Reporter for the Gannett Wisconsin Media Investigative Team, which serves the state's 10 Gannett daily papers. I specialize in open records, data-based reporting and crime, though I've written about pretty much everything over the years.
Appleton Post-Crescent WIS-Wisconsin Public Salaries Section
Most Wisconsin county judges up for election this spring will run unchallenged, but the few contested races include an attorney fresh off a 60-day suspension and an incumbent who bailed out of the race without notifying state officials. About 80 percent of Wisconsin judicial races have been uncontested over the last decade, and this year is no different.
Which Wisconsin circuit court judges are the most knowledgeable of the law, the most even-tempered and the fairest in the state? And which are the least competent, most biased and quickest to anger? In an exclusive, unique survey, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin asked practicing attorneys throughout the state to score the county judges they have appeared before. It is the second such survey, following the 2015 edition as part of our WisconINjustice series.
"Black Americans still earn less than 73 percent of what white men make." Making the case for his election in a campaign email, gubernatorial hopeful Andy Gronik cited a racial pay gap as one reason Wisconsin needs new leadership. Before laying out his pledge to "fight for the rights of everyone in Wisconsin," Gronik highlighted a gap between the earnings of black and white workers.
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Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".