Morning Update: Wednesday, Nov. 17

Morning Update: Wednesday, Nov. 17

Today's Weather: ☁️ Mostly cloudy. High: 51° Low: 27°

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Happy Wednesday, Madison.

A quick housekeeping note: You may be receiving this newsletter at a different time than you did yesterday, or the day before (or the day before...). I mentioned last week that we've encountered some technical difficulties with the platform we use to send out this newsletter and unfortunately, we're still dealing with some issues (the joys of being a beta tester!).

Thanks for sticking with us and being patient as we work to fix these technical kinks. As always, if you have questions or comments about the newsletter, please get in touch by sending a note to

Now let's dig into the news.

— Hayley

👮‍♀️ Less is more when it comes to cops at protests.

🏨 City Council approved the use of a Far East Side hotel for those experiencing homelessness.

🗳️ Rebecca Kleefisch has filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

💉 In less than a week, Public Health Madison and Dane County has vaccinated more than 3,000 people at the Alliant Energy Center.

🖋️ Legislation to watch in the statehouse.

🕹️ A new arcade bar is coming to East Wash.

🦃 Goodman Community Center needs your Thanksgiving donations.

  • The center is working to provide Thanksgiving baskets for 4,000 Dane County families in need. They're well on their way to collecting the items needed for the baskets but still have plenty of gaps to fill (they still need more than 6,000 cans of vegetables and 4,000 cans of fruit!).
  • Donations can be dropped off in the Goodman Community Center’s gym today through Friday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and this Saturday through Monday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn more about ways to help here.

🏫 Your lunchtime read: A flag raising spotlights UW-Madison’s dismal record on Native relations.

🦠 Covid-19 Resources

Wisconsin Vaccination Rate: 55.1%

Dane County Vaccination Rate: 71.7%

Here's where to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.

Need a COVID-19 test? PHMDC has you covered.

Are you eligible for a third dose of Pfizer or Moderna? Find out here.

Do you still need your flu shot? Start here.

📅 Events: Wednesday, Nov. 17

For more fun, check out our full week's event lineup here.

(Header image via flickr user ken fager)