Madison365 Week in Review for April 18

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    Here are our most popular stories of the week. Keeping you informed is more important than ever. We are a nonprofit, free access publication and we need your support. Please consider making a donation in support of local, nonprofit community journalism at Madison365.org/donate.

     

    In Wisconsin, more than 4,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus and more than 200 have died.

     

     

    In our daily Real Talk with Henry Sanders episodes, we heard from Oneida Nation chairman Tehassi Hill, DAIS executive director Shannon Barry, family doctor and Latino Health Council co-chair Dr. Patricia Tellez-Giron, SBA Regional Administrator Rob Scott and Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes.

     

    A planned protest against the “Safer at Home” order could bring thousands of people to downtown Madison on Friday.

     

     

     

    A free online summit this week will feature 30 speakers on a variety of COVID-related topics, from mental health to small business.

     

     

    The Hmong Institute delivered egg rolls to health care workers this week.

     

     

     

    People across the country are celebrating Badger tradition by jumping around every Saturday at 3 pm.

     

     

     

    The state legislature passed and Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill to take advantage of federal relief funds.

     

     

     

    In just 10 days, the MOVE4BGC campaign has raised half of its $600,000 goal.

     

     

     

    The UW Odyssey Project is pushing through unprecedented challenges to graduate its 2020 class.

     

     

    Governor Tony Evers has sought federal approval to build an alternative care facility at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

     

     

    And in non-COVID news …

    Forward Community Investments interim CEO Michele Mackey has built a career on managing transitions.

     

     

     

    The Madison school board will reopen its search for a new superintendent in May.

     

     

     

    Dreamers of UW-Madison will expand to support and advocate for undocumented students statewide.

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