Paul formerly served as staff reporter for Watchdog.org.

Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 23

By   /  December 28, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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In Wisconsin, if a dog decides your money it smells guilty the police can seize. Brown County is notorious for using dogs to legally pick people’s pockets.

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Lawmaker wants Wisconsin to publish information about crime in schools

By   /  December 18, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Rep. John Jagler wants parents to have facts about crime in Wisconsin schools. DPI isn’t sure facts would be as helpful, and prefers an approach involving “thinking holistically” about school problems.

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Bill would require Wisconsin schools to report every time they call police for help

By   /  December 7, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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State Rep. John Jagler wants Wisconsin schools to report every incident that requires them to call the police.

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‘There’s no scientific basis for it’: Wisconsin may stop treating kratom like a dangerous drug

By   /  December 3, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The Controlled Substances Board is considering reversing Wisconsin’s ban on kratom. “There’s no scientific basis for it,” said one board member.

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Voucher school wants to buy unused building; Milwaukee schools won’t sell

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Risen Savior Evangelical Lutheran School needs more space for it students. Three blocks away sits an unused public school building but MPS doesn’t want to sell it to growing voucher school.

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Banning kratom: Wisconsin treats a safe herbal supplement like a dangerous drug

By   /  November 26, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Science says kratom is a safe herbal supplement that gives some people an energy boost and helps others manage pain. Wisconsin law says it’s a drug as dangerous as heroin.

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