Morning Links for June 30, 2015

A student-run cafe, Milwaukee County bus drivers’ potential strike, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s pro-tobacco lobbying efforts.

The news you can use:

  • Beginning at 3 a.m. tomorrow, Milwaukee County bus drivers are expected to strike if a deal isn’t reached with their union and the Milwaukee County Transit System. According to the Journal Sentinel, the drivers are reportedly objecting to MCTS’ desire to hire part-time drivers, and “its unwillingness to provide adequate time on routes for bathroom breaks.”
  • Haven’t had your morning Joe yet? The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service profiles Cafe @ Large, a Milwaukee Public student-run coffee shop that is supposed to impart both business and life skills to the baristas.
  • The trailer for the documentary I Am Chris Farley, which details the life and death of the Marquette grad and comedian, has been released.
  • Assembly Republicans are getting tired of waiting for the Joint Finance Committee to debate the budget.  WisPolitics reports that the Senate will caucus today and the Assembly will convene tomorrow.
  • The Gray Lady is reporting that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been the lobbying force behind an international effort to fight anti-smoking laws and trade deals in other countries.



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.