All about algal blooms

Project: Murky Waters
The Capital Times and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism collaborated on this four-part series to examine threats to the quality of the Madison area’s spectacular lakes, and ambitious new efforts that seek to improve them. Researchers around the world are watching our lakes in hopes of adapting these lessons to troubled bodies of [...]

Lake experiments explore roles of fish, computers, alum and more

Project: Murky Waters
The Capital Times and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism collaborated on this four-part series to examine threats to the quality of the Madison area’s spectacular lakes, and ambitious new efforts that seek to improve them. Researchers around the world are watching our lakes in hopes of adapting these lessons to troubled bodies of [...]

Project: Murky Waters
Project: Murky Waters

“There are no trends in the lakes. The lake water quality is not getting better. It’s not getting notably worse. It’s as if the interventions we’re doing are just holding the line, running in place like the red queen in Alice in Wonderland.”

A four-part collaborative series examining threats to the quality of the Madison area’s spectacular lakes, and ambitious new efforts that seek to improve them.

Yahara beach closures highlight algae, bacteria threats statewide
Yahara beach closures highlight algae, bacteria threats statewide

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Murky Waters: Part 1
Today The Capital Times and Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism proudly launch “Murky Waters,” a four-part series examining threats to the quality of the Madison area’s spectacular lakes, and ambitious new efforts that seek to improve them. Researchers around the world are watching our lakes in hopes of adapting these [...]

GOP has edge in fall elections

Could this be an opportunity for minority Democrats to make major gains, maybe even retake control? The pundits are shaking their heads.

Money & Politics columns
Money & Politics columns

Weekly commentary from Bill Lueders, Money & Politics Project director.

Sen. Schultz exits, shaking his head

Schultz, a Republican who is stepping down after 32 years in the Legislature, most as a state senator, is dumbfounded: “Who’d have ever thought you’d be at a Republican function and have to defend Abraham Lincoln?”

Big money backfires in local races

One day before the U.S. Supreme Court opened new spigots of campaign cash, well-funded groups seeking to sway elections in two northern Wisconsin counties, Polk and Iron, inadvertently drove home another point: Throwing money into the process can hurt as well as help.

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