Madison Commons Media Digest, October 20, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Independent monitor among committee's recommendations for Madison Police Department, Howard Hardee, WSJ, Oct. 20; Madison City Council members seek more police, firefighters in 2020 budget, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Oct. 19;  Committee studying Madison Police Department issues years-in-the-making report, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 18; Madison Police and Fire Commission names Vic Wahl as acting chief, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 15.

Ismael Ozanne announces Dane County D.A. re-election campaign, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 18.

Madison elected officials head to Vermont on F-35 fact-finding mission, Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, Oct. 18.

Wisconsin Policy Forum: Managing growth a critical question in Madison budget process, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 17.

Full-time professional Madison City Council? City task force says it's an option, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Oct. 16;  Five applicants interested in vacant District 8 City Council seat, Abigail Becker, CT, Oct. 16.


Madison Library system considers end to overdue fines, Chris Rickert, WSJ, Oct. 20.

'Dream Bus' brings library to Madison schools, Scott Girard, CT, Oct. 19.

Agrace opens new thrift store on Stoughton Rd., Melissa Parish, Channel3000, Oct. 19.

Wisconsin Humanities Council director strives to bridge cultures, Barry Adams, WSJ, Oct. 19.


More than 1,000 walk out at West in support of fired security guard, Scott Girard, CT, Oct. 19; Black security guard fired from West High for using racial slur--he says in his own defense, Robert Chappell, Madison365, Oct. 16.

Wisconsin school voucher expansion costs districts millions, Ruth Coniff, Wisconsin Examiner, Oct. 18.

One City Schools gets $1 million grant for long-term study on student outcomes, Scott Girard, CT, Oct. 17.

MMSD launches superintendent search survey, Scott Girard, CT, Oct. 16.

Higher Education

Posters on UW-Madison apparently part of protest, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Oct. 18.

With fewer high school grads to recruit, 21 of 26 UW campuses report enrollment drop, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Oct. 18.

In era of school shootings, UW-Madison testing new technology and installing door locks, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Oct. 17.

Survey: One in four UW-Madison women students have been sexually assaulted, Yvonne Kim, CT, Oct. 15.

UW-Madison students organize to support diversity efforts beyond homecoming video, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Oct. 14.

UW campuses' unionized trades employees still waiting on raise from last year, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, Oct. 14.


Madison Green Cab goes electric; to be nation's first all-Tesla cab fleet, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Oct. 17.

For the birds: Madison Audubon Society is trying to make buildings safe, Joe Tarr, Isthmus, Oct. 17.

Dane County looking to buy 82 acres in town of Vienna to prevent development, limit runoff, Shanzeh Ahmad, WSJ, Oct. 15.

Arts and Culture

Changes could come to historic mural, Adam Duxter, Channel3000, Oct. 19; Longtime Mifflin Street mural is about to undergo a change, Barry Adams, WSJ, Oct. 15.

Broom Street Theater marks 50 years of living on the edge, Jay Rath, Isthmus, Oct. 17.

S. Madison native Denzil Irby star of new Hulu series, 'Looking for Alaska,' Robert Chappell, Madison365, Oct. 16.


Forward Madison's Christian Díaz nominated for USL defender of the year, Oct. 18; Forward Madison reflects on first season, looks ahead to 2020, Oct. 16, Robert Chappell, Madison365. 


Bank seeks to foreclose on developers of State Street Hotel, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, Oct. 18.


When 'sewer socialism' ruled during the first half of the 20th Century, Milwaukee flourished, Dan Kaufman, New York Times, Oct. 20.


Separation of powers case could set Wisconsin apart, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, Oct. 19.

Wisconsin ranks among bottom of states in securing federal funds, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, Oct. 18.

Milwaukee zip code 'most incarcerated' in the country, Caleb Gayle, New Republic, Oct. 15.

Dane and Surrounding Counties

Mapping the toxic legacy of mining: Scientists reveal areas to avoid in Southeastern Wisconsin, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Oct. 20.

Cardinal-Hickory Creek: Residents seek reconsidering of power line approval; Iowa County votes to sue PUC, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, Oct. 19.

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