Morning Links for August 11 2014

Good morning, and welcome to Monday. Wisconsin is the only state to see the life expectancy gap between black and white Americans widen from 1990-2009.  David Carr of the New York Times wrote about the uncertain future of newspapers after the recent “flurry of divestitures.” Meanwhile, Buzzfeed raised another $50 million in funding. The parents of Darius Simmons, a 13-year-old boy shot and killed by an elderly neighbor, won their civil suit against 77-year-old John Spooner, who is serving life in prison. On the Pine River Oxbow in Commonwealth Township, where people were tubing on the river, a man was threatening…

Good morning, and welcome to Monday.
  • Wisconsin is the only state to see the life expectancy gap between black and white Americans widen from 1990-2009. 

  • David Carr of the New York Times wrote about the uncertain future of newspapers after the recent “flurry of divestitures.” Meanwhile, Buzzfeed raised another $50 million in funding.

  • The parents of Darius Simmons, a 13-year-old boy shot and killed by an elderly neighbor, won their civil suit against 77-year-old John Spooner, who is serving life in prison.

  • On the Pine River Oxbow in Commonwealth Township, where people were tubing on the river, a man was threatening people with a shotgun, and, according to reports, was “claiming the river belonged to him and that he was “King of America”.” He was arrested.
  • Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has released a new collaborative album under the moniker Jason Feathers, and it’s streaming at Pitchfork

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Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at daniel.shafer@milwaukeemag.com. He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.