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Nov
09

IBM another Buffalo Billion letdown

Bringing IBM to Buffalo was meant to create good-paying jobs and develop a technology hub downtown. Three years ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state would spend $55 million on equipment and office space for the company to set up a “center for cutting-edge software development.” In exchange, IBM and its partners agreed to […]

Nov
08

Failing kids with lead poisoning

Sherry Slaper was at wit’s end trying to help her lead poisoned daughter. She followed the orders of the Erie County Health Department by painting over the lead paint on her window sills and staircase, throwing away cheap Chinese toys that can contain traces of lead and obsessively cleaning her Kaisertown apartment. But her daughter’s […]

Nov
07

Testing to get the lead out

The crisis in Flint, Mich., put a spotlight on the risks of lead in drinking water. The public water supplies in Buffalo and surrounding areas are not facing the same problems as Flint. Nonetheless, lead still poses a risk here because of our old infrastructure and housing stock. In fact, experts say there is always […]

Nov
07

Keith talks 43North on WBFO

Investigative Post reporter Charlotte Keith discusses her recent story on the state-funded 43North business plan competition on WBFO’s Press Pass.

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Nov
05

iPost event to consider media under Trump

A lot has been made about President Trump’s attacks on the press, but politicians have been acting to thwart reporters and undermine the public’s right to know long before the president took office. The challenges confronting the press will be the topic of a Dec. 4 panel discussion at Big Ditch Brewing Co. hosted by […]

Nov
03

Buffalo lawmakers seek to contain reporters

We recently announced an event that will explore how hostile government officials at the federal, state and local level have become to the press, and by extension, the public’s right to know. As if on cue, Darius Pridgen and his colleagues on the Buffalo Common Council underscored that hostility Friday by announcing steps intended to […]

Oct
27

Podcast: Sarah Cohen on local reporting

This week’s podcast features the keynote address given by Sarah Cohen at Investigative Post’s annual benefit dinner Oct. 19. Cohen, who was part of a team at The Washington Post that won a Pulitzer Prize, and later an editor at The New York Times, focused her remarks on local news and investigative reporting. “The chaos […]

Oct
19

Sarah Cohen talks journalism on WBFO

Pulitzer Prize winner Sarah Cohen, late of The New York Times, talks with WBFO about investigative reporting. Cohen, now a Knight chair in data journalism at Arizona State University, is keynote speaker at tonight’s benefit dinner hosted by Investigative Post.