What'd we miss?

Protests on campus, the Night Market, and parental leave for a horse. Here's what you need to know about Madison today.

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What'd we miss?

Gooooooood morning, Madison!

Did you miss me?

It's nice to take a break now and then, but I'm happy to be back in your inboxes this morning.

But just because we took time off doesn't mean our friends at City Cast Madison slowed down at all. In case you missed it, here's their most recent episodes.

What Madison Can Do About All Our Phosphorus: Phosphorus runoff has plagued Madison's lakes and streams for years. This fertilizer causes algae to bloom, making our beloved waterways stinky and hazardous. Now facing tougher state and federal regulations, the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District has to clean up more phosphorus than ever. And just how they propose to do that is up for debate.

Meet the Edible Plants in Your Neighborhood: Spring in Madison is a great time to find delicious food right in your backyard. And foraging for delectable local morsels means hunting much more than mushrooms. There’s ramps, watercress, dozens of edible weeds… all around you. Dylan Brogan sits down with Andy Gricevich, owner of What Got Gathered, for some local foraging pro tips.

If you want a quick run through of all of last week's news, the team has you covered with their Friday roundup.

Now let's dive into the news.

— Hayley

Photo courtesy of Drake White-Bergey / The Daily Cardinal

📣 Outrage at UW.

🛍️ The Night Market cometh.

  • Mark your calendars because Madison's first Night Market of the season is Thursday.
  • The Night Market brings together dozens of local vendors and businesses to showcase and sell their work. From 5-9 p.m., you'll find art, music, and food carts along State and Gilman Streets.

🍗 A new restaurant is in the works from the owners of Harvey House.

  • Butterbird is set to open this fall at 1134 Regent Street. The concept will be much more casual than its acclaimed sister restaurant, focusing on fried and rotisserie chicken.
  • "It’s trying to do delicious, restaurant quality food in an environment that is a little bit more flexible," one of the owners told Cap Times. "You could come several times a week and get a snack or a chicken sandwich, or go home with a rotisserie chicken and some sides for your family."

⚖️ The County Board rejected a nominee for a top county job.

Photo via UWPD Facebook

🐴 Your lunchtime read: At UW-Madison, a horse gets better parental leave than humans.

  • Via Tone Madison: "A horse working for UW-Madison earned a benefit that most of her human counterparts at the university don’t: paid parental leave. However, UW-Madison’s administration is hinting that change is on the horizon."
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🎙️ Today on City Cast Madison

Photo via Chris Juzwik

There's a Bear in the Neighborhood

It’s not every day you look out your living room window and see a big ‘ole black bear. Especially in Madison. But that’s exactly what happened to Chris Juzwik in his suburban Fitchburg neighborhood. He gives us the low down.

🏦 Finances 101

This is a sponsored column from Bank of Sun Prairie.

The Bright Side of Budgeting


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