Posted inEconomy, Environment, Imperiled Shores

Imperiled Shores: A multimedia presentation

Wisconsin’s Great Lakes communities expect to spend $245 million in five years to protect shorelines as a climate ‘tug of war’ drives extreme shifts in water levels. Wisconsin Watch reporter Mario Koran explains the impact this has on lakeshore communities in this multimedia slideshow.

Posted inJustice & Safety, Justice Deferred

‘Skipping the middleman’: Defendants faced shifting demands in Outagamie County judge’s one-man drug court

The judge says it met a need, but the self-styled program lacked structure and meant longer punishments for some.

Posted inJustice & Safety, Justice Deferred

Judge’s rigorous collection of court-ordered debt atypical in Wisconsin — even in his own county

Outagamie County Circuit Judge Vincent Biskupic has held dozens of review hearings stretching over years to push defendants to pay overdue court costs