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

Yahara beach closures highlight algae, bacteria threats statewide

Learn About Tableau 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 [...]

Outside groups heat up Senate race

Outside groups heat up Senate race

September 14, 2012

About $8 million in independent expenditures by outside groups were reported through Sept. 13, putting the Wisconsin Senate race in third place among federal elections this fall, behind only the presidential race and a Senate battle in Texas.

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Room to the right

Room to the right

August 29, 2012

When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney tapped U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate, the national spotlight aimed at Ryan’s conservative credentials. In this story, we check on Ryan’s report cards from national interest groups and compare his campaign contributions to his voting record.

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Realtors gave $1 million to state Club for Growth

August 29, 2012

Some WRA members bristled last year when it was revealed that the Alliance had given money to advocacy groups including Wisconsin Club for Growth. The latest report represents a dramatic increase in this support.

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Photo Gallery: Paul Ryan speaks to hometown crowd

August 27, 2012

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Frac sand boom creates thousands of jobs

Frac sand boom creates thousands of jobs

August 19, 2012

Currently, there are no official employment numbers for the state’s rapidly expanding frac sand industry. But the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, using job-site estimates developed by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, found that when existing mines and those being built are fully operating, the industry will employ about 2,780 people -- a sizeable number given the state’s overall luckluster job picture.

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Whooping cough on rise despite immunizations

Whooping cough on rise despite immunizations

August 17, 2012

Wisconsin has the nation’s highest rate of reported whooping cough cases in 2012. Through July 5, Wisconsin’s incidence of the disease was 50.7 per 100,000 persons, nearly 10 times the national average.

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Outside spending, ideological divide make Wisconsin’s GOP Senate primary a tossup

August 13, 2012

Thanks to $3.4 million in spending by outside groups and an ongoing ideological divide within the Republican Party, former Gov. Tommy Thompson — once the favorite — may not even make it through Tuesday’s primary.

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VP pick Ryan supported by insurers, Wall Street, health care

VP pick Ryan supported by insurers, Wall Street, health care

August 12, 2012

Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's pick for vice president, may be the face of the Tea Party favorite caucus in Congress. But big business interests have also contributed mightily to the budget chairman’s campaign, according to analyses from the nonpartisan political money trackers at MapLight.

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