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The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that reports on government accountability and quality of life issues, like education, the economy and the environment. It’s more important to us to get the story right than it is to be first and we believe in collaborating, not competing, with other news outlets. Not only can you find our stories on WisconsinWatch.org, but we give all of our reports away for free to hundreds of other news organizations.
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The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that reports on government accountability and quality of life issues, like education, the economy and the environment. It’s more important to us to get the story right than it is to be first and we believe in collaborating, not competing, with other news outlets. Not only can you find our stories on WisconsinWatch.org, but we give all of our reports away for free to hundreds of other news organizations.
We are excited to start sharing our reports in audio form and you can find them wherever you get your podcasts!

    Pandemic support fading for 1 in 12 Wisconsinites who were food insecure

    Pandemic support fading for 1 in 12 Wisconsinites who were food insecure

    "Wisconsin Watch’s Erin Gretzinger and other members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison investigative spring reporting class explore the history and state of hunger in Wisconsin, including the cumbersome government FoodShare program and efforts to increase the quality and accessibility of food through Wisconsin Watch's new series called 'Beyond Hunger'.
    " Originally published on July 21st, 2022.
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    What should I do about PFAS in my water?

    What should I do about PFAS in my water?

    Wisconsin Watch's Bennet Goldstein reports solutions regarding dealing with harmful PFAS increasingly being detected nationwide, including Wisconsin in a compregensive guide. Originally published on November 21st, 2022.
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    Evers beats Michels for Wisconsin governor; Johnson defeats Barnes in U.S. Senate race

    Evers beats Michels for Wisconsin governor; Johnson defeats Barnes in U.S. Senate race

    Wisconsin Watch reports on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers beating Republican challenger Tim Michels, while GOP U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson wins re-election bid against Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes. Originally published on November 8th, 2022.
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    Security seals and documentation: The life cycle of Wisconsin election ballots

    Security seals and documentation: The life cycle of Wisconsin election ballots

    In our recent installment Democracy on the Ballot series, Wisconsin Watch's Matt Mencarini reports about the step-by-step process a ballot goes through from creation to the four to five minutes it spends with a voter to eventual destruction. The process with its checks and balances seems mundane but has become all the more important for the public to understand as disinformation about elections spreads. Originally published on November 4th, 2022.
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    Many in Wisconsin GOP drop ‘stop the steal’ talk, play up inflation, crime

    Many in Wisconsin GOP drop ‘stop the steal’ talk, play up inflation, crime

    Wisconsin Watch reporter Matthew DeFour found that at least 22 Republicans with a good chance of winning their Assembly races have cast doubt on the 2020 election — with some even pushing to overturn the results. But as the 2022 midterm election draws near, most Republicans, especially in close races, aren’t even talking about “election integrity,” focusing instead on hot-button issues such as inflation and crime. Originally published on November 2nd, 2022.
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    Two couples sue former UW child abuse doctor for alleged misdiagnoses

    Two couples sue former UW child abuse doctor for alleged misdiagnoses

    Wisconsin Watch's Hope Karnopp continues our coverage of Dr. Barbara Knox who has now been sued for wrongful child abuse diagnoses by two sets of parents in Alaska, where she headed the state’s child abuse forensic clinic. Knox, who now works as a child abuse pediatrician at the University of Florida, was placed on administrative leave at the UW and Alaska CARES amid complaints from co-workers in both places of bullying. Originally pubished on August 27th, 2022.
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