Morning Links for August 25, 2015

Waukesha’s water problem, Trump tweets, and a punishment for companies whose data has been hacked.

The top stories for Tuesday morning:

  • Proposed state legislation would make it a felony to use aborted fetal tissue in biomedical research, a longstanding practice for at least one company that has received nearly a million dollars in WEDC money, reports the Journal Sentinel. 
  • The U.S. stock market opened higher today than it did yesterday, which will come as a relief to some despite the previous three days’ $3-trillion plunge.
  • How long will it be before a presidential debate is held on Twitter? For Donald Trump, we’re guessing not soon enough.
  • An appeals court ruled that the FTC can sue a company for being hacked, says Wired.
  • The New York Times picked up the story on Waukesha’s request for Lake Michigan water – a request that is a “major test” for the 2008 Great Lakes compact.



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.