Morning Links for July 21, 2015

The increasing child poverty rate, Walker happenings, and the “Midwest mystery.”

Snack on these:

  • Gov. Scott Walker’s political fundraising groups have scraped together more than $32 million in donations as his official candidacy hits the one-week mark. At a campaign stop in Iowa on Sunday, Walker was confronted by an undocumented Mexican worker, who currently lives in Waukesha. When confronted about immigration policy, Walker reportedly told the man, who had brought his two children, that the man had to follow the laws.
  • Dipping his toes back into state matters, Gov. Walker said he wants to eliminate the Government Accountability Board. And this morning, according to a tweet from TV station WBAY, Walker issued an executive order that would allow Wisconsin National Guard soldiers to carry weapons while on duty.
  • Dubbed the “Midwest mystery” by Good Morning America this morning, the search is still on for the pulmonary medicine doctor who was last seen near a boat slip in Ephraim.
  • Thanks to NASA, Earth can now update her Facebook profile picture. Finally.
  • The number of children who live in poverty increased after the recession ended, according to a new report.





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.