Media Digest, Week of July 14, 2018


Top Story

Dean Mosiman's series on gun violence in Madison concluded Saturday with "Cycles of Incarceration." Wisconsin State Journal, July 8-14.  The entire series is a must read for Madison citizens.


Alderman Maurice "Mo" Cheeks announced he is running for Mayor of Madison in 2019. Abby Becker, Capital Times, July 12.

The Dane County Board approved an advisory referendum for the Nov. 6 ballot asking whether marijuana should be legalized in Wisconsin.  The Wisconsin legislature would still have to approve. Abby Becker, Capital Times, July 14.

The Madison City Council is interviewing five men to take over Ald. Denise DeMarb's seat in District 16 on Madison's Southeast Side.  (District Map here.) Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Capital Times, July 14.


The Brotherhood group of Allied Drive teens works on "things that matter." Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Capital Times, July 14.

Business and Development

New grant from WEDC to redevelop Oscar Mayer site for industrial and office.  Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Capital Times, July 11.

StartingBlock getting started after six year development. Erik Lorenzsonn, Capital Times, July 11.


Check out the "Madsplainers" podcast from Capital Times reporters Erik Lorenzsonn, Abby Becker, and Lisa Speckhard Pasque.  This week asks whether Madison has festival fatigue.

Scott Milfred and Phil Hands talk about the best and worst endorsements of the Wisconsin State Journal in their podcast "Center Stage with Milfred and Hands." July 14.


Eight remaining candidates criticize Scott Walker in first Democratic gubernatorial primary debate. Matt DeFour, Wisconsin State Journal, July 14.



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