Bigger, heavier and more frequent freight trains are now rolling through Central Wisconsin. Why? They’re hauling away Wisconsin sand, and it’s all due to the frack-sand industry. The Center for Investigative Journalism’s Taylor Chase has the story.
Tar sands oil and Lake Superior: potentially a dangerous combination? Then there’s all the usual green goop in the lakes here in town. Kate Golden tells us more.
Each month, the Monday Eight O’Clock Buzz checks in with the Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism for an update on their work to “protect the vulnerable, expose wrongdoing and seek solutions.” A third of all men in Wisconsin prisons and two thirds of incarcerated women have diagnosed mental illnesses. Many require a regular regimen of […]
Each month, the Monday Buzz brings you the latest from the Center for Investigative Journalism, which has adopted the credo “Protect the Vulnerable, Expose Wrongdoings, Seek Solutions.” On Monday, November 4, 2013, CIJ’s Money in Politics project director Bill Lueders talked to Brian Standing about GOP Congressman Reid Ribble’s break with Tea Party Republicans, the […]
As any high-speed rail enthusiast will tell you, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker holds a legendary disdain for federal funding. Recently, however, the governor has reversed course one such federal funding stream: aid for vocational training and rehabilitation for disabled workers. Last month, Walker announced that he would support SB 274, a bill introduced into the […]