Madison Commons Media Digest, July 28, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Madison launches campaign to make Downtown more accessible to people with disabilities, Shelley K. Mesch, Wisconsin State Journal, July 26.

Explosion cleanup could take two months, street closed next to substation, Bill Novak, WSJ, July 25.


Committee agrees with city staff to equally divide funds between groups serving Hmong elders, Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Capital Times, July 28.

City officials team up with Habitat for Humanity to build awareness of affordable housing, Gabriella Bachara, Channel3000, July 27.

Urban League of Greater Madison gets huge boost with $318,000 in training grants from DWD, Madison365, July 26.


Proposed meningococcal vaccine requirement for Wisconsin students faces pushback, Logan Wroge, WSJ, July 26.

East High Principal Mike Hernandez to become chief of MMSD high schools, David Dahmer, Madison365, July 24.

Higher Education

Democrats unveil alternative to Republican bill package on UW campuses, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, July 26.

Republicans propose limits to how student fees fund UW campus buildings, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, July 26.

Democrats push bills to fund UW tuition freeze, direct more money to tech colleges, Brianna Reilly, CT, July 26.


Group urges nearly doubling of Madison tree canopy, Dean Mosiman, WSJ July 28.

17,000-panel solar array may be coming to Middleton; MGE will give city, schools access to power, Emily Hamer, WSJ, July 26.

UW's Chazen becomes first Madison museum to open seven days a week, Sasha VanAllen, CT, July 26.

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