Madison365 Week in Review for December 8


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    It was a busy week at the State Capitol. Despite protests, the Republican-controlled legislature passed measures to limit the power of incoming Governor-elect Tony Evers and Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul, leading to speculation about legal action.



    Forward Madison FC announced an affiliation partnership with Minnesota United of MLS, allowing for player loans and possibly an exhibition match.



    The club also announced a major signing, Panama national team midfielder Josiel Núñez.




    A fundraiser next weekend will cap a big year for Mentoring Positives and its founder, Will Green.




    The proposed Ho-Chunk casino in Beloit could take a big step forward Tuesday.




    Activist Mariame Kaba visited Madison to speak on restorative justice and prison reform as part of the UW Distinguished Lecture Series.



    The SS Morris Church annual fundraising bazaar continues to get bigger every year.




    Edgewood College honored Thelma Duggin and Odell Nickelberry as distinguished alumni.




    Local chocolatier Cocovaa is set for the grand opening of a new storefront on December 18.

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