Morning Links for Jan. 29, 2016

What we’re reading on Friday morning. The latest Marquette poll is good news for Feingold, discouraging for Walker and shows a Republican presidential field that’s still up for grabs. The New York Times reporter whose story inspired “Making a Murderer” returns to Manitowoc to explore the series’ fallout. Are Octopuses reclusive and self-contained? No, it turns out they communicate using skin colors. South side Ald. Terry Witkowski has a new plan for reducing panhandling, but it’s running into opposition. UrbanMilwaukee covers a bill in the state Legislature that would allow private companies to take over local water utilities and the apparently powerful…

What we’re reading on Friday morning.

The latest Marquette poll is good news for Feingold, discouraging for Walker and shows a Republican presidential field that’s still up for grabs.

The New York Times reporter whose story inspired “Making a Murderer” returns to Manitowoc to explore the series’ fallout.

Are Octopuses reclusive and self-contained? No, it turns out they communicate using skin colors.

South side Ald. Terry Witkowski has a new plan for reducing panhandling, but it’s running into opposition.

UrbanMilwaukee covers a bill in the state Legislature that would allow private companies to take over local water utilities and the apparently powerful company behind it.

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Matt has written for Milwaukee Magazine since 2006, when he was a lowly intern. Since then, he’s held the posts of assistant news editor and, most recently, senior editor. He’s lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, Connecticut, Iowa, and Indiana but mostly in Wisconsin. He wants to do more fishing but has a hard time finding worms. For the magazine, Matt has written about city government, schools, religion, coffee roasters and Congress.