Vote for best Investigative Post story of 2017

Investigative Post produced another bumper crop of hard-hitting stories in 2017. The best ones? We’ll leave that up to you readers to decide.

Dan Telvock continued his relentless coverage of lead poisoning in Buffalo’s inner-city, radioactive contamination in Niagara County and pollution along Scajaquada Creek. Charlotte Keith exposed yet more wrongdoing and broken promises involving the Buffalo Billion. Daniela Porat documented abuse and other shortcomings in the Buffalo Police Department.

Investigative Post Editor Jim Heaney selected 10 stories for consideration as the best of 2017. They include, in no particular order:

Now, it’s your turn. Vote in the poll below for your top story among the candidates listed immediately above.

Which was your favorite story of 2017?

  • Buffalo police who cross the line (Strike Force) (22%, 12 Votes)
  • Entrepreneurs take state grants and flee WNY (43North) (16%, 9 Votes)
  • A threat to Scajaquada Creek - and neighbors (13%, 7 Votes)
  • Upstate job growth sluggish despite massive subsidies (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Failing kids with lead poisoning (11%, 6 Votes)
  • Perks of LPCiminelli’s Buffalo Billion contract (11%, 6 Votes)
  • IBM another Buffalo Billion letdown (9%, 5 Votes)
  • City Hall slow to enforce lead measures (4%, 2 Votes)
  • Scant oversight of Buffalo police (2%, 1 Votes)
  • City Hall ignoring police mandate (accreditation) (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 55

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You’re permitted to vote only once. We’ll post the results the first week of January.

So, what do you think our best story of the year is?