Morning Links for March 10, 2015

The Apple watch, Obama on Wisco’s right-to-work law, and more.

The news you just might be able to use:

  • President Obama has now weighed in on the right-to-work bill, which Gov. Walker signed into law yesterday at Badger Meter.
  • Federal cuts to food aid like FoodShare benefits, which will total “about $276 million” in cuts this year in Wisconsin alone,  has meant food pantries in Milwaukee and around the state are scrambling to meet demand. Read the Milwaukee NNS report.
  • Mayor Tom Barrett is not impressed with Gov. Walker’s support of the Republican-backed bill that would eliminate the state’s 48-hour waiting period for purchasing handguns. The law is “just another notch in his belt,” the mayor told the JS editorial board. 
  • Sam Simon, one of the creators of The Simpsons, has died from colon cancer.
  • Shock, awe, etc.: The tech world is all abuzz thanks to Apple’s new watch. 



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.