Morning Links for September 8, 2015

Troubles for a potential golf course, the second GOP debate, and penalties for governmental fraud.

Ease into the workweek with these newsy bits.

  • Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem) would like to criminalize defrauding the WEDC, as well other levels of governmental fraud. Kerkman is part of the legislative committee that is reviewing the audit of the oft-troubled jobs agency.
  • Milwaukee is experiencing an increase in “tax foreclosures,” reports the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, and some say it’s a result of long-term poverty. In our January issue last year, Staff Photographer Adam Ryan Morris and Senior Editor Matt Hrodey examined the city’s foreclosure crisis.
  • Not everyone is excited for the planned Sheboygan-area Kohler golf course, including environmentalists concerned about a nearby wetland area and others worried about damage to Indian burial mounds.
  • Pope Francis has announced changes that would make the annulment process faster and easier for married Catholics.
  • Prepare your bingo cards and drinking games: there will be a second GOP presidential debate next week on CNN.



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.