Madison Commons Media Digest, September 1, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Dane County, Madison partner to bring water treatment systems to five city beaches, August 30; Sheila Stubbs pushes deadline for Dane County departments to submit equity plans, August 29; Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway appoints fifth deputy mayor, August 27, Abigail Becker, Capital Times.

Madison and Dane County considering new park access for dogs, Shelley K. Mesch, Wisconsin State Journal, September 1.


White flag overdose awareness ceremony brings hundreds to Olbrich Park to remember loved ones lost, Jamie Perez, Channel3000, August 31.

Chabad of Madison to celebrate new Torah scroll, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, August 30.


Madison schools expand 24-hour monitoring of district-issued laptops for bullying, self-harm, Logan Wroge, WSJ, September 1.

Madison School Board member Ali Muldrow apologizes for concentration camp remarks, Chris Rickert and Emily Hamer, WSJ, August 28.

Madison after-school program director arrested in child pornography case, Matthew DeFour, WSJ, August 29.

Higher Education

Madison Area Technical College expands South Side presence with new campus, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, August 29.

UW's WARF cuts ties with award-winning investment officer, Marc Eisen, Isthmus, August 29.

Attorneys for women accusing Quintez Cephus of assault question UW's reinstatement, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, August 29.


Madison to keep contaminated East Side well offline except in 'extreme' water shortage, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, August 28.

Power politics: Despite hope Wisconsin would deny ATC powerline, it's business as usual, Michael Lenehan, Isthmus, August 29.

Arts and Culture

Ash trees arise again in Overture Center exhibit, Samara Kalk Derby, WSJ, August 31.


Forward Madison’s Ally Hamis Ng’Anzi Becomes First-ever Flamingo to Earn a National Team Call-up, Madison365 Staff, August 30.

Housing and Development

Madison Plan Commission delays decisions on Edgewood master plan, field usage, Abigail Becker, CT, August 27.


Paul Fanlund: A reflective Gov. Tony Evers 'pities' the political cynics, CT, August 30.


Dairyland in Distress: Milk v. almond, soy, oat milk, water, and soda: How can dairy compete? Rick Barrett and Daniel Higgins, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, September 1.

Wisconsin's lame-duck legal costs now top $1 million for taxpayers, Patrick Marley and Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, August 30.

WEDC secretary mark Hogan to resign Sept. 3, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, August 27.

Dane and Surrounding Counties

Oregon School Board opposes village proposal on school-based police, storing AR-15 in schools, Logan Wroge, WSJ, August 28.

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