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‘Tracking Sheriff Clarke’ wins Chicago/Midwest Emmy

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Exclusives, Milwaukee, News, Politics, Television, Uncategorized, WITI | 0 comments

‘Tracking Sheriff Clarke’ wins Chicago/Midwest Emmy

You know you're telling an important story when... For me, the realization hit when a member of then-Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's entourage shoved me — twice — to keep me at arm's length from Clarke.

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Where’s Peggy West? County Supervisor Gets a Seat on Domes Task Force, Misses All 10 Meetings

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Exclusives, Milwaukee, Politics, Television, WITI | 0 comments

Where’s Peggy West? County Supervisor Gets a Seat on Domes Task Force, Misses All 10 Meetings

Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West has missed all 10 meetings of the county task force charged with charting a future for the Mitchell Park Domes, despite having pushed for the group's formation and holding a seat on it.

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Government reporting 101: Why I avoid the word ‘reform’

Posted by on Dec 17, 2017 in Jefferson City, Milwaukee, News, Politics, WITI | 0 comments

Government reporting 101: Why I avoid the word ‘reform’

With the Republican tax bill in the news for the past several weeks, I've gotten some questions about why I avoid calling it "tax reform." After all, some national TV outlets refer to the tax bill this way. A few newspapers, too. But it's a mistake for journalists to use "reform" to describe any public policy. To explain, let's look at the definition of the word.

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Clipped Wings: Inside My Reporter’s Notebook

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Business, Madison, Milwaukee, News, Television, WITI | 0 comments

Clipped Wings: Inside My Reporter’s Notebook

I followed the money in what was once Gov. Scott Walker's biggest jobs deal all the way to Minnesota, found out how quickly the arrangement had gone wrong, and explained how it was costing Wisconsin taxpayers.

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