Morning Links for December 22, 2015

Holiday stats, Superior’s mayor in hot water, and the mysterious reasons why two fantasy sports sites are lobbying in Wisconsin.

Recommended reading for another day of unseasonably warm weather.

  • Six American troops were killed and three others were injured in a suicide bomb attack at an air base in Afghanistan, reports The Hill. 
  • Restaurateur Joe Bartolotta discusses his diet plans.
  • Superior’s Mayor Bruce Hagen said in a Facebook post that President Obama is a Muslim.
  • Fantasy football betting sites FanDuel and DraftKings are lobbying the state legislator but won’t say why. 
  • It takes seven-to-10 years to grow a Christmas tree back, and other depressing holiday statistics via Wired.

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.