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Morning Update: Tuesday, March 22

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Happy Tuesday!

Today is the first day of in-person absentee voting in Madison. You'll need a photo ID and valid voter registration to participate. If you've moved since the last time you voted, you'll need to bring a proof of residence document, too.

What counts as an acceptable photo ID? If you have a Wisconsin driver's license, you're good to go. If not, check out the full list of acceptable IDs here.

What counts as proof of residence? Think utility bills and mortgage statements. For good measure, the city has put together a full list of acceptable documents here.

If you requested an absentee ballot, you can return the completed ballot to an in-person absentee voting location during the location’s voting hours. Head here for a full list of voting locations.

Happy voting!

— Hayley

🎓 UW has a problem with academic abuse.

🌮 Hello Bandit Tacos and Coffee, goodbye Lao Laan-Xang on Willy Street.

🚧 Development to watch: $20 million housing project on the East Side.

💪 Meet Madison's American Ninja Warriors.

  • Two Madison-area moms are headed to San Antonio to compete in season 14 of the reality TV show “American Ninja Warrior."
  • According to the Cap Times, Shelby Copeland of Madison and Yari Breunig of Waunakee will compete tonight for a spot in the semifinals in Los Angeles. The two have trained for years at ORTHDX Natural Fitness on Madison’s north side.

🥩 Fresh cuts on campus.

  • Madison College has opened a student-run butcher shop at its Truax Campus. The shop — named the Retail Butcher Shop while class is in session — is open Monday afternoons and offers items like bacon, brats, and bologna, Madison Magazine writes.
  • All the meat is sourced locally when possible. Cuts range from $3-$20 per pound.

🐫 Spring is coming. The camel says so.

  • Sunday marked the first official day of spring and soon the Henry Vilas Zoo Bactrian camels will start to lose their winter coats and grizzly bears will wake up from their winter snoozes. The zoo says wild migratory birds are already coming back to the state and the bears should make their public debut at the zoo later this week.

🎤 Your lunchtime read: Madison musician Adem Tesfaye blends blues, health and hip-hop.

  • From Madison365: "Life for musician, fitness trainer, hip-hop guitarist, and “artistpreneur” Adem Tesfaye is a religious concentration. His prayers are answered within the frets of his guitar, surrounded by the many mirrors he keeps in his apartment – a converted workout studio and mental health dojo."

🦠 Covid-19 Update

Wisconsin Vaccination Rate: 60.6%

Dane County Vaccination Rate: 78.4%


📅 Events: Tuesday, March 22

Wondering what that 🟠 means? That symbol next to an event listing means that Tone Madison’s team of writers and editors recommends checking it out.