Bringing home the gold

Morning update: Tuesday, Aug. 23

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Bringing home the gold
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Happy Tuesday, Madison!

It's finally time for our mullet saga to come to a close. But thankfully, this story comes with a happy ending.

Menomonie's own Emmitt Bailey, aka Mullet Boy, was crowned the winner of the kidsโ€™ division of the USA Mullet Championships.

Bailey beat out 688 other young contestants, winning the competition with 9,896 votes.

Along with the championship title, Bailey will also receive a $2,500 cash prize, which he plans to spend on a go-kart. Good for you, Mullet Boy, good for you.

โ€” Hayley

๐Ÿ’‰ It just got easier to schedule a monkeypox vaccine appointment.

๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Where does the Dane County jail project stand?

"They didn't think the 725-bed jail was sustainable, but it begs the question: What are you trying to sustain? Is it the racial disparities? Why are you trying to keep the status quo?" โ€” Dane County Sup. April Kigeya, District 15

๐Ÿฅต Heat indexes could reach 125 degrees on the isthmus by 2050.

๐Ÿš™ Down: Traffic deaths. Up: Car thefts.

  • The first six months of 2022 saw fewer traffic fatalities and serious injuries compared to the same timeframe in 2021.
  • Traffic numbers: Crashes decreased by 5% and fatalities and serious injuries fell by 40% citywide. On East Washington Avenue specifically, however, crashes rose by 6% while fatalities and serious injuries decreased by 33%, the State Journal reports.
  • Violent crime in the city is also down but the number of stolen cars around town continues to climb. In 2020, police reported 195 stolen vehicles, that number rose to 210 in 2021 and to 273 this year. The increase is largely due to criminals finding vulnerabilities in Kias and Hyundais that make them easier to steal.
  • Related: Pedestrian deaths increased by 8 percent in Wisconsin in 2021 (WPR)
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๐Ÿ˜ฟ DCHS is facing a critical staff shortage.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Your lunchtime read: Kenosha 2 years later: How a Wisconsin city became a political flashpoint.

  • Via Cap Times: "At the intersection of 22nd Avenue and 63rd Street in Kenosha, thereโ€™s an empty lot undergoing construction.

    Go back in time two years, and that lot is the location of La Estrella Supermarket, a Latino grocery store, and Uptown Restaurant, which served breakfast food. On a hot summer night in August 2020, those businesses burned to the ground."

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