Morning Links for Aug. 5 2014

Your morning dose of knowledge. Lake Erie is increasingly being “choked” by algae, says The New York Times, and it requires immediate intervention. Nonprofit Girls Inc. is hoping to raise awareness for underprivileged women and girls in North America with its latest stirring ad campaign.  A Wauwatosa woman is being charged with animal cruelty for leaving her Doberman in her car for three hours on an 88-degree day. According to WauwatosaNow, police noticed the dog was in distress, panting heavily and had defecated all over the car. A national study has declared Wisconsin has the highest closing costs on new…

Your morning dose of knowledge.

  • Lake Erie is increasingly being “choked” by algae, says The New York Times, and it requires immediate intervention.
  • Nonprofit Girls Inc. is hoping to raise awareness for underprivileged women and girls in North America with its latest stirring ad campaign. 
  • A Wauwatosa woman is being charged with animal cruelty for leaving her Doberman in her car for three hours on an 88-degree day. According to WauwatosaNow, police noticed the dog was in distress, panting heavily and had defecated all over the car.
  • A national study has declared Wisconsin has the highest closing costs on new mortgages, but the results are baffling locals.
  • Thanks to Wired, you can take a visual tour through Russia’s very literally crumbling Communist architecture.

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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.