Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

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Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

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Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Feb
23

Buffalo trade unions lagging in diversity

  Construction in Buffalo is booming. SolarCity. Children’s Hospital. The University at Buffalo Medical School. Taxpayer-funded projects like these are employing thousands of union construction workers. But the boom has resurrected concerns that the unions have made little progress over the past decade in diversifying their membership. While minorities make up 17 percent of Erie […]

Feb
10

Landfill with Love Canal legacy still poses danger

Varsha Kraus and her family fled their neighborhood in Love Canal in 1981 only to learn two years ago that its toxic waste had been dug up and buried in a landfill behind their subdivision in North Tonawanda. After insisting for 25 years that the closed landfill posed no significant health threat, state officials changed […]

Feb
10

Our Wheatfield landfill report on WBFO

Dan Telvock reports on how state authorities insisted for decades that a landfill in Wheatfield that has a Love Canal legacy posed no health risk to residents, but then changed their minds in December 2015 by deeming it a Superfund site. Meanwhile, neighbors report health problems and the state is ignoring recommendations made in 1989 […]

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Jan
26

Dan Telvock talks Scajaquada on WBFO

On WBFO’s Press Pass, Dan Telvock discusses his reporting on the badly polluted Scajaquada Creek and the efforts underway to restore it.

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