Morning Update: Wednesday, Dec. 1

Morning Update: Wednesday, Dec. 1

Good morning, Madison!

It's Wednesday, also it's December now, to which I say LOL WHAT.

To make the move into the end of the year a little more exciting, the city has announced a medallion hunt in Madison's parks. The search is hosted by Madison Public Library's Storyteller-in-Residence program led by Ho-Chunk Nation member and storyteller Andi Cloud. From Dec. 1 (today!) through Dec. 10, Madisonians are encouraged to hunt for a hand-made medallion in City of Madison parks.

The medallion is made of clear acrylic and has the Great Seal of the Ho-Chunk Nation engraved on it. Clues will be published daily through Dec. 10, unless the medallion is found earlier. The city says the "medallion is above ground, so there is no need to dig (unless there’s snow!)."

If you happen to be the lucky person to find it, email with a photo of yourself in the location and holding the medallion. You'll get to keep it and a $50 gift card as a prize.

Happy hunting!

— Hayley

⚖️ The Wisconsin Supreme Court handed Republicans a major victory in the fight over the state's voting maps.

“The United States Supreme Court recently declared there are no legal standards by which judges may decide whether maps are politically ‘fair.’ We agree." — Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote in her opinion.

💼 The Urban League’s Black Business Hub has an anchor tenant.

🏙 AD From the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce.

🤖 Madison's radical sci-fi convention is asking for help.

☎️ The city is considering its path toward a 311 system.

🔌 Get ready for your MGE bills to increase.

  • The Wisconsin Public Service Commission approved a rate hike for Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) that will result in the average household paying $7.50 more a month for electricity and gas next year. The State Journal reports this number comes out to a 5.2% increase to electricity base revenues and 2.2% for gas.

🦌 Deer hunters had a "quiet" 2021 season.

🏀 Speaking of deer, the Bucks have a new player.

💉 Your lunchtime read: What's causing a gender gap in Wisconsin's covid vaccinations?

  • From WisContext: "More women are getting covid vaccinations than men around the state, and factors like age, job, politics and attitude toward health care all play a role in this persistent phenomenon."

🦠 Covid-19 Resources

Wisconsin Vaccination Rate: 56.1%

Dane County Vaccination Rate: 72.6%

Here's where to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.

Need a COVID-19 test? PHMDC has you covered.

Do you still need your flu shot? Start here.

📅 Events: Wednesday, Dec. 1

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