Madison Commons Media Digest, December 1, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Dane County invests in tow plow technology to clear roads faster, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Nov. 28.

Proposed bill would require some businesses to install diaper-changing stations in restrooms, Mitchell Schmidt, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 27.

Dane County Board Chair Corrigan not running in 2020, Steven Elbow, CT, Nov. 25.

Emails to Madison leaders reveal strong opposition to $40 wheel tax, Chris Rickert, WSJ, Nov. 25.


In return to Madison, Michael Johnson refocuses approach to leading Boys & Girls Club, Logan Wroge, WSJ, Nov. 28.

DreamUp WI announces seven semi-finalist ideas to raise income of Dane County familiesMadison365, Nov. 27.

Madison patrol officers' role expanding amid drop in crime, Chris Rickert, WSJ, Nov. 27.

Madison cat project meets cats and humans where they are, Catherine Capellaro, Isthmus, Nov. 27.

Feds deliver $832,000 to house people with disabilities in Dane County, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Nov. 25.


Education on e-cigarettes, addiction help key for Madison-area students, Logan Wroge, WSJ, Nov. 29.

Boys & Girls Club hosts new Madison School District micro school, Scott Girard, CT, Nov. 27.

Community leaders share concerns about student's use of n-word at Frank Allis Elementary last year, Scott Girard, CT, Nov. 27.

31 apply for Madison School District superintendent job, Scott Girard, CT, Nov. 25.

Higher Education

"60 Forward" initiative seeks to increase access to higher education, L. Malik Anderson, Madison365, Nov. 28.


Radium found in Near West Side well, follow-up test results pending, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Nov. 27; No action on Well 15WORT News Dept., Nov. 27.

Deer up, hunters down, Dave Cieslewicz, Isthmus, Nov. 27.

Wet fall hinders Wisconsin harvest, sets up potential for spring flooding, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Nov. 26.

Food and Sustainability

More than free food, MATC food pantry teaches students how to meal plan, cook, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Nov. 29.

Hunger in Madison, A Public Affair, Carousel Bayrd, WORT, Nov. 26.


Special report: Fading away: Wisconsin's dementia crisisWSJ, Nov. 25.

Arts and Culture

Aspiring and professional novelists find community and deadlines at monthly write-ins, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, Nov. 30.


City of Madison receives $7 million grant to expand bus systemMadison365, Nov. 26.


Pegasus Games reopens in Madison, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, Nov. 28.


Neighbors appeal approval of $25 million Salvation Army redevelopment, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Nov. 28.

Madison committee recommends developer for grocery store, housing project on South Side, Emily Hamer, WSJ, Nov. 26.


Local kids interview Dave ZweifelSimpson Street Free Press, Nov. 26.


Trump impeachment drive has parallels to Walker recall effort, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Nov. 29.

What happened to state aid for the homeless? Melanie Conklin, Wisconsin Examiner, Nov. 27.

Gov. Evers signs hemp bill into law, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Nov. 26.

Legal bills hit $2.3 million in court fight over lame-duck laws, Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Nov. 26.

Study: Wisconsin's Foxconn deal could depress economic activity by 'tens of billions of dollars,' Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Nov. 26.

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