It's almost the weekend. Nice.

Morning update: Friday, Sept. 23

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It's almost the weekend. Nice.

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?

— Hayley

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🚙 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.

🛶 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.
Tesla Model 3 Headlights in Dever
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⚡️ 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."
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🐶 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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