Madison Commons Media Digest, November 17, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Sally Rohrer joins Madison's City Council as District 8 alder, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, Nov. 17.

Former Madison Mayor Joel Skornicka dies at age 82, Howard Hardee, Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 17.

Madison City Council adopts 2020 budgets, including police auditor, Abigail Becker, CT, Nov. 14.

Madison City Council adds three police officers to 2020 budget, rejects new ambulance, Emily Hamer, WSJ, Nov. 13.

Dane County Board approves $663 million in spending for 2020 budgets, Abigail Becker, CT, Nov. 11.


Community service charge: Madison PD bills youth activists for September climate strike; mayor says charge will go away, Joe Tarr, Isthmus, Nov. 15.

Coffee coalition: New group looks to build community among UW women veterans, Victoria Davis, Isthmus, Nov. 15.

Hundreds of students rally at state capitol to defend DACA, David Dahmer, Madison365, Nov. 13.

Talking through political differences: Ali Muldrow and Dave Blaska, A Public Affair, WORT, Nov. 13.

Beloved activist Ada Deer to discuss memoir Nov 19Madison365, Nov. 13.


State report card: Madison School District 'meets expectations' in 2018-19, Scott Girard, CT, Nov. 12.

MMSD capital referendum gets 'general support' in early outreach sessions district says, Scott Girard, CT, Nov. 12.

More than 8,000 in Wisconsin could lose free/reduced lunch as a result of proposed federal rules changes, Scott Girard, CT, Nov. 11.

Higher Education

UW-Madison's national research ranking, once among top five, drops to 8th, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Nov. 15.

UW-Madison professor at center of 'toxic' lab won't teach next semester, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Nov. 14.


Olbrich Botanical Gardens offers free tours of new greenhouses, learning center, Emily Burditt, Channel3000, Nov. 16.

Food and Sustainability

Dane Co. Farmers' Market heads indoors for holiday season, Stephen Cohn, Channel3000, Nov. 16.

Madison Oriental Market holds ribbon-cutting ceremony on North Side, Fatoumata Ceesay, Madison365, Nov. 11.

Arts and Culture

Indigenous Wisconsin: Overture exhibit by Ho-Chunk artists, Michael MuckianIsthmus, Nov. 14.

Midwest Lens: Julia Reichert retrospective coming to Madison, Catherine CappelaroIsthmus, Nov. 14.


Exact Sciences could double Cologuard lab space along Beltline, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, Nov. 14.


Black-owned developer gets not for $41 million South Madison project, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Nov. 15; Madison staff recommend Milwaukee developer for S. Park Street's Truman Olson site, Abigail Becker, CT, Nov. 15.

Developer offers final pieces for mega project on Near East Side, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Nov. 14.

Madison Plan Commission recommends expansion of Salvation Army homeless shelter, Emily Hamer, WSJ, Nov. 12.

Construction on Judge Doyle Square apartments could start June 1, Abigail Becker, CT, Nov. 11.


Paul Fanlund: Satya Rhodes-Conway is the mayor she said she would beCT, Nov. 15.

Thank you, Scott Fitzgerald, Dave Cieslewicz, Isthmus, Nov. 14.


Gov. Evers urges release of homelessness funding, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, Nov. 14.

Gannett-Gatehouse merger is official, Erik Gunn, Wisconsin Examiner, Nov. 14.

Wisconsin no longer in top tier of states with highest taxes relative to income, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Nov. 14.

Conservative group sues Elections Commission over approach to updating state voter rolls, Briana Reilly, CT, Nov. 13.

Dane and Surrounding Counties

Lafayette County officials table resolution to restrict release of water quality information, Chris Rickert, WSJ, Nov. 13.

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