Madison365 Week in Review for January 20

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    Here are our most popular stories of the week, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative.

     

    Community Shares of Wisconsin will host a day of online giving, titled the 2018 Big Share, to support local nonprofits across Wisconsin on March 6

     

     

    Madison community members took to the state’s capitol yesterday to rally and urge Congress to take action and pass the DREAM Act.

     

     

    The Dane County Board of Supervisors is set to allow children on the Board floor during meetings, making meetings welcoming to parents breastfeeding or caring for their children.

     

     

    A bipartisan effort to expand the Family Drug Treatment Court to serve all counties, spearheaded by State Rep. Evan Goyke (D) and Jessie Rodriguez (R), now awaits the signature of Gov. Scott Walker.

     

    The Tribal Action Plan, organized by Ho-Chunk Nation Representatives, aims to address ongoing growing epidemic.

     

     

    Mayor Paul Soglin announced Harper Donahue as the City of Madison Human Resources Director earlier this week.

     

     

    Wisconsin Senator-elect Patty Schachtner flipped a longtime red seat blue in special election to replace Sheila Harsdorf.

     

     

    “Madison in 20 Years”, a discussion facilitated by Alder Maurice Cheeks, addressed the keys to making Madison a city of true progress and equity.  

     

     

    2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award Winners Gaddi Ben Dan and Ali Muldrow called the community into action on Monday night at 33rd annual City-County Martin Luther King Jr Observance.

     

    Community member and East High School alumnus Andrew McKinney joins the race to the Monona Grove School Board.

     

     

    Madison Memorial High School alumnus Tre Burnette recently signed with German team Kirchheim Knights, continuing his dream of playing professional basketball.

     

     

    The State of Wisconsin held its 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Tribute and Ceremony last Monday with the title and focus asking “Do you Remember?”

     

     

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    Written by Madison365 staff

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