Madison Commons Media Digest, September 8, 2019

UPDATED: Budget hearings this week:

Budget time: Madison and Dane County begin hearings on 2020 budgets, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, September 9.

Madison and Dane County

Housing and Buses: Rhodes-Conway releases 2020 capital budget proposal, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, September 3; Mayor Satya-Rhodes Conway prioritizes Metro Transit, housing, in first capital budget, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, September 4;

Despite additional efforts, winter is likely to be what reduces bad behavior downtown, Chris Rickert, WSJ, September 8.

City unveils detailed public market plans, Abigail Becker, Capital Times, September 6.

Truax Field to lose $8 million for border wall, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, September 5.


Henry Vilas Zoo accreditation will continue, Ed Trelevan, WSJ, September 7.

Viva México Festival turns 18 years old, David Dahmer, Madison365, September 6.

Willy Street Coop workers vote to unionize; one of 20 largest workforces in country this year, Alice Herman, Isthmus, September 5.

Funding for Southeast Asian elder programming split between Freedom Inc., Hmong Institute, Abigail Becker, CT, September 4.

Madison's Godfrey Stubbs searches for friends, family, in aftermath of Dorian in his native Bahamas, David Dahmer, Madison365, September 4.


Madison School Board to choose from three consultants to help superintendent search, Logan Wroge, WSJ, September 7.

Back to School roundtable with Gloria Reyes and Ananda Mirilli, Carousel Bayrd, "A Current Affair," WORT, September 3.

Electronic door locks, internet-based phones, installed at Madison schools as part of safety plan, Logan Wroge, WSJ, September 2.

Higher Education

Climate change protestors apologize for wearing nooses on UW campus, Jeff Richgels, WSJ, September 7.

Quintez Cephus accusers press UW for answers with help of high profile lawyer, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, September 7.

New era for UW Marching Band, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, September 5.

UW tackles sexual assault, hazing, alcohol, racial climate in review of Greek life, Kelley Meyerhofer, WSJ, September 2.


Wisconsin tribe opposes Superior gas plant, questions environmental review, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, September 7.

Utility heads say zero-carbon electricity possible before 2050, but questions remain, Chris Hubbuch, WSJ, September 3.

Food and Sustainability

'Something has to give:' Underground Food Collective to close Forequarter September 21, Lindsay Christians, CT, September 4.

Arts and Culture

Madison arts nonprofit could find new home at city-owned space on Near East Side, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, September 8.

Local music festival to highlight importance of exposing kids, community members, to music, Christina Lorey, Channel3000, September 7.


Madison-based RotoWire to launch sports gambling information service; Sports gambling inches closer in Wisconsin, but legalization uncertain, Barry Adams, WSJ, September 8.

Organic Valley's Melissa Hughes appointed to head WEDC, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, September 6.


Madison City Council signs off on switch to Stone House for Judge Doyle Square apartments, Abigail Becker, CT, September 4.


Who are Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald? Melanie Conklin, Wisconsin Examiner, September 5.

Democrats introduce bill to repeal laws curbing attorney general's power, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, September 5.

Dairy Management Inc. pays execs millions from farmer checkoff program, Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, September 4.

Dane and Surrounding Counties

10th Annual Yahara Riverfest in Deforest informs community on its surrounding natural resources, Emilie Burditt, Channel3000, September 7.

Budget committee approves farmer mental health funding, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, September 5.

Duluth Trading CEO leaving, founder steps back in as CEO, Shelley K. Mesch, WSJ, September 5.

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