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Gooooood morning, Madison.

Today is the last day to nominate your local favorites (AKA us) for Madison Magazine's annual Best of Madison poll.

It would mean a lot if you put our name in the "Local News Site" category. And while you're there, consider doing the same for our friends at City Cast Madison in the "Local Podcast" space.

— Hayley

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📘 Defining Madison.

🍜 Reviving Umami Ramen & Dumpling Bar.

🍎 MMSD’s substitute problem.

Is this cutie your next best friend?

🐰 Happy Take Me Home Tuesday! Meet Captain Culter.

  • From Dane County Humane Society: This young adult bun can be shy at first, but he enjoys receiving pets on his head and nose. He also loves to snack on veggies.

    Captain is looking for a patient family who will help him build his courage and spoil him with his favorite veggies. He's excited to find a new home where he can explore and hop about.

    Learn more about him here.

🍻 Imagine a 4 a.m. bar time.

  • Gov. Tony Evers has re-introduced a measure to allow bars in 14 counties (including ours!) to stay open until 4 a.m. during next year's Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.
  • Normally, Wisconsin bars and restaurants must close by 2 a.m. on weekdays and 2:30 a.m. on weekends. Evers previously introduced a similar measure when the 2020 Democratic National Convention was scheduled to come to Milwaukee, but Covid-19 forced the convention to go virtual and lawmakers never acted on the proposal.


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⚽️ Your lunchtime read: Professional and college sports organizations say they’re committed to DEI. We asked what that means.

  • Via Bluebrint365: "On the field and court, mainstream sports like basketball, football and soccer have looked like some of the most diverse institutions in the world. Take a look at the stands, though, and the front offices of those teams, and the look has historically been quite different."
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DNA Sequences

This Librarian Can Help Trace Your Ancestry

This Black History Month, we wondered: how do we find our OWN history?

Depending on your family history, it can be hard to track down records. Black and indigenous families were often overlooked in official histories, not counted in early censuses and lack historical property records to draw upon. And DNA tests can throw you real curve balls. You never know what surprises might be in your family tree. So how do you even begin?

Luckily, if you live in Madison, you have one of the country’s most extensive historical research centers in your backyard. Meet Lori Bessler, reference librarian at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

🕵🏿 Check out their upcoming free webinars and tips.

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