Media Digest June 30, 2018

A look at some of this week's top stories.


MMSD will lose 7.1 million in state revenue in the coming year because of changes in the funding formula favoring low-wealth districts. Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal, June 30.

Final approval for UW System merger; will bring Extension under UW-Madison. Kelly Meyerhofer, Wisconsin State Journal, June 30.

City and Community

Spike in gun violence; victims are African Americans, Steven Elbow, Cap Times, June 27,

Kwik Trip asks permission to see single serving beer and hard cider at South Side stores. Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal, June 28.

Child wellbeing report ranks Wisconsin 12th. Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Cap Times, June 28.

Undercount of children in 2020 census poses threats. Madison 365 staff, June 28.

Open Doors for Refugees holds annual community picnic.  Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Cap Times, June 25.


Large blue-green algae bloom closes Madison area beaches. Channel 3000, June 28.

Water levels in Madison lakes remain high.  Pawan Naidu, Cap Times, June 29.

Business and Development

New site plan would create "public market campus" on East Side. Abigail Becker, Cap Times, June 29.

Sears at West Towne Mall closing, after 48 years, Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal, June 30.   To be joined by Staples in Verona.  Coffee Bytes near UW campus will close, to be replaced by cafe.

Gammon Road rebuild considered for 2020, including SW bike path. Bill Novak, Wisconsin State Journal, June 27.

Foxconn boon or bust for Walker? Dylan Brogan, Isthmus, June 29.


Representative Mark Pocan will introduce legislation to abolish ICE.  Jesse Opoien, Cap Times, June 25.

Despite doubts about effectiveness, Wisconsin will force parents to work for Foodshare. Dee Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, July 1.


No time to waste addressing climate change.  Dave Zweifel, Cap Times, June 29.


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