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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 [...]

School choice advocates hope to build on gains

School choice advocates hope to build on gains

September 24, 2011

Beginning this fall, taxpayer money will help children move from public to private schools in Racine. But according to a nonpartisan group, expanding vouchers to Racine will add nearly $3 million to the state’s costs over the next two school years. Part three of three in a series.

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School choice big winner in state

School choice big winner in state

September 21, 2011

Dozens of Wisconsin political players have received millions of dollars from individuals and interest groups committed to promoting alternatives to public schools. Part two of three in a series.

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The selling of school choice

The selling of school choice

September 18, 2011

A vast and interconnected array of school choice proponents -- including the Walton family, heirs to the Walmart fortune -- is changing the face of education in Wisconsin. Part one of three in a series.

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Are choice schools better?

September 18, 2011

School choice proponents argue that private vouchers give students in troubled school districts the opportunity for a better education. But the numbers don’t always back them up.

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Emergency response often uncoordinated in post-9/11 era

Emergency response often uncoordinated in post-9/11 era

September 11, 2011

PART THREE OF THREE IN A SERIES The Center is exploring gaps in Wisconsin’s emergency preparedness to answer the question: A decade after 9/11, are we safer? A joint project of Gannett Wisconsin Media and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism PART ONE: A decade after 9/11 attacks, Wisconsin’s homeland security funding falls short Aug. 28, 2011. PART TWO: [...]

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Security after 9/11: 10 Years Later — Project Overview

Security after 9/11: 10 Years Later — Project Overview

September 11, 2011

In this collaborative project, the Center and Gannett Wisconsin Media explore the question: A decade after 9/11, are we safer? With a three-part series, regional stories from Gannett's newspapers, interactive multimedia and more.

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From ports to power plants, millions spent to avert state terrorism attacks

From ports to power plants, millions spent to avert state terrorism attacks

September 04, 2011

Federal funding to protect key infrastructure grew after the 9/11 attacks, but has declined as overall homeland security funding has dropped sharply in Wisconsin. That has forced a shift in strategy away from protecting sites to responding more effectively if man-made or natural disasters occur. Part 2 of 3 in the series "Security after 9/11: 10 Years Later."

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Backpage.com accused of facilitating sex trafficking

Backpage.com accused of facilitating sex trafficking

September 02, 2011

More than 50 cases of trafficking or attempted trafficking of minors on Backpage.com have been filed in 22 states in the past three years, says a letter from 45 attorneys general. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen declined to sign the letter, saying he has “a policy of not publicly announcing the details of ongoing investigations or publicly negotiating private sector cooperation.”

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