Madison Commons Media Digest, August 25, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Independent Madison police monitor could launch investigations, but lack the final say, Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, August 25.

Research group suggests changes in criminal court processing to reduce Dane County Jail population, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, August 24.

Edgewood College alleges religious discrimination in lawsuit against Madison over use of athletic field, Abigail Becker, CT, August 22; Edgewood offered to 'coordinate messaging' on lawsuit with mayor, Judith Davidoff, Isthmus, August 22.

Overlooked: Former Dane County staff attorneys frustrated with working conditions, Abigail Becker, CT, August 19.


Madison365's Sí Se Puede 2019: Wisconsin's most powerful Latinos, Henry Sanders, August 24.

Madison hotels won't host delegates to 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Mitchell Schmidt and Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, August 23.

Summer aviation program gives young people a new and exciting perspective 'above the clouds,' David Dahmer, Madison365, August 23.

Michael's Frozen Custard owner to close one location after husband denied U.S. Visa, Stephanie Fryer, Channel3000, August 21; Neighbors shocked as Michael's closes because of visa problem, Ruth Conniff, Wisconsin Examiner, August 23.

Millenial Magnet: Madison is a great place for young adults, if you can afford to live here, Howard Hardee, Isthmus, August 22.

North Madison neighborhood adapts to handle rat problem, Abigail Becker, CT, August 22.

Annual Darbo Fest and Peace Walk looks to energize, inspire, Madison's East Side, David Dahmer, Madison365, August 19.

Take a tour of Madison's Little Free Libraries, WSJ, August 18.


West High School pauses Personalized Pathways as model expands at 3 Madison high schools, Logan Wroge, WSJ, August 25.

Madison School District, teachers' union, at an impasse over raise, Chris Rickert, WSJ, August 21.

A Public Affair: Ushering the new school year, Ali Muldrow, WORT, August 21.


Dane County seeing record groundwater levels one year after historical flooding, Abigail Becker, CT, August 19.


E-bikes gaining popularity in Madison, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, August 24.

Housing and Development

New proposals keep low-cost housing clustered together in Judge Doyle Square project, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, August 24.


No national filled with hate can be great, Mike McCabe, Wisconsin Examiner, August 23.


Tony Evers call GOP concerns over gun bills 'BS," Scott Bauer, AP, August 23.

State Treasurer Godlewski sees green in climate-friendly investments,Wisconsin Examiner, Melanie Conklin, August 22.

Dane and Surrounding Counties

Wisconsin leads nation in family farm bankruptcies, AP, August 25.

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