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Marijuana Inc.: Billions at Stake as States Move to Legalize Cannabis

By Parker Schorr for WisconsinWatch CHICAGO — The historic hub of black culture on the south side of Chicago called Bronzeville bears the marks of...

Pay-To-Stay, Other Fees, Can Put Jail Inmates Hundreds or Thousands in...

by Izabela Zaluska for Wisconsin Watch In 2011, Sean Pugh was arrested for allegedly violating terms of his release from prison. A year and a...

Fainting and freezing in the fields: Alleged labor trafficking victim tells...

By Alexandra Hall and Sarah Whites-Koditschek, Wisconsin Public Radio, for WisconsinWatch In 2016, “Roberto” legally came to the United States for the same reason many...

Advice to immigrants: ‘Do not mess with marijuana’ even where it...

By Ting-Chia Kan for Wisconsin Watch In late December 2017, Lisa Kum received a call from her husband, Sothy.  Sothy told Lisa to pick him up...

Blacks Arrested For Pot Possession at Four Times The Rate of...

During Wisconsin’s 2018 midterm election, which saw a record-breaking turnout, it was not the close gubernatorial race that motivated Milwaukee resident Marlon Rockett to...

Hard Road Ahead For Gov. Tony Evers’ Promise to Slash Wisconsin...

by Izabela Zaluska for Wisconsin Watch Gov. Tony Evers is considering enacting an obscure 30-year-old early release program and halting reincarceration of offenders for rule violations...

In Wisconsin, Users of Cannabis and CBD Are As Close As...

by Olivia Herken for Wisconsin Watch In a tiny room inside a hair salon in Viroqua, Wisconsin, two women gaze over a glass case. They...

“Haze” Abounds as Michigan Struggles to Regulate Recreational Cannabis

By Rachelle Wilson for Wisconsin Watch Matthew Abel’s law firm bank account was shut down twice. He had to temporarily change the name of his...

Lawmaker’s “Lonely Ship” Filling Up as Support for Legalizing Cannabis Grows

by Hibah Ansari, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Elected as state representative for the 48th Assembly District, Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, has been “legislating through...

Stuck in Detention: For Immigrants Without Lawyers, Justice is Hard to...

 by Natalie Yahr, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism It was nearly three hours before sunrise on a frigid October...
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