Madison Commons Media Digest, November 10, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Public Safety concerns inform proposed budget amendments from Madison City Council members, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Nov. 9.

Burlington Vt. opposed F-35s but got them anyway. Is this Madison's future? Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, Nov. 7.

Dane County Finance committee adds 43 amendments to 2020 budget, Abigail Becker, CT, Nov. 6.


State of Wisconsin, UW-Madison to raise minimum hourly wage for employees to $15 hour, Howard Hardee, WSJ, Nov. 9.

Dane County identifies gaps in crisis care with behavioral health needs study, Abigail Becker, CT, Nov. 5.


'I broke a world record in hugs for one day': Marlon Anderson returns to Madison West, Scott Girard, CT, Nov. 7.

Madison School District shifts to 'skills-based' approach on health and sexual education, Logan Wroge, WSJ, Nov. 5.

East High School's Raza United to host 5th Annual Dia de los Muertos, David Dahmer, Madison365, Nov. 5.

Higher Education

Breaking precedent, UW system presidential search panel has no faculty, academic staff, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Nov. 8.

In wake of 'toxic' lab story, UW-Madison plans to start centrally start tracking bullying complaints, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Nov. 7.

UW-Madison Odyssey raises record $200,000 for educational access programs, Lisa Bauer, Madison365, Nov. 7.


State, local leaders say individual actions not enough to solve climate change, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Nov. 9.

As salt prices climb, Wisconsin looks to brine, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Nov. 5.


City of Madison tests parking-protected bike lane, asks for public input, Logan Rude, Channel3000, Nov. 9.

City weighs pros and cons in planning for Bus Rapid Transit downtown, Cameron Bren, Isthmus, Nov. 7.

Madison relocating intercity bus stop to Lake Street, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Nov. 5.

Arts and Culture

Shiloah Coley finds untapped potential in bringing arts to kids, Scott Girard, CT, Nov. 4.


Draft development plans see 'huge potential' in area around former Oscar Mayer site, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Nov. 10.

Developer eyes big student project on historic Langdon Street, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Nov. 4.


'There should always be a discussion': Voters disagree with gavel-in, gavel-out decision, Amy Reid, Channel3000, Nov. 8; The moment when the State Assembly opened and closed a special session on gun issues, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, Nov. 8.

Legislators end session with little consensus, no action on gun control, Erik Gunn, Wisconsin Examiner, Nov. 8.

What hasn't happened in health care? Erik Gunn, Wisconsin Examiner, Nov. 7.

Wisconsin legislators vote to fire Ag Secretary Brad Pfaff, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Nov. 6;  Evers sits on floor as Republicans fire Ag Secretary, Melanie ConklinWisconsin Examiner, Nov. 5; 'It's absolute BS' Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, Nov. 6.

Wisconsin Superheroes of the 2020 Census, Melanie Conklin, Wisconsin Examiner, Nov. 4.

Dane and Surrounding Counties

Lafayette County resolution threatens media with prosecution for 'selective' reporting; seeks to restrict well test results, Chris Rickert, WSJ, Nov. 9.

Palmyra-Eagle residents make case for saving local schools, Chris Rickert, WSJ, Nov. 8.

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