Madison Commons Media Digest, June 23, 2019

Top Story

Jane Belmore to return to Madison School District as interim superintendent, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, June 21.

Madison and Dane County

Three new Dane County Board Supervisors sworn into office, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, June 21.

Madison seeking community partners to conduct 2020 Census outreach, Abigail Becker, CT, June 20.

Madison to consider electric scooter bill implications, Abigail Becker, CT, June 20.


Freedom Inc. challenges liberal Madison with in-your-face approach to racial justice, Chris Rickert, WSJ, June 23.

'Worse than it's ever been': Top of State Street, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, June 23.

Nails' Tales sculpture coming down this summer, UW-Madison says, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, June 22.

Madison nonprofit lawfirm celebrates 25 years of health care advocacy, David Wahlberg, WSJ, June 21.

Madison authorities, attorneys offer advice, support as local immigrants brace for Trump's pledge to deport millions, David Dahmer, Madison365, June 20; Mayor Rhodes-Conway says she will 'Stand with the immigrant community' against raids, Nicholas Garton, Madison365, June 18.

Operation Fresh Start youth gain construction experience on Madison Circus Space project, Lisa Speckhard Pasque, CT, June 20. 

Higher Education

UW School of Journalism and Mass Communication study looks at Twitter response to mass shootings, finds one side has staying power, Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, June 23.

Group aims to create interest-free loan fund for Wisconsin college students, Logan Wroge, WSJ, June 20.

Some UW campuses raising Pride flags but not UW-Madison, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, June 20.

Environment and Transportation

Wisconsin grapples with 'green' waste plants that spread hazardous PFAS, June 23; Wisconsin may adopt one of nation's toughest PFAS standards, Steven Verberg, WSJ, June 22.

Wisconsin regulators approve 5-fold solar increase, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, June 21.

Metro Transit pursuing federal grand to help fund bus storage facility, Abigail Becker, CT, June 20.


Red Caboose Child Car and Movin'Out update affordable housing proposal, Lisa Speckhard Pasque, CT, June 23.

West side Oakwood Village renovations will displace 30 low-income seniors, Katelyn Ferral, CT, June 20.

Food and Sustainability

After three years, the beer (and homemade ice cream) is flowing at East Side Union Corners Brewery, Barry Adams, WSJ, June 20.

Arts and Culture

Ho-Chunk Nation Digital Library Project celebrates third year of work, Ardith Van Riper, Madison365, June 20.

Business and Development

Foxconn paid $9.5 million for BMO Harris building on Capitol Square, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, June 21.

The development that would boot Essen Haus, Jay Rath, Isthmus, June 20.


Paul Fanlund: State GOP's first rule? Never work with Tony EversCT, June 21.


Governor Evers vetos four GOP abortion bills, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, June 22.

Wisconsin Supreme Court sites with GOP legislature, upholds lame duck laws, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, June 21.

Census: Half of Wisconsinites over 40, white majority continues to shrink, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, June 20.

The legacy of Shirley Abrahamson, Judy Davidoff, Isthmus, June 20; Shirley Abrahamson still believes in an independent judiciary, and she wants you to, too, Katelyn Ferral, CT, June 19.

GOP-led Joint Finance approved Chronic Wasting Disease study, but hunters aren't happy, Paul Smith, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, June 19.

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