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⚖️ Tony Evers and Tim Michels will have one debate before the election.

  • The debate is scheduled for Oct. 14 and is organized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.
  • By meeting just once, it’s the fewest number of general election debates between Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates since 1998, WisPolitics reports.
  • The election is Nov. 8. Are you registered?

🍖 Goodbye, Doc's Smokehouse.

  • The West Towne Mall restaurant shut its doors late last month, the State Journal reports.
  • Why? A victim of understaffing and Covid-19-related struggles (e.g. supply chain issues, etc.). "Every week we face shortages or out-of-stock items that we sell every day," Doc's founder Brent Brashier told the news outlet. "It's an ongoing battle that is kind of the new normal in the restaurant business."

📚 The Vernoa School Board approved an AAPI education resolution.

  • The Verona Area Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution Monday that affirms the district’s commitment to teaching Asian American and Pacific Islander history and culture. The move makes Verona the first district in the state to formally commit to AAPI education, WPR reports.
  • While the move is mostly symbolic, it has a big meaning for many in the district who have felt silenced in the past. Rough 4% of Verona Area School District students identify as Asian.
"We’ve always been pushed aside. We’ve been silenced. Asian Americans are still here. You can’t silence us." — Angela Miller, Verona High School junior and co-president of the Asian Student Alliance

🌾 The plan for Raemisch Farm.

  • Last week, City Council reversed course and approved the rezoning of Raemisch Farm (4150 Packers Ave.) for a housing project after having rejected the proposal twice before.
  • The land will be rezoned from agriculture to residential so a St. Louis developer can construct 76 single-family homes and an assortment of other mixed-use buildings that would bring an additional 600 to 1,300 housing units, Cap Times reports.
  • Some context: The rezoning was rejected in the past in part because of concerns over the project's proximity to the Dane County Airport and Truax Field, which will become home to F-35 fighter jets in 2023. Since facing rejection, the development plan has undergone considerable change, WORT reports. The home plots are smaller, more park land will be preserved, and the developers have committed to doing sound mitigation to reduce potential noise from the incoming jets.
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🧢 Your lunchtime read: Meet the Madison Mallards’ first female general manager.

  • Via Cap Times: "For Samantha Rubin, working in the sports industry can sometimes feel like being in a 'boys' world.'

    Through her new role with the Madison Mallards, the 25-year-old is out to prove that young women can be leaders too, even in a field dominated by men.

    She's setting her sights high as the fourth general manager of Madison’s summer collegiate baseball team — and the first woman to do so in the organization’s 21-year history."
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