Madison Commons Media Digest, Nov. 3, 2019

Top Story

Nuniq, Vilas Zoo polar bear, grins and bears October snowfall, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 1.

Madison and Dane County

Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable 2019 discusses Madison housing challenges, Emily Burditt, WISC-Channel3000, Nov. 3.

Madison mayor questions F-35 study, asks Pentagon to reconsider, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Nov. 2.

Madison narrows choice for top planning job, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Nov. 1.

Madison commission to hear design plans for Dane County Jail renovations, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Oct. 30.

Madison City Council adopts $40 vehicle registration fee, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 29.

An exclusive interview with Mayor Satya-Rhodes Conway, Carousel Baird, A Public Affair, WORTOct. 29.


Madison, Dane, getting $1.2 million federal grant to fight opioid abuse, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Nov. 2.

Community celebrates  Edith Hilliard for lifetime of work and community service, David Dahmer, Madison365, Nov. 1.


After reinstatement, Madison School District reiterates use of racial slurs by staff is not tolerated, Logan Wroge, WSJ, Nov. 1.

Young school board members hope to empower youth voices, Scott Girard, CT, Oct. 31.

Madison middle school substitute on leave for using racial slur, Scott Girard, CT, Oct. 31.

Wisconsin has highest racial achievement gap, according to national test results, Scott Girard, CT, Oct. 30.

Higher Education

Wisconsin college athletes could be paid under bipartisan bill, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Oct. 31.

Student inclusion coalition holds protest on Bascom Hill; makes demands on UW, Fatoumata Ceesay,

Environment and Transportation

Madison Bikes organization hosts winter fashion show, hoping for progress with paths, Adam Duxter, Channel3000, Nov. 3.

Intercity bus loading moving from Langdon to Lake St.Abigail Becker, CT, Nov. 2.

Center Stage: Is the mayor's dream of fast buses a boon or bust? Scott Milfred and Phil Hands, WSJ, Nov. 1.


Future uncertain for contested wind farm, but developers returning to Wisconsin, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Nov. 3.

Alliant to build 1 gigawatt of solar generation in Wisconsin: 10 times state's current generation, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Nov. 1.

Republican Speaker Robin Vos says climate change is 'probably' real, Scott Bauer, AP, Oct. 31.

Food and Sustainability

Salvadorian Star: Finca Coffee, Michelle Wildgen, Isthmus, Oct. 31.

Arts and Culture

'Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border ¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin!' shares personal stories of Latino immigrants, L. Malik Anderson, Madison365, Nov. 1.


Madison park along Isthmus getting new athletic fields, lighting system, basketball court, Emily Hamer, WSJ, Nov. 2.

Madison's mid-century homes are undergoing a renaissance, Della Hansman, Isthmus, Oct. 31.


Paul Fanlund: The Cap Times and trust in local news, Nov. 1.


Senate Republicans signal rejection of state ag secretary, Brad Pfaff, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, Nov. 2.

Dane and Surrounding Counties

History threatened in Deerfield, other communities, as historical societies seek new members, Barry Adams, WSJ, Nov. 3.

New Glarus facility will give people with disabilities independence, Nina Kravinsky, Isthmus, Oct. 31.

Oregon School District appoints new superintendent, Emily Hamer, WSJ, Oct. 29.

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