Morning Links for April 14, 2015

Lions, transit and trade missions, oh my!

What we’re reading over coffee:

  • A handful of some of Milwaukee’s largest companies and schools are joining together to reduce crime on the city’s near West Side. The $1 million initiative will span three years, reports the Journal Sentinel. 
  • Gov. Walker will give a speech at a trade show in Hannover, Germany today, and the speech will be his last public event in a taxpayer-funded trade mission that lasts all week.
  • One Seattle-based credit card processing company is raising the wages of its 120 employees so that no employee makes less than $70,000.
  • The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service finds it is still hard for central Milwaukee workers to get to suburban jobs if they don’t have a car, thanks mostly to a steady decline in transit funding.
  • As of 6 a.m., there is still a “famed P-22 mountain lion” stuck under a house. 

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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.