Seven months after a transgender bullying investigation spurred bomb threats, moderates regain control of the school board in Kiel, Wisconsin.
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The NEW News Lab is a local news collaboration in Northeast Wisconsin made up of six news organizations: FoxValley365, The Post-Crescent, Green Bay Press-Gazette, The Press Times, Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Watch, that is advancing in-depth local reporting on topics such as racism as a public health crisis, lack of affordable housing, funding of local schools, and coverage of local judicial systems.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Journalism Department is an educational partner. Microsoft is providing financial support to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region to fund the initiative.
Wisconsin’s population is trending older. Where will non-drivers find transportation?
Public transit systems and nonprofits face challenges in making transportation accessible to aging Wisconsinites and people with disabilities.
Wisconsin workers with disabilities face transportation barriers
‘Our state has really been built with the driver and the car in mind,’ an advocate says.
In Kiel, Wisconsin, attack on ‘critical race theory’ ignores bullying of Black student
Parents urged Kiel High School to respond to racial bullying their teen faced at school. Backlash forced him to transfer — and upended life for others in town.
‘It’s something we owe.’ Madison church pays ‘voluntary tax’ to Indigenous nations
The $4,000 payment is part of an effort by St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church to acknowledge its debt to Ho-Chunk who once lived there.
15 years later, Wisconsin university’s massive Lake Michigan seawall frustrates downstream neighbors
Erosion concerns and seawall feuds span the Great Lakes and the globe. Concordia University Wisconsin’s fortification has left neighbors bitter.
Oshkosh Defense sent a big contract to the non-union South. Will it keep future jobs in Wisconsin?
Despite tens of millions in state and local government incentives, the Wisconsin company is steering billions of dollars of work away from its namesake city.
Bomb threats, canceled events, empty schools: How a bullying probe paralyzed a Wisconsin town’s democracy
The Kiel school district’s closure of a Title IX investigation under pressure sends a ‘chilling message’ expert says. But some residents tell LGBTQ youth: ‘you are not alone.’
‘A hammer in search of a nail’: Wisconsin AG candidate prosecutes eligible voters for address snafus
Five voters are charged with fraud after they registered using their Fond du Lac UPS Store addresses; one critic calls it an ‘abuse’ of prosecutorial discretion
Deals Vince Biskupic made as a prosecutor and judge raise questions of fairness in Wisconsin’s justice system
As Outagamie County district attorney, Biskupic let potential defendants buy their way out of trouble. As a judge, he offered deals that fell in a ‘gray area’ of the law.
Wisconsin prosecutor campaigned on his record — but some high-profile cases had hidden flaws
One of Outagamie County District Attorney Vince Biskupic’s cases involved a rewritten police report; another, an exoneration.
‘They can bring so much’: Despite barriers, Afghan evacuees enrich Wisconsin’s workforce
Wisconsin is in a labor crunch. Evacuees and other immigrants can help — if they can navigate transportation and other obstacles.