Madison Commons Media Digest, August 4, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway focusing on building relationships, staff, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, August 4.

Madison City Council launches Twitter account, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, August 3.

City faces costly choice on low-cost housing for Judge Doyle Square, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, August 1.


Marginalized communities would be most impacted by jets at Truax Field, Olivia Herken, WSJ, August 3.

Support Staff: New network offers support for all pregnancy options, including abortion, Steven Potter, Isthmus, August 1.

Pride Parade replaced with picnic; organizers seek healing after last year's police ban, Emily Hamer, WSJ, July 31.

'We are Many: United Against Hate' officially launches non-partisan agenda, David Dahmer, Madison365, July 30.


Lessons from Mike Hernandez, Ruth Coniff, Isthmus, August 1.

Madison Teachers Union and MMSD go into mediation over base-wage increase, Logan Wroge, WSJ, July 31.

New elementary school on South Side could 'address some of the inequities,' Logan Wroge, WSJ, July 28.

Higher Education

Inside UW's renovation of Witte Hall, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, August 3.

Food and Sustainability

Food for Success Coalition seeks volunteers for school food pantriesMadison365, August 2.

After several failed attempts, Willy Street Co-op set to being grocery delivery service, Barry Adams, WSJ, July 31.

Arts and Culture

Uprooted Plants in a Changing Climate; Sharon Kerry-Harlan, Quilts and Collages, Overture Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters.


Edgewood High School asks city to repeal master plan so sporting events can be held, Logan Wroge, WSJ, August 3.

City aims to highlight history of marginalized communities, Jay Rath, Isthmus, August 1.

First half of downtown Madison's 'hairball' intersection improvements nearly complete, Abigail Becker, CT, August 2.


Robin Voss declines to offer paralyzed Fitchburg lawmaker requested accommodations;Republicans sue Attorney General Josh Kaul for not following lame duck laws, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, August 2.

Dairyland in DistressMilwaukee Journal-Sentinel and Pulitizer Center. an ongoing series.

State prisons got 21 cents for every dollar they requested for facilities over decade, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, August 1.

Nine people charged so far from rape kit backlog, Scott Bauer, AP, August 1.

Dane and Nine County Region

Darlington awarded $1m federal grant for industrial park infrastructure, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, August 4.

Sisters of the Soil share their dreams and inspire others, Barry Adams, WSJ, July 28.

Grumpy Troll in Mt. Horeb to get new owners, Barry Adams, WSJ, July 24.

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