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Harassment payoffs

Reporters mined the records to find more than two dozen settlements paid by state taxpayers to public employees who complained of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Unsafe conditions

The Wisconsin State Journal broke news that Winnebago Mental Health Institute, where Madison-area police take many mentally ill people, had been cited by federal watchdogs for violating safety rules.

Questionable policy

After the newspaper reported online that the Madison School District intended to deny School Board members' requests for district information, the plan was quickly dropped.

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Wisconsin state employee salaries

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Enough already on Judge Doyle Square saga.

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