Happy Friday, Y'all!
We've made it through another week! I'm proud of us.
Let's just jump right into it all today, shall we?
🚙 Read this if you park in city garages.
- The city is anticipating "intermittent credit card processing outages due to network maintenance" this Saturday at all city-owned parking garages.
- The outage is expected to last from 7 a.m. to mid-morning. Cash payments will be required until the work is completed.
- All garages will be impacted with the exception of the Wilson Street Garage and the Brayton Lot. According to the city, "there will be no impact to credit card payments at city-wide parking meters or multi-space pay stations in lots."
🚨 One DCI agent has been charged for his role in the arrest of Quadren Wilson.
- Some context: Quadren Wilson was shot five times in the back on Feb. 3 by law enforcement pursuing his arrest. The 38-year-old Black man survived the shooting and was immediately booked into the Dane County Jail. In May, Wilson accepted a plea agreement on drug charges and was sentenced to three years in prison.
- Now, an officer with the Wisconsin Department of Justice has been charged for his role in the arrest. Channel 3000 reports Mark Wagner, an officer with the Division of Criminal Investigation, is facing one count of second-degree recklessly endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.
- The State Journal reports Wagner was one of 21 law enforcement officers from five agencies who took part in Wilson's arrest.
- Related: 'They tried to kill him': Family says state officer shot Black man 5 times in the back in Madison (Wisconsin State Journal)
🛶 There's a new old canoe in town.
- Archeologists discovered another dugout canoe in Lake Mendota yesterday. The State Journal reports this discovery is estimated to be roughly 3,000 years old.
- If you'll recall: Back in June 2021 archeologists discovered a 1,200 year old dugout canoe in the lake. At the time, it was the oldest boat ever found in Wisconsin.
♿️ Dane County is working toward accessibility.
- The county board of supervisors approved a resolution that requires electric, height-adjustable universal changing stations in all county buildings, Cap Times reports.
- The move is the first of its kind in the state and passed with a passed 35-1 vote.
⚡️ MGE is preparing for more electric vehicles.
- Last week the Public Service Commission voted unanimously to approve three new charging programs Madison Gas and Electric has been testing over the past year that will allow the utility to remotely manage vehicle charging, the State Journal reports.
- The news outlet reports the programs are expected to lower the cost for consumers while helping MGE prepare for emerging technology. Studies predict electric vehicle usage will jump from 1.5 million in 2020 to as many as 35 million by the end of the decade.
💟 Your lunchtime read: The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness celebrates a decade of change.
- Via Cap Times: "Mary Wells grew up on the south side of Madison in a very tight-knit community. As a girl, she watched Black women in her family and others around her struggle with high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes and other illnesses. [...]
As she became an adult, she got involved more in her community. After she met Lisa Peyton-Caire, founder and CEO of the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness (FFBWW), she was eager to support her goals and vision for creating better lives for Black women.
Wells now serves as the community outreach manager for FFBWW, a nonprofit established in 2012 to improve health and wellness for Black women. She said the change in Black women’s health and wellness since the foundation’s inception is, ‘like the flip side of the coin.’
‘I can honestly say that before the foundation came to Madison and started spreading the seeds out into the community, there was pretty much no support for Black women,’ Wells said."
📅 Events: The weekend
- The Bodega at Breese Stevens Field
- Exhibition Reception & Film Screening - David Lynch: The Art Life at Tandem Press
- Big Hero 6 (2014) screening at Goodman South Madison Library
- Hanah Jon Taylor Artet - Tribute to John Coltrane at Cafe CODA
- Infinite Joy at Overture Center
- Scott DuBose at Red Rock Saloon
- BlueStem Jazz featuring Will Holshouser & Eric Vloeimans at Audio for the Arts
- Afterlight at Common Wealth Gallery
- Bird & Nature Outing at Aldo Leopold Nature Center
- Emerson String Quartet at Memorial Union
- Glitz: Women of Rock at Majestic Madison
- A Couple of Coppolas at UW Cinematheque
- C'mon C'mon (2021) screening at Union South
- The Worst Person in the World (2021) screening at Union South
- Eviction Defense Clinic at UW South Partnership Office
- Aaron Stroessner Quartet at North Street Cabaret
- Día de Fútbol at Breese Stevens Field
- Hallie Savage Martinez's Celebration of Life at Majestic Theatre
- Learn to Play Cornhole with Mad City Cornhole League at Elver Park
- Paramount's Laser Spectacular, featuring the Music of Pink Floyd at The Barrymore Theatre
- Run Wild at Henry Vilas Zoo
- Taste of the Market Brunch at Monroe Street Farmers' Market
- Tigers Jaw with Honey Creek at Union South
🐶 Friday Floof
Meet Willie Nelson, no, not that one, the fluffier one. I mean, seriously, how freaking cute is this baby?! Willie just turned 1 year old in June and much like the human, he loves to meet humans and dogs alike and is overall a very chill dude.
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