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"Think of Pearl Street in Boulder, with its winding paths, large trees, public art, live music and abundant outdoor cafes."

"That’s the kind of exciting destination that could help bring back [Madison's] State Street — and go beyond what it has been. Instead of a river of concrete for buses to rumble down, State Street could be a walkable park for people, who would be prioritized over vehicles. The mayor last week brushed off support among Downtown business owners for taking buses off State Street, calling them desperate and willing to try anything. That might be true, given how devastating the pandemic, weak econom...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Urban Planning, Boulder, Buses, Madison, University Of Colorado, State, University Of Wisconsin, Don, State Capitol, State Street, Pearl Street, Wisconsin State Journal, City Life, Ann Althouse

"New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay's comments on MSNBC have been irresponsibly taken out of context."

"Her argument was that Trump and many of his supporters have politicized the American flag. The attacks on her today are ill-informed and grounded in bad-faith."Tweets NYTimes Communications/@NYTimesPR.That's about the controversy we were talking about yesterday, here. I said: "I think this is an honest revelation: American flags really do disturb Mara Gay." And: "This is a pretty standard aversion to the flag. It made me think of Katha Pollitt's famous reaction to flag displays after the 9/11 a...
Tags: Law, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Kerry, Msnbc, Madison, Flags, Trump, Hypocrisy, Meade, Katha Pollitt, Ann Althouse, Mara Gay, Phallic Symbols

What we still don't know about vaccines

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and this week in healthcare news:We outlined the questions we still have about coronavirus vaccines;There's one big question surrounding synthetic biology company Ginkgo as it plans to go public;What's at stake as activists and companies go head-to-head over the future of psychedelics.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Tips, comments? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's ge...
Tags: UK, Washington, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccines, Madison, Ginkgo Bioworks, Chamath Palihapitiya, Babylon, Don, SPAC, Allison, Newsletters, Mario Tama Getty

Bat Found in Madison Park Tests Positive for Rabies

A bat found in a Madison park has tested positive for rabies.
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Algae Blooms Close 5 Madison-Area Beaches

Algae blooms have forced health officials to close five Madison-area beaches.
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Refinance Lending Continues Powering Unusually Strong Home-Mortgage Activity Across U.S.

Total Lending Increases Quarterly 3 Percent in First Quarter of 2021; Refinance Activity Rises 12 Percent While Purchase and Home-Equity Credit Lending Drop; Increase in Total Activity During First Quarter Not Seen Since 2009 Irvine, CA – June 3, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its first-quarter 2021 U.S. Residential Property Mortgage Origination Report, which shows that 3.77 million mortgages secured by residential pro...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Atlanta, Mortgages, Indianapolis, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Miami, Buffalo, Houston, Jackson, St Louis, Madison, Orlando

Inside Ginkgo's SPAC deal

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:We take a look inside Ginkgo's filings as it prepares to go public via SPAC at a $15 billion (!) valuation;These are the banks hiring healthcare dealmakers;The US is testing whether mixing booster COVID-19 shots is safe.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... A biological engineer aliq...
Tags: Amazon, White House, US, Trends, Healthcare, Deutsche Bank, Philadelphia, Bankers, Madison, Ginkgo Bioworks, SPAC, Hahnemann University Hospital, Johnson Johnson, Houston Texas, NIAID, Fauci

23 gorgeous Airbnbs across the US with the ultimate summer vacation amenity - a private pool

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Not everyone feels comfortable diving into a shared hotel or local pool. If you don't have your own pool, book a private Airbnb to cool off instead. We found the best Airbnbs with private pools in the US, starting as low as $65 per night. It's officially pool season, but not everyone has their own pool for cooling off on those hot summer days. While there are many gorgeous hotel pools acr...
Tags: Colorado, Cdc, Montana, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Tennessee, Connecticut, New Orleans, Airbnb, Santa Fe, Madison, Lake, Palm Springs, Savannah

"Ransom said the oven-bike probably weighs about 300 pounds before he loads it with food and supplies."

"He said it cost him about $500 to build and he spent about $70 on the food for its initial outing. 'It’s all in good fun,' he said. Ransom plans to hold his second event from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Tenney Park. But Bonnie Koenig, Public Health Madison and Dane County’s environmental health services supervisor, isn’t so sure about that. Even though Ransom isn’t selling the food, Koenig said he’ll need to get a license to operate under health department rules, which state: 'Since a mobile fo...
Tags: Law, Restaurants, Biking, Madison, Dane County, Koenig, Wisconsin State Journal, Ann Althouse, Too Many Rules

'This Is Us' finale recap: A tale of two weddings

Kevin and Madison's wedding fate finally unfolds in the season 5 finale of 'This Is Us'
Tags: Madison, Kevin

Future of Rose Bowl stadium looms large during early Pasadena budget talks

The Pasadena City Council on Monday, May 25, kicked off its discussion of a proposed city budget for next year, but it was the fate of the Rose Bowl stadium that took up the most air time. What was supposed to be a cursory introduction by the city manager on the overall $897 million balanced spending plan for 2022, morphed into a protracted deliberationon the beloved stadium’s financial condition, which some city officials fear could drain the city’s reserves over time. The stadium, which will m...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, City Council, Pasadena, Madison, Kennedy, Rose Bowl, Ucla, Southern California, Inglewood, Jackie Robinson, Convention Center, Gordo, Pasadena Convention Center, RBOC, Steven Madison

Grounded last year, rekindled July 4 fireworks show is in the works for Rose Bowl stadium

PASADENA >> A fireworks show is being planned at — and above — the Rose Bowl stadium this July 4, officials said Monday, May 24. The announcement came at the tail end of a marathon meeting of the City Council, where the financial future of the Rose Bowl stadium had been discussed. Councilman Steve Madison, a member of the Rose Bowl Operating Company board (which manages the stadium for the city), confirmed the show was in the works. Madison noted that more details would be coming soon, including...
Tags: News, Holidays, Sport, Soccer, Fireworks, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Madison, Rose Bowl, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Pasadena Calif, Fourth of July, Mount Wilson, Top Stories LADN

Senator Manchin, Justice Breyer, and the Madisonian Delusion

Both Senator Joseph Manchin of West Virginia and Justice Stephen Breyer can, I believe, be viewed in terms of the Madisonian hope--or delusion--of staving off factional partisanship by relying instead on the virtuous impulses of what we today might describe as "bi-partisan" and public-spirited leaders.  One should not disdain this desire.  Madison was clearly on to something when, in Federalist 10, he bewailed "factions" as collectivities committed not to the public good, but, instead, to their ...
Tags: Washington, West Virginia, Gop, United States, Madison, Hamilton, Branding, Democratic Party, Harvard Law School, Donald J Trump, Ginsburg, Manchin, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Kennedy School, Sandy Levinson

Overcast sunrise with bikes and geese.

 Time: 5:42 Did I bike there? No. And bikes are forbidden there. I ran — getting back to my sunrise run (after several days of babying myself after a wisdom tooth extraction). Even in Madison, rules are transgressed. Not by me, though. I'm a rule follower, one of the class of persons who are restrained by rules that are not actively enforced and that those who only follow enforced rules do not follow. I regard that as a fundamental unfairness. And yet, I can see that willingness of ...
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Biking, Madison, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Too Many Rules

"In some U.S. counties, nearly all people over 65 are vaccinated."

 The NYT reports.Two of the most populous 90-percent-plus counties are Jo Daviess County, Ill., across the Mississippi River from Dubuque, Iowa, and Dane County, Wis., which includes Madison, the state capital.Yay, Madison! In Dane County, Joe Parisi, the county executive, said this week that a number of efforts contributed to his county’s success.... Officials strove to maximize access to the vaccine. They set up a mass vaccination site in December at the Alliant Energy Center, an arena and ex...
Tags: Law, Madison, Mississippi River, Dane County, Dubuque Iowa, Parisi, Alliant Energy Center, Ann Althouse, Joe Parisi, Coronavirus, Jo Daviess County Ill, Dane County Wis, Yay Madison

San Fernando student’s award-winning art captures a masked moment of joy during a rotten year

Kathia Hernandez, 17, poses in Sylmar on Thursday, May 13, 2021 with her painting “Skating Summer Days,” a selfie with her friends, which is headed to the U.S. Capitol after she won a Congressional Art Competition. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Because the year 2020 wasn’t turning out to be the very best for 17-year-old Kathia Hernandez, she wanted to capture one of the happiest moments of the pandemic in an art piece that won first place in a local congressional a...
Tags: Health, Art, New York, News, Education, Congress, California, Mexico, Government, America, Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, House, Community, Bangladesh

Major Makeover: Nursing Home Renovated Into Homeless Shelter

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In four months, the city and Salvation Army of Dane County have transformed a vacated former nursing home in Madison to a shelter that will better serve 35 of the area’s neediest homeless families.
Tags: Madison, Salvation Army, Dane County, Madison Wis

National Guard member's arrest marks fourth service member charged in Capitol riot

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo A member of the Wisconsin National Guard was arrested Monday over his role in the Capitol attack. Abram Markofski is the fourth service member to face federal charges over the January 6 insurrection. A federal judge released Markofski Monday pending a virtual May 10 hearing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Authorities arrested a member of the Wisconsin Natio...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Washington, Defense, Trends, Military, Washington Dc, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Madison, Justice Department, Nelson, Trump, Capitol, National Guard

Restaurant... museum... we're coming out of the lockdown!

Just this week, we enjoyed the food and the highly wholesome conditions at Graze... And we browsed around at the Chazen Museum... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Restaurants, Museums, Madison, Ann Althouse, Chazen Museum

If you're a parent, here's how Biden's new plan will benefit you - from free pre-K to childcare

President Joe Biden greets Ret. US Marine Cpl. William Kiernan, his wife Leah, and their daughter Madison Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz President Biden's American Families Plan includes major investments in childcare. Parents would see more affordable childcare, and childcare workers would get a wage boost. The plan represents a 'historic investment' in chil...
Tags: Congress, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Madison, Leah, Latina, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Adam Schultz, Boteach, Juliana Kaplan, Cpl William Kiernan, American Families Plan, Bethesda Maryland Official White House, Melissa Boteach

"Have you read a less sincere 'apology' than that uttered by Madison WI public schools for its Whites Only and Blacks Only policy?"

Asks David Blaska. “This message did not convey our intention in a manner that supports our core values. Our wording in the communication we sent lacked clarity,” said Madison West high school principal Karen Boran. (More here.) No, your wording was very clear, madame principal. What’s more, it perfectly conveyed your core values — troubling though they be. You segregated by race school-sponsored discussions of “all the police brutality and violence that is going on in our country and or [sic] ...
Tags: Law, Police, America, Madison, Columbus OH, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Madison WI, David Blaska, Derek Chauvin, Madison West, WI Institute for Law Liberty

Pasadena City Council delays police commission nominee decision

The Pasadena City Council on Monday, April 19, postponed an effort to consider a pair of nominees to the city’s new Community Police Oversight Commission after concerns emerged over two of the hopefuls’ current service on the same board of a local advocacy organization. Florence Annang and Juliana Serrano sit on the board of the same community organization, POP! Pasadenans Organizing for Progress, which advocates for fair wages and housing in the city. While they were both nominated in other cap...
Tags: Politics, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Community, Pasadena, Local News, Madison, Public Safety, Committee, Wilson, Drew Pinsky, Hampton, Brooklyn Center

National Guard Awards First F-35 Contract at Madison Base

The Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing has awarded its first construction contract as it prepares to host a squadron of F-35 fighter jets at its Madison base.
Tags: Madison, Wisconsin Air National Guard, Madison Base

Magnolia, scilla, fritillaria.

Flowers in Madison, this past week. The magnolia was in the arb, the frittilaria and the scilla on the Meadhouse property. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Madison, Ann Althouse

"Madison residents sue over college financial aid program limited to certain students of color."

The Wisconsin State Journal reports: A law firm representing conservative interests, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, filed the action against the Higher Educational Aids Board in Jefferson County Circuit Court.... The board administers the Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant program, which provides students of color with up to $2,500 per year to offset the cost of college....  State law restricts program eligibility to African American, American Indian, Hispanic and some Southeast ...
Tags: Law, Affirmative Action, Madison, Wisconsin State Journal, Pacific Islander, Ann Althouse, Jurisdiction, Wisconsin Institute for Law Liberty, Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant, Madison s Police Civilian Oversight Board

The “great chief” and the “super chief”: A final showdown in Supreme Court March Madness

Forget Ali vs. Frazier, Celtics vs. Lakers, or Evert vs. Navratilova. It’s time for Marshall vs. Warren. After three rounds of the first-ever SCOTUS bracketology tournament, only two justices remain. Both held the title of chief justice. Both reshaped American law and society. Both are legal titans who defeated a string of worthy contenders to reach the championship. But only one can be chosen by SCOTUSblog readers as the greatest justice in the court’s history. To see how we got here, you ca...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Virginia, New York Times, Connecticut, Arizona, Warren, Ohio, Miranda, Harry Truman, Terry, Madison, Baker

Woman Charged With Homicide in Man's Heroin Overdose

Prosecutors have charged a Madison woman with homicide after she allegedly supplied heroin to a man at a hotel in January, failed to call for help after he overdosed and then tried to remove his body from the building on a luggage cart.
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COVID-19 Pandemic Cuts Into Car Dealer's Showroom Inventory

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — Prostrollo’s All-American Auto Mall in Madison has one car on the showroom floor. In the sales lot, vehicles are parallel parked along the perimeter.
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"I’m not surprised that without any of that background information or context that voters would not support these changes."

Said Eileen Harrington, "former chairperson of the now-dissolved Task Force on Government Structure," quoted in "Madison voters widely support City Council term limits; reject full-time body, longer term lengths" (Wisconsin State Journal). [Harrington's] work prompted the advisory questions.... In a report to the council in early 2020, the task force concluded the current system is “fundamentally unfair,” particularly for people of color and low-income residents, and one that favors people with ...
Tags: Law, City Council, Madison, White Supremacy, Harrington, Wisconsin State Journal, CRT, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Mayor Dave, Critical Race Theory, Eileen Harrington, Dave Cieslewicz

Speaking of brutalism... when the concrete falls off and crashes onto the walkway, you do not want to be there.

I'm reading "Concrete slab falls from third-floor patio of Van Hise Hall on UW-Madison campus" (Wisconsin State Journal).I've always hated this ugly and very prominent building on campus, and now the ugly thing is expressing hate back at us. Wikipedia says it's the second tallest building in Madison, the tallest being the state Capitol, but because it's on a hill, it's the highest building in the city. I see it's "slated to be demolished in 2025." Maybe take it down as soon as possible. It's...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Architecture, Madison, Thomas, Capitol, UW Madison, Wisconsin State Journal, Ann Althouse, Mark Beyer, Times of Thomas House, Van Hise Hall