Zach Vruwink (txoj cai) ntsib tus kws tshaj lij rau Mariani Cranberry ntawm nws qhov chaw ua haujlwm tshiab hauv Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., thaum Lub Xya Hli 13, 2012. Lukas Keapproth / WCIJ
Sijhawm Nyeem Ntawv: 6 feeb
SIB NTAUS SIB THAM: PART XNUMX NTAWM XNUMX LUB SERIES

Nyob rau hauv no peb hnub series, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism tshawb nrhiav cov pej xeem nyob deb nroog poob hauv peb lub nroog Wisconsin - thiab cov kev daws teeb meem thoob plaws lub xeev.

PART XNUMX:

Ib tug tub ntxhais hluas tus kav nroog siv zog rov tsim kho cov haujlwm poob hauv cov ntawv zeb. Lub Kaum Hli 8, 2012.

Daim ntawv qhia sib tham sib

Nyem rau ntawm daim ntawv qhia no txhawm rau tshawb xyuas lub nroog Wisconsin twg cov neeg poob ntau tshaj plaws ntawm xyoo 2000 thiab 2010, thiab muab cov kev hloov pauv no nrog cov kev hloov pauv hauv lwm lub xeev.

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Nyem rau saib suab slideshows ntawm ib co ntawm cov tub ntxhais hluas xam phaj los ntawm lub Center's Lukas Keapproth thiab Mario Kaulees.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Ntawm kev tsav tsheb hla Wood County yav qab teb, Dave Engel rub nws lub tsheb mus rau sab ntawm txoj kev, nqis mus rau txoj kev thiab taw rau lub zeb ntawv hla Wisconsin River.

Engel hais tias "Lub tshuab no yog kev ua nyiaj txiag, ua haujlwm tau zoo, ua haujlwm hauv zej zog - txhua yam koj xav tau hauv lub tuam txhab - txog thaum kev lag luam ntawv pib tawg," Engel hais. “Tam sim no nws tsuas yog lub cim. Peb tau nyob ntawm qhov txiav ntug. Tam sim no peb nyob ntawm ntug ntshav. "

Engel yog tus kws tshaj lij hauv University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point English thiab tus kws tshawb fawb txog Wood County keeb kwm. Nws nco qab thaum lub nroog yog lub tsev hauv paus rau qee lub tuam txhab ntawv loj tshaj plaws hauv ntiaj teb.

Engel tau pom nws lub nroog tau hloov pauv los ntawm qhov chaw muaj nyiaj mus rau ib qho ntawm kev lag luam tsis ruaj ntseg raws li ib qho ntawm nws cov tswv lag luam loj tshaj plaws, kev lag luam ntawv, tau poob qis. Tam sim no, nws hais tias, cov tub ntxhais hluas tawm sai dua li qhov qub.

Wisconsin cov pej xeem loj hlob 6 feem pua ​​​​thaum xyoo 2000s. Tab sis ib feem plaub ntawm Wisconsin lub 72 lub nroog, suav nrog Wood, poob cov pejxeem nyob nruab nrab ntawm 2000 thiab 2010. Zuag qhia tag nrho, lub nroog cov pej xeem poob 1.1 feem pua. Lub caij no, cov pejxeem ntawm txhua lub nroog nyob ib puag ncig tau loj hlob.

Kev poob qis hauv kev lag luam cov ntawv xov xwm thoob plaws lub xeev thiab hauv Wood County tau ua rau muaj kev kub ntxhov. Wisconsin tau poob 35 feem pua ​​​​ntawm nws txoj haujlwm zeb ntawv hauv kaum xyoo dhau los, poob ntawm 48,000 txoj haujlwm mus rau 31,000.

Hauv tag nrho, 34 cov nroj tsuag, suav nrog ob hauv Wood County, tau kaw.

Kev poob rau Wood County tau ua rau muaj kev ntxhov siab ntau dua: Hauv kaum xyoo dhau los, lub nroog poob ze li 50 feem pua ​​​​ntawm nws txoj haujlwm tsim ntawv, nqis mus rau 2,200 txoj haujlwm los ntawm 4,300 txoj haujlwm hauv xyoo 2001, raws li US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Engel hais tias "Tib neeg ib txwm tau tawm ntawm cov liaj teb, lawv ib txwm tawm hauv lub nroog," Engel hais. "Qhov kev tu siab yog cov neeg uas xav nyob, tsis paub yuav ua li cas."

Thaum xyoo 1990s, cov tuam txhab ntawv cov txiaj ntsig tau pib poob qis, vim yog ib feem ntawm cov nqi pulp nce thiab txav mus rau lub zej zog tsis muaj ntawv coj los ntawm cov thev naus laus zis digital, nws hais.

Engel hais tias Consolidated Paper yog qhov tseem ceeb rau nws tsev neeg txoj kev vam meej nyiaj txiag. Nws them nws txiv cov nyiaj hli zoo, ua rau nws niam nyob hauv tsev nrog cov menyuam yaus, thiab txawm muab nws txoj haujlwm caij ntuj sov uas nws siv los them rau tsev kawm qib siab.

Zoo li txhua tus niam txiv, Engel hais tias, nws xav nyob ze nws cov menyuam, tab sis nws kuj paub tias Wisconsin Rapids tsis raug rau nws tus ntxhais.

Credit: Kate Prengaman/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Credit: Kate Prengaman/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Tom qab nws kawm tiav high school, Engel tam sim no tus ntxhais 22 xyoo, Angelica, tawm hauv Wood County mus kawm UW-Madison. Nws tab tom nrhiav kom muaj lub zog muaj zog, muaj tswv yim kab lis kev cai hauv Madison uas nws xav tias tsis muaj nyob ze ntawm UW-Stevens Point.

Angelica, uas kawm tiav lub Tsib Hlis los ntawm UW-Madison hais tias "Rapids xav tias tsis muaj kev cia siab, tsawg kawg rau kuv," “Cov neeg nyob ntawd tsis tas xav nyob ntawd. Ib txhia tau daig. Nws nyob twj ywm thiab nyob twj ywm; Kuv hnov ​​nws nyob saum huab cua. Thiab kuv tsis xav tias kev tshoov siab los ntawm nws. "

Lub neej tom qab mills

Thaum muaj 24 xyoos, Zach Vruwink tsis tau tsim cov teeb meem uas ua rau cov pej xeem poob qis hauv Wood County. Tab sis, raws li tsis ntev los no tus tswv nroog ntawm Wisconsin Rapids raug xaiv, nws yog nws txoj hauj lwm los pab kho lawv.

Vruwink, lub npe hu ua 'Millennial Mayor' los ntawm Atlantic magazine, yog ib feem ntawm cov tub ntxhais hluas tus kav nroog raug xaiv los ntawm cov zej zog nrhiav cov tswv yim tshiab.

Hauv nws niam nws txiv tiam, "Kev nkag siab yog, koj kawm tiav high school, thiab koj tuaj yeem mus ua haujlwm hauv lub zeb," Vruwink hais.

Lub New Page paper mill nyob Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. thaum Lub Xya Hli 13, 2012. Wisconsin tau poob 35 feem pua ​​ntawm nws txoj hauj lwm mills nyob rau kaum xyoo dhau los, los ntawm 48,000 txog 31,000. Lukas Keapproth / WCIJ

Tab sis nws txiv leej txiv raug tso tawm ntawm ib lub mills, thiab los ntawm lub sij hawm Vruwink nkag mus rau hauv lub chaw ua hauj lwm, cov lus cog tseg ntawm ib txoj hauj lwm nyob rau hauv kev lag luam tau evaporated ntau.

"Hauv tsev kawm ntawv theem siab, kev nkag siab thiab tus cwj pwm ntawm kuv cov phooj ywg feem ntau yog qhov ntawd, 'Kuv yuav tsis rov qab los rau lub zej zog no. Wisconsin Rapids yog lub nroog zeb tuag, thiab kuv tsis muaj lub neej yav tom ntej ntawm no,' "Vruwink hais. "Qhov tseeb yog, kuv yuav tsis tau txais (cov nyiaj tau los) los ntawm kev lag luam ntawv, kuv tsis tau mus ua haujlwm hauv lub zeb."

Nws yog qhov kev xav tsis zoo ntawm cov nroog me, ntau npaum li kev lag luam hauv zos, uas yuav tsum tau hais txog yog tias Wisconsin Rapids yuav rov qab tau nws txoj haujlwm qub, hais tias Vruwink, tus kav nroog ntawm 18,340-pej xeem lub nroog.

Cov neeg ua haujlwm Millworkers tseem muaj feem ntau ntawm cov neeg ua haujlwm hauv zej zog, tab sis Vruwink pom muaj peev xwm tshiab hauv cranberry bogs thiab marshes nyob ib puag ncig Wisconsin Rapids. Lub nroog tau npaj yuav rov tsim nws cov duab los ua tus tsim khoom noj loj thiab cov txheej txheem, nws hais.

Huab cua daj cua dub yob nyob rau hauv ib qho chaw nyob deb nroog ntawm Txoj Kev 97 ze Marshfield, Wis thaum Lub Xya Hli 8, 2012. Lukas Keaproth/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Txawm li cas los xij, lub zej zog me me hauv Wisconsin no ntsib teeb meem uas ntau thaj chaw hauv lub xeev tam sim no paub: qhov sib txawv ntawm cov tswv ntiav neeg ua haujlwm xav tau thiab kev cob qhia thiab kev paub ntawm cov neeg nyob hauv zos nrhiav haujlwm.

Mariani Cranberry, piv txwv li, npaj yuav nthuav dav thiab tsim cov haujlwm tshiab ntawm nws cov chaw tsim khoom. Lub tuam txhab tab tom nrhiav rau cov neeg ua haujlwm nrog cov qib siab thiab cov txuj ci siab - tsis tas yuav yog hom neeg ib zaug ua haujlwm los ntawm kev lag luam ntawv.

Raws li cov tub ntxhais hluas txav mus deb, Vruwink hais tias, nws nyuaj dua los kos cov lag luam tshiab rau hauv cheeb tsam.

Tus kav nroog hais tias nws nyiam qhov kev loj hlob ntawm koj tus kheej txoj hauv kev uas cov lag luam hauv zos xws li Mariani Cranberry lossis Ocean Spray yuav muaj kev xyaum ua haujlwm rau cov tub ntxhais hluas thiab txhawb kom lawv mus nrhiav haujlwm thiab cov hauv kev hauv zos.

"Yog hais tias ib tug neeg xav nrhiav nyob ntawm no kom loj hlob ib lub lag luam ntawm no, thiab lawv tsis pom cov neeg ua hauj lwm nrog cov kev txawj ntse, tau kawg lawv yuav tawm mus thiab peb yuav tsis muaj peev xwm tuav cov tuam txhab ntawm no," Vruwink hais. .

Vruwink hais tias ib feem ntawm nws txoj haujlwm yog siv sijhawm nrog cov tub ntxhais kawm. Nws hais rau lawv tias, “'Yog lawm, koj yuav tsum tau txais koj txoj kev kawm. Thiab nws yog ib qho tsim nyog mus kawm ntawv, tab sis nco ntsoov xav txog kev tsiv thiab rov qab mus rau koj lub zej zog vim peb xav tau cov tswv yim hluas, peb xav tau cov neeg kawm ntawv.' ”

Jake Long (hauv nruab nrab) tos nws tig ntawm tus puav thaum lub sij hawm pib ua si ntaus pob hauv Marshfield, Wis., thaum Lub Xya Hli 11, 2012. Lukas Keaproth/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Ua hauj lwm ua ke kom cov tub ntxhais hluas

Thoob plaws hauv lub nroog, Marshfield cov pej xeem ntawm 19,000 tau nyob ruaj khov txawm tias poob haujlwm hauv kev tsim khoom thiab cov qauv hauv tsev. Ib qho laj thawj loj yog Marshfield Clinic, uas muaj 779 tus kws kho mob hauv 54 qhov chaw thoob plaws sab qaum teb, nruab nrab thiab sab hnub poob Wisconsin.

Kev daws: Txhim kho nyob deb nroog Wisconsin

Cov kws tshaj lij hais txog ntau yam teeb meem thiab cov kev daws teeb meem hais txog cov pej xeem poob hauv Wisconsin cov nroog nyob deb nroog. Piv txwv li, hauv Wood County:

txog cov teeb meem: Cov pej xeem poob qis, nrawm los ntawm kev poob haujlwm hauv kev lag luam ntawv. Solutions: Kev ua lag luam thiab txhawb cov cheeb tsam nyob deb nroog cov khoom noj khoom haus loj hlob thiab kev lag luam. Nthuav tsev kawm ntawv kho mob.

txog cov teeb meem: Tsis muaj tswv yim lossis kev nqis tes ua hauv tsoomfwv hauv nroog. Solutions: Cov thawj coj hluas tab tom tshwm sim, yeej kev xaiv tsa thiab ua haujlwm rau kev hloov kho xws li kev cob qhia cov neeg ua haujlwm rau kev ua haujlwm siab. Nthuav kev siv zog yaum cov neeg ua haujlwm hluas nyob.

txog cov teeb meem: Cov neeg ua hauj lwm hauv zos tsis muaj kev txawj ntse rau cov hauj lwm muaj. tshuaj: Siv cov kev xyaum ua haujlwm thiab cov kev pabcuam muaj xws li Youth Apprenticeship Program txhawm rau txuas cov tub ntxhais kawm theem nrab thiab theem siab rau kev lag luam.

txog cov teeb meem: Cov zej zog me tsis muaj peev txheej los kos cov lag luam tshiab. tshuaj: Siv txoj hauv kev hauv cheeb tsam kom nyiam thiab khaws cov kev lag luam.

Yog xav paub ntxiv: Cov Hluas Kev Kawm Ua Haujlwm, WPR: Cov zej zog ua haujlwm kom tau txais kev kho mob hauv tsev kawm qib siab

Tus Thawj Kav Tebchaws Marshfield Chris Meyer hais tias nws yog lub sijhawm los hloov txoj hauv kev kom nyiam thiab khaws cov tub ntxhais hluas muaj peev xwm.

Ib lub tswv yim yog qhov kev npaj nthuav dav rau lub caij nplooj zeeg tom ntej ntawm UW-Wood County hauv Marshfield los ntawm ib lub tsev kawm ntawv ob xyoos mus rau plaub xyoos, tso cai rau cov tub ntxhais kawm nyob thiab kawm tiav lawv cov qib hauv zos.

Lwm lub tswv yim yog kev koom tes hauv cheeb tsam. Meyer ntseeg tias los ntawm kev ua ib cheeb tsam, cov zej zog hauv thiab ib puag ncig Wood County tuaj yeem nyiam cov lag luam thiab cov pej xeem los ntawm kev sib koom tes ntau dua li kev sib tw.

Meyer, nrog rau cov thawj coj ntawm Wausau thiab Stevens Point, ua ntej lub xyoo no tau cog lus los ntawm Medical College of Wisconsin los tsim lub tsev kawm ntawv kho mob satellite hauv nruab nrab Wisconsin los ntawm 2015.

Meyer hais tias qhov chaw cob qhia tshiab yuav xa cov tub ntxhais kawm mus rau tsev kho mob hauv Marshfield, Wausau, Stevens Point thiab Wisconsin Rapids rau kev hloov kho kho mob.

"Tau ob peb xyoos dhau los, nws yog ib qho kev tiv thaiv, 'Peb yuav ua li cas thiaj li khaws tau qhov peb tau txais, cia nyob ib leeg nyiam cov neeg?' Peb tsuas yog xav kom tsis txhob los ntshav, "Meyer hais. "Tam sim no, nws yog lub sijhawm rau peb ua kom muaj zog ntxiv."

Meyer hais tias "Peb yog lub zej zog saib xyuas kev noj qab haus huv," “Tab sis peb tsis muaj dej lossis kev ua si uas Point ua. Rapids muaj kev lag luam. Cais, peb tuaj yeem nyiam qee tus neeg, tab sis raws li thaj chaw, peb tuaj yeem nyiam ntau dua. "

Cov nonprofit Wisconsin Center rau Kev Tshawb Xyuas Xov Xwm (www.WisconsinWatch.org) koom tes nrog Wisconsin Cov Xov Xwm Zej Tsoom, Wisconsin Cov Xov Xwm Rau Pej Xeem, lwm cov xov xwm tshaj tawm thiab UW-Madison Tsev Kawm Ntawv Xov Xwm thiab Kev Sib Txuas Lus. Txhua yam haujlwm tsim, tshaj tawm, tshaj tawm lossis tshaj tawm los ntawm Lub Chaw tsis tas yuav cuam tshuam cov kev xav lossis kev xav ntawm UW-Madison lossis ib qho ntawm cov koom tes.

Rov luam tawm peb cov ntawv dawb, hauv online lossis luam tawm, raws li daim ntawv tso cai Creative Commons.

Nrov dab neeg los ntawm Wisconsin Watch

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Mario Koran qhia txog kev kawm, kev nkag tebchaws thiab cov teeb meem cuam tshuam rau cov zej zog ntawm cov xim. Tsis ntev los no, Kaulees yog ib tug 2021 Knight Wallace qhia cov phooj ywg ntawm University of Michigan. Yav dhau los, Kaulees tau ua tus neeg sau xov xwm sab hnub poob ntug dej hiav txwv rau Tus Saib Xyuas US thiab siv tsib xyoos los qhia txog kev kawm rau Lub Suab ntawm San Diego, qhov uas nws tau raug hu ua 2016 tus neeg sau xov xwm ntawm lub xyoo los ntawm San Diego Society of Professional Journalists. Txij li thaum tawm hauv kev xyaum ua haujlwm nrog Wisconsin Watch hauv 2013, Kaulees txoj haujlwm tau tshwm sim hauv New York Times, The Appeal, thiab Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, thiab lwm yam. Kaulees tuav BA hauv Spanish cov ntaub ntawv thiab MA hauv kev sau xov xwm los ntawm University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ib lo lus teb rau "Ib tug tub ntxhais hluas tus kav nroog siv zog rov tsim kho cov haujlwm poob hauv cov ntawv zeb"

  1. Nws yog qhov nthuav tias ntau ntawm cov kab lus no qhia txog qhov tseem ceeb ntawm EDUCATION hauv kev tsim kom muaj kev lag luam zoo hauv zos uas khaws thiab nyiam cov tub ntxhais hluas.

    Wisconsin Republicans tau siv 2 lub xyoos dhau los pov tseg cov kws qhia ntawv thiab txiav cov peev nyiaj kawm ntawv thiab kev cob qhia txuj ci ntawm txhua qib, thaum muab cov tuam txhab lag luam thiab cov neeg tsawg ntawm cov nyiaj muaj txiaj ntsig tsis tsim nyog thiab tsis muaj txiaj ntsig se. Yuav ua li cas qhov poob ntawm kev kawm ntawv pab kev lag luam ntawm tag nrho cov nyob deb nroog?

    Qhov teeb meem ntawm kev poob qis hauv nroog kuj tseem qhia txog qhov yuav tsum tau txhawb nqa SUSTAINABLE, ntau haiv neeg, thiab kev lag luam ruaj khov uas tsis yog nyob ntawm ib lossis ob lub tuam txhab loj loj.

    Tab sis dua, Republicans ntseeg tias "sustainability" yog lo lus qias neeg thiab ib feem ntawm qhov zais cia thoob ntiaj teb "kev koom ua ke." Pom tau tias, lawv xav tau UNsustainable kev lag luam hauv Wisconsin hloov.

    Lwm qhov kev xav: Hauv 30 xyoo tom ntej no, vim kev hloov pauv huab cua ua rau muaj kev nyuaj siab ntau dua txhua hnub los ntawm tshav kub, dej qhuav, kab mob, qoob loo tsis ua haujlwm thiab kev lag luam poob qis hauv cov xeev yav qab teb thiab sab hnub poob ... tag nrho cov teeb meem sib txawv hauv peb cheeb tsam.

    Yog hais tias kuv yog ib tug hluas Southerner thiab pib ib tsev neeg, kuv yuav tsiv mus rau sab qaum teb tam sim no, tuav lub nrawm, thiab tau txais kev daws teeb meem ua ntej qhov kev sib tsoo tuaj. Kuv yuav tsim ib txoj haujlwm tshiab lossis kev lag luam yog tias kuv yuav tsum tau, tsawg kawg yog ib ntus, tsim kom muaj kev ruaj ntseg rau kuv tsev neeg. (Wisconsin cov dej thiab kev ua liaj ua teb yuav ua rau muaj txiaj ntsig ntxiv.)

    Wisconsin yuav tsum tau npaj tam sim no rau qhov kev loj hlob, tab sis tau kawg, Republicans tsis ntseeg txog Kev Hloov Kho Huab Cua thiab.

    Kev kawm yog tus yuam sij, tab sis kev txaus siab tsis paub tab tab tom khiav peb lub xeev.

Lus raug kaw.