Madison Commons Media Digest, September 22, 2019

Madison and Dane County

Air Force mulls F-35s for Truax Field, will local opinion sway decision? Chris Hubbuch, Wisconsin State Journal, September 22; Noise levels might get louder, Howard Hardee, Isthmus, September 19.

Review finds police behavior in teen's forceful arrest 'legally justifiable' but flawed, Chris Rickert, WSJ, September 21; Family of teen beaten by Madison police threatens legal action, Robert ChappellMadison365, September 22.

Dane Co. Board votes to rename Lake Monona's Squaw Bay, Emily Hamer, WSJ, September 20.

Mayor Rhodes-Conway pushes bus initiatives, including BRT, as Metro Forward, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, September 19.


Community workshop, the Bodgery, offers array of tools, space in Oscar Mayer location, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, September 22.

Transgender surgery now more available in Wisconsin, David Wahlberg, WSJ, September 22.

Vilas Zoo celebrates International Red Panda Day, Emilie Burditt, Channel3000, September 21.

Lead with hope, but panic: thousands join worldwide call for action, Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, September 20; Retirees, grandparents join Madison climate strike at Capitol, Brianna Reilly, CT, September 20.

South Madison neighborhood planning effort begins with community meeting, Abigail Becker, CT, September 18.

Pride Year-Round, Ali Muldrow, A Public Affair, WORT, September 18.


Madison School Board seeks input on superintendent searchMadison365, September 20.

MMSD, teacher's union reach tentative deal for maximum allowed pay hike, Logan Wroge, WSJ, September 18.

Madison School Board directs district to explore 2020 operating referendum, Logan Wroge, WSJ, September 17.

Higher Education

UW-Madison's new music hall improves sights, sounds and stage, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, September 19.

A smaller Camp Randall? Dave Cieslewicz, Isthmus, September 18.


A riverway runs through it, Dave Cieslewicz, Isthmus, September 19.

Food and Sustainability

European-style food hall coming to Middleton, Samara Kalk Derby, WSJ, September 22.


Racial disparities found among Wisconsin patients in medical systems report, David Wahlberg, WSJ, September 19.


Madison Plan Commission: Edgewood needs to apply with city to add lights, sound to field, Emily Hamer, WSJ, September 17.


Despite lawsuit, Atty. General Josh Kaul has no plans to end chaplain program, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, September 22.

Wisconsin dairy farms: Global consumers now competing for market, Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, September 21.

Gov. Evers unveils 'red flag bill,' says he's open to mandatory gun buyback program, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, September 20.

Wisconsin lawmakers push bipartisan bill to legalize medical marijuana, Briana Reilly, CT, September 20.

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