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Week in Review for April 24


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After a Minnesota jury convicted Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd, local leaders reacted with relief and skepticism.




About 60 activists gathered later that evening to demand more fundamental change to the policing system.




In the Twin Cities, protesters expressed similar sentiments, noting George Floyd is one of many victims of police violence.




Longtime Madison teacher Jorge Covarrubias — also an alum of Madison schools — is centering students in his new role as chief of leadership development.




Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced a new “Climate Forward” initiative for the City.




Dane County announced $1 million for local artists and performers to help recover from the pandemic.




An effort to rename James Madison Memorial High School after longtime educator Darlene Hancock is picking up steam.




Madison’s Guillermo Tellez is helping NASA grow plants in space — an important step toward manned missions to Mars and beyond.




A new playwright development program at American Players Theater seeks submissions from Black and brown writers.




La Fete de Marquette has been cancelled for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic.




Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley is focused on equity in getting COVID vaccines distributed.




Women in Focus presented scholarships to 18 college-bound students last weekend.

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