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Posted inCoronavirus Coverage, Government, Health & Welfare, Narrow Margin

Wisconsin’s pandemic election: Long waits, face masks as voters go to polls

Wisconsin’s election during the coronavirus pandemic was marked by lines of voters stretching for blocks on Tuesday in Milwaukee and frustration that some residents — many wearing face masks or respirators — were forced to choose between risking their health and relinquishing their right to vote.

Posted inThe Cannabis Question

Behind the story: What Wisconsin Watch learned in its 2019 marijuana investigation

Legalization in Wisconsin still faces many hurdles, including opposition from top GOP leaders. But our series, The Cannabis Question, provided crucial fodder for this public debate. News outlets across the country picked up these stories 433 times, reaching an estimated audience of 5.3 million people.

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Training the next generation of investigative journalists is core to our mission at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

We work closely with students in classroom settings, internships, fellowships and freelance assignments to produce stories of importance to residents of Wisconsin.