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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!

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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!

    Wisconsin’s Medicaid postpartum protection lags most of the country

    Wisconsin’s Medicaid postpartum protection lags most of the country

    Wisconsin doctors say the state could help save lives by extending postpartum Medicaid coverage to a full year, as many states offer. But the Legislature again blocked an extension. By Rachel Hale of Wisconsin Watch
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    In fight over voter rolls, Wisconsin’s top judges can’t agree on sensitive data

    In fight over voter rolls, Wisconsin’s top judges can’t agree on sensitive data

    An unusual split in two Wisconsin Court of Appeals districts highlights growing partisan division in the judiciary. By Wisconsin Watch's Jack Kelly
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    10 guards, 900 inmates: Wisconsin prisons see dire results of ignored warnings

    10 guards, 900 inmates: Wisconsin prisons see dire results of ignored warnings

    An extreme shortage of guards at Wisconsin’s prisons slowed basic operations to a crawl. Inmates escaped, prisons locked down and conditions deteriorated. By New York Times Local Investigations Fellow and Wisconsin Watch reporter Mario Koran and Justin Mayo of Big Local News. Originally published on Feb. 2, 2024.
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    A Grand Chute police recruit alleged she was sexually assaulted. Days later she lost her job.

    A Grand Chute police recruit alleged she was sexually assaulted. Days later she lost her job.

    The Grand Chute police department didn’t seek an outside investigation for a case involving its own employee, yet invoked “victim rights” laws to resist disclosing details of the incident involving two other police recruits. By Wisconsin Watch's Jacob Resneck. Wisconsin Watch reporter Phoebe Petrovic contributed. This story was produced as part of the NEW (Northeast Wisconsin) News Lab.
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    Sheboygan recruit accused of sex assault had potential red flag

    Sheboygan recruit accused of sex assault had potential red flag

    A Sheboygan police recruit involved in an alleged sexual assault had been flagged as a suspected gang member in high school, but that information was not provided to an oversight board before he was hired. By Wisconsin Watch's Jacob Resneck. This story was produced as part of the NEW (Northeast Wisconsin) News Lab.
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    PayPal shielded donors who gave to Wisconsin-based health misinformation outlet

    PayPal shielded donors who gave to Wisconsin-based health misinformation outlet

    The charitable arm of PayPal, one of the world’s largest digital payment companies, facilitated $141,194 in anonymous donations between 2019 and 2021 to groups trafficking in COVID-19 misinformation, anti-vaccine content and hate, tax records show. By Phoebe Petrovic of Wisconsin Watch. Originally published on Oct. 27, 2023.
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