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Madison365 Week in Review for June 12

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This weekend, Forward Madison and Richmond Kickers renew the Henny Derby — a fan rivalry that celebrates Black culture among soccer supporters.

 

 

 

After a year off, the Dane Dances concert series will return to Monona Terrace in Madison in August.

 

 

 

The leader of the State Assembly Republicans is refusing to schedule votes on Dem-sponsored resolutions recognizing Pride Month and other occasions, apparently in retaliation for being called out for not voting to recognize Black History Month.

 

 

A coalition of faith leaders spoke out this week against a series of bills that would make it harder to vote.

 

 

 

The Latino Academy of Workforce Development has launched a bilingual training program focused on renewable energy jobs.

 

 

 

The Mann Scholars program celebrated a new set of scholars, while remembering the life of cofounder Lori Mann Carey.

 

 

 

Tyrone Creech Jr is taking on the new role of youth leadership organizer at GSAFE.

 

 

 

The Madison Fire Department announced its first-ever all-electric fire truck.

 

 

 

Teen entrepreneur Alleanah Hancock-Jammeh won the CEOs of Tomorrow pitch contest with her business, “Inspirations to Health.”

 

 

Marquette University will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning in the fall.

 

 

Longtime youth football coach has been named head coach at Madison West.

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