Morning Links for Feb. 21, 2017

Morning Links for Feb. 21, 2017

Read all about it.  The mayor of Oak Creek, Steve Scaffidi, is stepping down to become a radio talker, reports this magazine’s own Tom Tolan. A Mexican senator is proposing a bill that would stop his country from purchasing U.S. corn.  Last year police in Milwaukee seized more than 2,400 guns, reports Wisconsin Public Radio. Today Milwaukee officials will announce a plan to expand a program that aids children who have witnessed violence. The aim of the program is to “‘dramatically decrease’ the likelihood that those exposed to violence will go on to commit crimes,” reports the Journal Sentinel, quoting County…

Read all about it. 

  • The mayor of Oak Creek, Steve Scaffidi, is stepping down to become a radio talker, reports this magazine’s own Tom Tolan.
  • A Mexican senator is proposing a bill that would stop his country from purchasing U.S. corn. 
  • Last year police in Milwaukee seized more than 2,400 guns, reports Wisconsin Public Radio.
  • Today Milwaukee officials will announce a plan to expand a program that aids children who have witnessed violence. The aim of the program is to “‘dramatically decrease’ the likelihood that those exposed to violence will go on to commit crimes,” reports the Journal Sentinel, quoting County Executive Chris Abele.
  •  Legislators in 17 states want legal recreational marijuana. 

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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.