Posted inEconomy, Government, News about Wisconsin Watch

Calls for more transparency, entrepreneurship as Ho-Chunk Nation envisions an economy beyond gaming

The Ho-Chunk Nation has a bright economic future, ripe with prospects to diversify its economy beyond gaming. That’s if the tribal government more clearly communicates with citizens and opens space for entrepreneurs and private companies to invest in tribal communities, Ho-Chunk officials and citizens said during a Wisconsin Watch event held on May 12. 

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 inGovernment, Narrow Margin

Jubilation and outrage: How Wisconsinites reacted to news of Joe Biden’s presidential victory

On November 7, as media organizations announced that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, were the winners of the 2020 election, Wisconsinites gathered together to both celebrate and lament the results. In Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin Watch staff captured scenes of both jubilation and solemn resolve.

Posted inJustice & Safety

‘Juneteenth Day, it’ll never die’: Wisconsin celebrates Black freedom, resilience during nationwide push for justice

Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom, resilience and Black ancestry. It is also a time to reflect on how to push against ongoing injustice. Wisconsin Watch photographer Will Cioci spent the day in Milwaukee to capture images and voices of people participating in the holiday.