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WisconsinWeekly: Wetlands destruction, property tax increases, bad doctors, lax gun laws, poor dental care

Investigative reporting about WI reveals hidden impacts of environmental, medical, tax and gun laws and lack of affordable dental care Of note: This week we highlight some strong investigative reporting about Wisconsin by news outlets here and elsewhere. The Wisconsin State Journal’s Steve Verburg reported on the alarm of former Department of Natural Resources experts […]

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WisconsinWeekly: Hate groups up, rape kit testing sees results, MKE hospital accused of unneeded surgeries, WI awaits redistricting decision

Hate groups proliferate, WI rape kits reveal suspects, MKE hospital accused of unneeded surgeries, and court decisions could change political landscape in WI and beyond Of note: This week we draw your attention to the tracking of hate by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which identified a big increase in hate groups in the past […]

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WisconsinWeekly: Farmers and suicide; crime victims fight for compensation; MN welcomes immigrants; MKE ‘plagued’ by reckless driving

Dairy farmers in New England offered suicide help, WI gun victim struggles for compensation; MN touts immigrants; ‘red light roulette’ endangers MKE drivers Of note: This week we offer stories from Wisconsin and beyond that resonate in our state. New England Public Radio reported that one dairy co-op is so worried about farmers in this […]

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WisconsinWeekly: Dangers of concussions; Foxconn deal gives $200,000 per job subsidy

Hits to the head, and hits to taxpayers Of note: This week we highlight one of our own stories, which examines  the mounting evidence of the danger of brain injuries in contact sports, including football, and Wisconsin’s central role in this national controversy. Luke Schaetzel, reporting for the Center, found many University of Wisconsin-Madison football […]

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WisconsinWeekly: Ron Johnson’s ‘secret society’; gerrymandering debate; injuries, bankruptcy among WI farmers

Explosive allegation withdrawn; experts evaluate alternatives to partisan redistricting; farm families face physical and financial perils Of Note: This week we highlight national stories with Wisconsin angles, including PolitiFact Wisconsin’s exploration of how U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson alleged and then withdrew the explosive claim that there was a “secret society” in the FBI. Two stories […]

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WisconsinWeekly: DNR OKs manure rules; WI farmers debate ‘organic’ label; VA pushes back against vets; Menominee seek to block MI mine

What to do about manure, organic labeling, vets’ class-action suit and a sulfide mine Of Note: This week we’re highlighting news affecting Wisconsin farmers, Veterans Administration patients and members of the Menominee Tribe. State farmers may face new rules for handling manure in parts of Wisconsin where the geography makes groundwater susceptible to pollution. The […]

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WisconsinWeekly: Lead failures force out MKE health official; suspensions in Green Bay; lawyer shortage; long-term solitary struck down in Canada

You read it here first: Center stories provide crucial backdrop for this week’s news This week we feature some stories that advance previous coverage by the Center on important topics including lead in drinking water, racial disparities in Wisconsin’s educational system and the dire effects of long-term solitary confinement on inmates. Also this week, former […]

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WisconsinWeekly: Shrinking coastline, Trump real estate, Russian trolls — our former interns rock!

Former WCIJ interns breaking news all over the planet Of note: This week we highlight recent stories from some of the interns we trained over the past nine years. They include Tegan Wendland of New Orleans Public Radio. She produced a piece for the investigative news program Reveal about the lack of government help for […]

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WisconsinWeekly: Lincoln Hills, lead in water, whistleblowers, frac sand, voter ID

Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to replace problem-ridden teen prison with five smaller centers lauded — and criticized Of note: Gov. Scott Walker announced plans to close the Lincoln Hills teen prison while opening five regional teen prisons. Lincoln Hills would be turned into an adult facility to ease crowding in adult prisons. The proposal was […]

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WisconsinWeekly: Attorney General leak investigation and ghost of John Does

Ghost of John Does past haunts Wisconsin officials Of note: This week we highlight the fallout triggered by Attorney General Brad Schimel’s release of a Dec. 6 investigative report calling for a prosecutor and eight other officials to be held in contempt of court over leaked documents from a closed John Doe probe into campaign activities of […]

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WisconsinWeekly: Worker’s comp woes, winter evictions, conservatives back renewable energy, Madison cancels internet contract

Worker’s compensation woes exposed Of note: This week, we highlight one of our stories, which reports that some injured workers in Wisconsin are having a harder time qualifying for worker’s compensation after appointees of Gov. Scott Walker took full control of the Labor and Industry Review Commission, which hears such disputes. In another story, featuring […]

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WisconsinWeekly: Sexual harassment allegations at the WI Legislature, human trafficking, VA problems continue, childhood trauma in rural Wisconsin

Accusations of unwanted kissing, taxpayers fund a $75,000 settlement, but Capitol leaders try to keep the public outside Of note: The national avalanche of sexual harassment allegations arrives at the Capitol as The Cap Times and the Wisconsin State Journal reveal previously secret sexual harassment accusations lodged against two state lawmakers. State Rep. Josh Zepnick, […]