Morning Links for Jan. 6 2015

A salty and sweet mix of morning news.  The two Republican Senate and Assembly heads have said that downsizing government, as opposed to tax cuts, will be their main goal in the next two years.  Over the course of two years, the American Academy of Pediatrics studied young people from ages 11 to 22 who were being treated for concussions at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The researchers found that brief resting periods, from 24 to 48 hours after the concussion occured, produced better results than longer periods of rest. In our October issue, we took a long look at the…

A salty and sweet mix of morning news. 

  • The two Republican Senate and Assembly heads have said that downsizing government, as opposed to tax cuts, will be their main goal in the next two years. 
  • Over the course of two years, the American Academy of Pediatrics studied young people from ages 11 to 22 who were being treated for concussions at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The researchers found that brief resting periods, from 24 to 48 hours after the concussion occured, produced better results than longer periods of rest. In our October issue, we took a long look at the other concussion research being conducted in Wisconsin and what it means for athletes here and around the country. 

  • Although the music festival isn’t until Feb. 7, Milwaukee Record brings us the gift of the Mitten Fest lineup.
  • Urban Milwaukee adds some analysis to an NPR report which found that Wisconsin’s practice of taking away drivers’ licenses for minor traffic violations predominantly hurts the poor.  

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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.