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  • News 8 Investigates: Government Oversight

    This entry is a "follow the money trail" report on questionable spending by city government on a significant building project.
  • Immaculate Deception

    Raymond Burke, named Archbishop of St. Louis in December, 2004, managed to hide the history of sexual misconduct by three priests in his former diocese, La Crosse, Wisconsin. In one case he paid off a victim but refused to refer her case to the diocese's Child Sexual Abuse Review Board. In another case, a victim was offered a meeting with Bishop Burke regarding her alleged abuse only if she would agree to keep the matter private.This story names three priests who were abusers and who had never been publicly identified before.
  • Doing Well by Doing Good?

    "ORC Industries of La Crosse, a not - for- profit corporation that makes apparel for the Department of Defense, has given its president an extremely generous compensation and retirement package while paying its largely - disabled workforce a sub-minimum wage. The first story revealed that ORC's president received $375,000 in 2001. The third story revealed that the president received $625,000 in 2002, and that the board set up a $1 million retirement account for her. The stories also explained how ORC industries leases real estate from its president at above - market rental rates.
  • Sunny Tax Days are Over

    The La Crosse Tribune conducts an analysis of Lacrosse County tax records and finds that despite a tax break and two year of declines, the county's total tax levy is higher than in 1995.
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    La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune finds that while La Crosse property tax levies were the highest among the state's 20 largest school districts, the district's administration does not keep a tight rein on how money is spent; the district could have saved $100,000 by exempting itself from construction sales taxes but employees did not want to fill out the necessary paperwork, 1992. * WI
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    La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune series investigates criminal abuses of Cuban refugees at the Fort McCoy, Wis., resettlement center; the abuses include assault, theft and harassment and are carried on by Cuban refugee security patrols while U.S. government officials ignore them.