Air Act, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, August 15.

Dane and Surrounding Counties

More than nine of ten wells tested in Grant, Lafayette and Iowa counties that tested positive for coliform bacteria contained fecal matter, Mark Redstein, Wisconsin Examiner, August 13.

Wisconsin's ag economy grows despite loss of small dairy farms, Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 13.

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