Week in Review for August 8


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    Coronavirus infection is spreading statewide, with a few dozen more fatalities this week.




    We updated our map of coronavirus spread in Dane County.




    The Urban League of Greater Madison unveiled a new initiative to encourage home ownership on Madison’s south side.



    The Hmong Institute arranged for Hmong people to revive the tradition of pig butchering, provide food for those in need and support local farmers.



    UW’s Sheridan Blanford has founded a national organization for diversity and inclusion directors in college athletic departments.



    A church in Platteville received racist hate mail after posting a Black Lives Matter sign.



    Registration is open for the YWCA’s Racial Justice Summit, which is going virtual this year.



    Former Alder Brian Benford hopes to bring his experience as a grassroots organizer to the State Senate.



    Almost 80 prominent people of color endorsed Nada Elmikashfi in the same primary race.



    The Marathon County Clerk is under investigation for social media comments pledging to work “behind the scenes” to support a recall of Wausau School Board members.


    The pandemic altered celebrations on the holy day of Eid al-Adha for Madison’s Muslims this year.

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