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Good morning, Madison!
So, how about that snow, huh?
Just after I put my winter jacket away, Madison received a record-breaking snowfall over the weekend.
According to NBC15, the Dane County Regional Airport received 12.1 inches of snow in a 9-hour period, breaking the previous record for March daily snowfall, which was set in 1971.
♻️ How to recycle in Madison.
- If you have ever found yourself in the clutches of indecision asking yourself if you can recycle something, the city has help for you.
- The newly-released Madison Recyclopedia explains recycling collection rules. You can download a PDF version here or request to have a copy mailed to you.
🏛️ A look at the Wisconsin Historical Society's proposed history center.
- The Historical Society has plans to build a massive new center on the Capitol Square.
- The new building would be five stories tall and roughly twice the size of the exhibition space of the current museum.
- The center is currently operating in a temporary space in US Bank Plaza.
- Get involved: You can learn more about the proposed project through a series of virtual events. The first session is April 12.
🚫 The Badger Road drop-off site is closed for good.
- The city has ended drop-off services at 1501 West Badger Road.
- Resident services office at the site will remain open, so you can still pick up recycling fee stickers, ask questions, or get a copy of the city's Recyclopedia.
🏆 Meet Wisconsin’s 33 most influential Native American leaders of 2023.
- Madison365 has released its fourth annual edition of the state's most influential Native American leaders.
- Some local names on this year's list include UW-Madison's new director of tribal relations Carla Vigue, Madison College community engagement coordinator Nicole Soulier, and director of the UW-Madison Great Lakes Indian Law Center Richard Monette.
- You can check out the full list here.
🦍 Did you catch Jane Goodall's talk over the weekend?
- The famed primatologist gave an optimistic speech about climate change to a sold-out crowd at UW-Madison Sunday. Goodall is known for her groundbreaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania that transformed our understanding of the human relationship to the animal kingdom.
- In case you didn't make it to the event, The Cap Times caught up with the researcher ahead of her talk with a Q&A.
- "The important thing is to realize we still have time, but we have to take action," She told the outlet. "We have to each do our bit. It may seem small, but billions of small, ethical actions make change."
🎙️ Today on City Cast Madison
The Latest in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Race
It’s been called the “most important election in the country.” And yes, it’s right in our backyard.
On April 4th, voters will decide who gets a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. This seat will determine the ideological balance of the court, and thus how it could rule on a number of high-stakes issues from abortion to voting rights. Wisconsin continues to be a swingy swing state without outsize importance on national politics. So all eyes are on us.
We catch up with WisPolitics President Jeff Mayers for the latest on the race between Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly.
🏦 Finances 101
This is a sponsored column from Bank of Sun Prairie.
- Six personal finance podcasts worth adding to your playlist
- Self employed? Read these tax tips.
- How to maximize your 401K employer match for 2023
- How much should you save for retirement? Here's where to start.
- Trivia Night! at Crucible
- Mayoral Debate. Virtual.
- Wine School: Women Winemakers at Leopold's Books Bar Caffè
- Bi-Annual Book Swap at State Line Distillery
- General Trivia at The Rigby
- LUNAFEST film fest at Anderson Auditorium, Edgewood College
📝 Miss a Minute?
Check out the headlines from our last newsletter.
- Get familiar with the spring state-wide referendums.
- Forward Madison's newest player is 16.
- The Summerfest lineup is here.
- Saving lives with CPR.
- Your lunchtime read: ‘Normalize butter’: Into the mind, stomach of UW-Madison’s ‘Butter Dawg’.
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