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News-by-text: Three nonprofit newsrooms receive Google support for News414 project to engage residents of low-income Milwaukee neighborhoods

Residents of low-income Milwaukee neighborhoods will be asked what they wish a journalist would investigate — and three nonprofit newsrooms will team up to dig into issues that residents want to know more about. Those reports will be sent to residents’ phones via text messaging.

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Journalist Dick Wheeler chosen for Distinguished WisconsinWatch.orgdog Award

Dick Wheeler, the late founder of the Wheeler Report, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished WisconsinWatch.orgdog Award in recognition of his four decades of tirelessly opening Wisconsin state government to public scrutiny.

The award is part of the second annual WisconsinWatch.orgdog Awards reception and dinner, presented jointly on Wednesday, April 25, by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and the Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Posted inGovernment, Justice & Safety, Security after 9/11: 10 Years Later

A decade after 9/11 attacks, Wisconsin’s homeland security spending falls sharply

Federal funding for much of the state’s homeland security effort, designed to prepare and protect Wisconsin in the event of terrorist attacks and other emergencies, is being drastically cut as Congress focuses on states that are more likely terrorism targets.