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Police and fire departments warn supplies for first responders running dangerously low

When a resident at an elder care facility near Madison, Wisconsin, refused to isolate Monday night after a coronavirus diagnosis, local law enforcement responded to the call for help. On the scene, a Dane County sheriff's deputy helped subdue the person and transport them to a local hospital. She was spat on in the process.
Tags: Cnn, Dane County, Madison Wisconsin


COVID-19 is no excuse to bail out urban transit

Among the many special interest groups lining up for a share of the trillion-dollar bailout bills is the transit industry. Transit agencies are demanding that Congress give them at least a $25 billion bailout. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) alone wants a $4 billion bailout. Transit, however, neither needs nor deserves a bailout. It doesn’t need it because it already gets two-thirds of its operating costs from taxpayers, so it could cut service by a third and keep operatin...
Tags: New York, Maryland, Congress, Opinion, Boston, Virginia, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Mta, New Orleans, Houston, Seattle, Dianne Feinstein, Denver, Cato Institute


Spaced out.

A silent city... Lone figure on a sports field... A bird keeps its distance from that solitary human being... (Photos taken this morning around University Bay, in Madison, Wisconsin.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Birds, Landscapes, Madison Wisconsin, Ann Althouse, University Bay


Gourmino Le Gruyère wins contest

Cheese preferences are almost as contentious as wine or craft beer preferences these days. Like most food-related arguments you might be inclined to say, “to each his own,” but it turns out that regardless of personal preference, there actually is a cheese that officially reigns supreme. Gourmino Le Gruyère, a gruyère cheese from Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus in Switzerland, was named the victor of the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest, held last week in Madison, Wisconsi...
Tags: Travel, Cheese, Switzerland, Wisconsin, All, Madison Wisconsin, Michael Spycher, Gourmino Le Gruyère, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, Gallus Grand Cru


Clean Lakes Alliance provides Madison with year-round lake fun

On a chilly February day in Madison, Wisconsin, more than 8,000 people venture onto frozen Lake Mendota. Kids toast marshmallows and warm their hands over fires; people try curling, they skate, they slide, they fall on their butts — they have a great time. Kites brighten up the frozen landscape. Skydivers jump from planes and land on the lake’s glossy surface. This is the annual Frozen Assets Festival, a citywide party and a fundraiser for Clean Lakes Alliance. “The neat thing about Madison is ...
Tags: Design, Interviews, Environment, America, Conservation, Wisconsin, Madison, Water Quality, Lake, Water Issues, University Of Wisconsin, Dane County, Madison Wisconsin, Tye, Lincoln Nebraska, Mendota


Die Zukunft des Aktivismus ist menschenbezogen

In der neuen Doku-Serie Fundamental dreht sich alles um Menschen, die ihr Leben dem Aktivismus verschrieben haben. In den verschiedenen Episoden werden fünf Bewegungen aus den unterschiedlichsten Teilen der Welt gezeigt. An ihren Spitzen sind Frauen, die durch ihren beeindruckenden Aktivismus ihre eigenen Communitys verändert und vor allem verbessert haben. In einer Episode lernen wir M. Adams kennen. Adams ist Amerikaner*in und setzt sich schon seit Jahren für die Rechte derer ein, die...
Tags: Fashion, Music, US, Adams, Madison Wisconsin, Leben, Helfer, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Freedom Inc, Amerikaner, Lehren, Keine Bullen, Für Adams, Schulen, Neuland Adams, Mitbegründer in von Freedom Inc


Continuing to grow and invest across America in 2020

Today I’m pleased to announce that Google will invest more than $10 billion in offices and data centers across the United States in 2020. Google has a presence in 26 states across the country and our new investments will be focused in 11 of them: Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and California. Everywhere we invest, we strive to create meaningful opportunities for local communities. A powerful example is our data center in Pryo...
Tags: Google, Mississippi, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, New York City, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, United States, Tennessee, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio


Merging storms to spare Chicago its biggest snowfall of the season

Winter storm watches were in effect Tuesday from Peoria, Illinois, to Detroit and Toledo, Ohio, as two storms prepare to merge and unleash one of the biggest snowfalls of the season to the region.The dynamic storm has shifted its track farther to the southeast, causing the area's heaviest snow to pivot. Detroit is among the areas in the new bull's-eye.Back on Nov. 11 and 12, a storm brought 9.2 inches of snow to Detroit Metro Airport. The storm coming Tuesday night might not quite add up...
Tags: New York, Science, Milwaukee, Indiana, Indianapolis, Chicago, Canada, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Great Lakes, St Louis, Detroit, Quebec, Accuweather


Winter storm packing hefty snowfall amounts sweeps across Midwest

Winter weather advisories remained in effect Wednesday morning from St. Louis, to Detroit and Toledo, Ohio, as two storms were in the process of merging and delivering one of the biggest snowfalls of the season to the region.The dynamic storm has shifted its track farther to the southeast, causing the area's heaviest snow to pivot. Detroit is among the areas in the new bull's-eye.Back on Nov. 11 and 12, a storm brought 9.2 inches of snow to Detroit Metro Airport. The storm system through...
Tags: New York, Science, Milwaukee, Indiana, Indianapolis, Chicago, Canada, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Great Lakes, St Louis, Detroit, Quebec, Accuweather


Best singles cities in the US

Singles tend to view Valentine’s Day like losing football teams view the Super Bowl — a tradition they’d rather forget, perhaps even despise, yet would totally embrace if circumstances were slightly different. Well, being single on Valentine’s Day — or any day, for that matter — doesn’t have to be a bitter experience. There are hundreds of cities all across the US ideally suited to the single lifestyle. Whether your goal is to find your spouse, a steady relationship, or a string of emotionall...
Tags: Travel, New York, La, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Valentine's Day, Portland, San Diego, Wisconsin, Portland Oregon, Seattle, Denver, Madison, New England


President and CEO, Overture Center for the Arts

The President and CEO will provide aspirational leadership, champion a positive culture, and inspire Overture Center’s exemplary programs, services, and operations. Organization Overture Center for the Arts (Overture Center), dedicated on September 18, 2004 in the heart of beautiful downtown Madison, Wisconsin, exists to support and elevate the community’s creative culture, economy, and quality of life through the arts. Entering its 16th year, Overture Center’s commitment to be the r...
Tags: Art, Jobs, America, United States, Broadway, Wisconsin, Usa Today, Madison, Hamilton, Nerdwallet, University of Wisconsin Madison, Boston MA, Governance Committee, Dane County, Yost, Capitol Theater


Stunned venture capital investors say the government's move to kill shaving upstart Harry's $1.4 billion acquisition is a 'wakeup call' that could leave some types of startups unviable (EPC)

The Federal Trade Commission's move this week to bar the maker of Schick razors from buying startup shaver maker Harry's took some in the venture community by surprise. Government regulators have been generally lax about antitrust enforcement in recent years and some didn't consider such a move a significant risk. Venture investors are aware of that risk now and some worry that startup valuations and even the long-term future of some companies could be affected. But another venture capitalist ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, California, Softbank, US, Trends, Unilever, Silicon Valley, Harry, WeWork, Tim Draper, Federal Trade Commission, Dollar Shave Club, Ftc, Gillette, Austin Texas


Stunned venture capital investors say the government's move to kill the $1.4 billion acquisition of shaving upstart Harry's is a 'wakeup call' that could leave some types of startups unviable (EPC)

The Federal Trade Commission's move this week to bar the maker of Schick razors from buying startup shaver maker Harry's took some in the venture community by surprise. Government regulators have been generally lax about antitrust enforcement in recent years and some didn't consider such a move a significant risk. Venture investors are aware of that risk now and some worry that startup valuations and even the long-term future of some companies could be affected. But another venture capitalist ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, California, Softbank, US, Trends, Unilever, Silicon Valley, Harry, WeWork, Tim Draper, Federal Trade Commission, Dollar Shave Club, Ftc, Gillette, Austin Texas


The Washington Post presents Madison, Wisconsin as "the quintessential college town — packed with trendy restaurants, bars and shops — and is likely to satisfy all tastes."

That means that Madison (to quote the OED definition of "quintessential") is "the purest, most typical, or most refined" example of a college town. I'm not believing that. I think the purest example of a college town wouldn't be tainted by being the state capital. And it wouldn't be a huge university either, but a college. And it would be an actual town, not a city. The most college town college town I've ever seen is Williamstown, Massachusetts. If you want to talk about quintessence.Anyway, he...
Tags: Cold, Education, Law, Washington Post, Beer, Language, Wisconsin, Madison, Capitol, State Street, WaPo, Madison Wisconsin, Williamstown Massachusetts, Ann Althouse, Men In Shorts, Capitol Square


Sluggish storm to keep dumping snow over Midwest

A slow-moving storm already responsible for dumping more than half a foot of snow on parts of Missouri and Iowa will continue to produce fresh powder over a portion of the Midwest as it sluggishly drifts eastward into the weekend.As snow returns to Chicago and Milwaukee and reaches Detroit, air and ground travel disruptions are likely to mount into Saturday. This satellite loop from Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, shows the organized storm swirling over the middle of the nation. (NOAA / GOES-East) ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Indiana, Indianapolis, Chicago, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Noaa, Michigan, Illinois, St Louis, Detroit, Pacific


Following brief lull, forecasters say another winter storm looms for central, eastern US

A new round of travel problems associated with the next winter storm will spread from the central United States to the Northeast following a lull from snow and ice for a time this week.The storm is destined to bring wintry precipitation and travel problems over a broad swath, even though Arctic air in place to start this week will grow stale and trend milder over time.First, a weak storm producing spotty rain and mountain snow in California on Monday will swing eastward at midweek. This image...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, California, US, Chicago, Canada, Atlantic, United States, Noaa, Kansas, Michigan, Accuweather, New England, Midwest, Ohio Valley, Omaha Nebraska


"Madison, Wisconsin takes the top spot in our study on the best cities for work-life balance."

"It ranks in the top 10% of the study for six out of the 10 metrics we considered. It does the best across all 100 cities overall for both its low unemployment rate, at 1.9%, and its low percentage of workers with a commute longer than 60 minutes, at 2.3%. Workers there have an average commute time of less than 20 minutes and work less than 37 hours per week on average. With all the time they’re saving, they’ll be able to enjoy other meaningful activities such as checking out art galleries or sp...
Tags: Law, Madison, Madison Wisconsin, Ann Althouse


President Trump Uses Rally During Democratic Debate to Defend Airstrike on Iran General

(MILWAUKEE) — As President Donald Trump rallied supporters Tuesday night by defending his decision to kill a top Iranian general, the Democrats vying to replace him used their final debate before primary voting begins to argue that doing so made the country less safe. With Trump firing up thousands in the battleground state of Wisconsin and the Democratic candidates squaring off in Iowa ahead of its Feb. 3 caucuses, the political events were expected to offer very different visions for the ...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Iraq, Milwaukee, Uncategorized, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Iran, Democrats, United States, House, Iowa


Madison Man Sentenced to 2 Years for Gun Crime

Project Safe Neighborhoods MADISON, WIS. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Travis Hicks, 24, Madison, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to two years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hicks pleaded guilty to this charge on October 9, 2019. In 2013, Hicks was convicted of the felony crime of assault with a dangerous weapon. On October 4, 2018, ...
Tags: Guns, Michigan, Madison, Scott, Peterson, U S Justice Department, ATF, Madison Wisconsin, Maadi, Hicks, Jackson Michigan, Shooting Industry News, Western District of Wisconsin, Travis Hicks, James D Peterson, Madison Hicks


Why I'm laughing out loud 3 seconds after clicking on "This White Wisconsin County Has No Time for Trump."

Here's the Bloomberg article (at Yahoo Finance).Why I'm laughing and why it took only 3 seconds. I click through with the #1 question, which county? I spotted the name of the county right away:White voters were the key to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory. Their continued support for him is the main reason he is unlikely to be removed from office by impeachment. They are the foundation of his political support heading into 2020. Unless, of course, they live in Dane County, Wisconsin....Ha...
Tags: Dane, Law, Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Madison, Trump, Dane County, U S Census, Madison Wisconsin, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, White Wisconsin County, Dane County Wisconsin, Bloomberg Dane County


A lit-up window in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

Didn't see a loaf of bread and two eggs at first, Walgreens on the square! from r/madisonwi [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Walgreens, Madison Wisconsin, Ann Althouse, Things Are Not What They Seem


"In the future, she believes time in blue space will be a mainstream, formalised response..."

"By working to characterise and quantify benefits, BlueHealth’s cross-disciplinary team hopes to establish how 'blue infrastructure' – the coast, rivers, inland lakes – can help tackle major public health challenges such as obesity, physical inactivity and mental health disorders. A 2016 paper... put the monetary value of the health benefit of engaging with the marine environment at £176m. Harnessing the power of blue space could also potentially help to alleviate inequality.... 'To go to the se...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Water, Economics, Meditation, Dick, University Of Wisconsin, Melville, Madison Wisconsin, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, BlueHealth


"What I can't figure out and what really interests me is why today feels different."

Wrote Annie C in the comments to my post, earlier this morning, "Today, I will reveal something that I have kept secret for 3 years — who got my vote for President, here in swing-state Wisconsin, in 2016." I'd said, "I've had my reasons for keeping my vote secret, but this morning, I woke up with the thought that I now have a very good reason to reveal it, because I have something specific to say, and I want to recommend something, and knowing how I voted will reinforce my recommendation."What's...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Democracy, America, Hillary Clinton, House, Wisconsin, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, United States of America, Pelosi, Donald Trump Hillary, Madison Wisconsin


This week's agency moves, hires, and partnerships: October 28, 2019

Spark44 hired Josh Rubin and Fred Sanicola as executive creative directors in North America. The pair will lead creative for Jaguar Land Rover, among other projects. The have held creative positions at BBH, Saatchi, Huge, Grey and KBS, working with brands including Google, Netflix, Samsung, Chipotle, Facebook, Puma, Audi, NFL, BMW, Ketel One and the Whitney Museum, and they oversaw the global launch of the American Express Lin-Manuel Miranda campaign. BBH China promoted Kelly Pon to chief cre...
Tags: Google, Singapore, Advertising, Nike, Unilever, Chicago, Netflix, American Express, Tokyo, Ibm, Jaguar Land Rover, Lg, Johnson, Honda, North America, Audi


"In the video, three students are seen walking across the parking lot... saying the [n-word] louder with each repetition."

On Monday, the same day that students held a march and rally over the incident, campus police arrested two of the students in the video, identifying them as Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj... [I]n an incident report filed by police, Karal and Mucaj, both described as white, 21-year-old male students, had been playing 'a game in which they yelled vulgar words' as they walked with a third student. After arriving at the parking lot of the student apartment complex, they 'switched to saying a racial epi...
Tags: Law, Free Speech, University of Connecticut, Madison Wisconsin, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, White UConn, Marlon Anderson, Ryan Mucaj, Thomas C Katsouleas, Mucaj, Katsouleas, Karal


Apartment hunting startup ABODO bags funding

ABODO, a Madison, Wisconsin-based apartment hunting startup, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding. The investors were Novel Growth Partners and Flyover Capital. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Madison Wisconsin, VC Deals, Abodo


School security guard asked student to stop calling him the n-word. So the school fired him.

A black security guard at Madison West High School in Madison, Wisconsin, asked a student—also black—to stop calling him the n-word. The school fired the security guard, citing its zero-tolerance policy on racial slurs. Marlon Anderson's Facebook post in which he describes his termination from the Madison School District after working there for 11 years generated hundreds of comments supporting the former school worker. Many derided the district's zero-tolerance policy toward use of the slur by ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Racism, Mistakes, Madison Wisconsin, Madison School District, Madison West High School, Madison School Board, Marlon Anderson, Karen Boran, Gloria Reyes


Even tech companies have had enough of California: Susan Shelley

Is Facebook unfriending California? “We’re growing primarily outside of the Bay Area,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said recently during an internal company Q&A session that was broadcast online. He cited the bad traffic and the high housing prices. “The infrastructure here is really, really tapped,” Zuckerberg said. Facebook has locations in Burlingame, Fremont, Mountain View, Sausalito, Sunnyvale and two new towers in San Francisco. Zuckerberg said Facebook would continue to invest in the Bay ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Texas, London, California, Opinion, Washington, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sport, Indiana, Indianapolis, Chicago


US Supreme Court Snubs University of Wisconsin Appeal in Patent Fight With Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a bid by the University of Wisconsin's patent licensing arm to reinstate its legal victory against Apple in a fight over computer processor technology that the school claimed the company used without permission in certain iPhones and iPads. From a report: The justices, on the first day of their new term, declined to review a lower court's 2018 decision to throw out the $506 million in damages that Apple was ordered to pay after a jury in 2015 deci...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Warf, University Of Wisconsin, U S Supreme Court, Madison Wisconsin, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Warf, Gurindar Sohi


Report- Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Talk Involving Phil Kessel

from Josh Yohe of The Athletic, The Penguins and Minnesota Wild have a trade proposal on the table with Phil Kessel as the centerpiece, numerous sources confirmed to The Athletic.... However, Kessel ultimately will have some say in this decision, as he is the owner of a partial no-trade clause that allows him to name only eight teams he can be traded to.... However, numerous sources confirmed that Kessel is unsure if he wants to play in Minnesota. He did research on Minnesota and ...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Penguins, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins, Phil Kessel, Zucker, Jason Zucker, Madison Wisconsin, Kessel, Josh Yohe, Ryan Suter Both