Investigations

Exposés, reports
and analysis.

Outrages & Insights

Muckraking blog
by Jim Heaney

GreenPost

Environmental blog
by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

Apr
25

Council lacks initiative, independence

The good news: Buffalo’s Common Council doesn’t busy itself passing resolutions honoring people, be they dead or alive. But like the Erie County Legislature, the Council passes few laws and makes few changes to the executive branch’s spending plans, including the chronically troubled Community Development Block Grant program. The Council’s track record the past few […]

Apr
22

A buzz in Buffalo

A secret network of beekeepers in Buffalo has developed. Well, it’s no secret now after this report from Grist. The city doesn’t have laws that prohibit beekeeping at a time when towns, cities and counties across the country are changing rules to be more bee friendly while also protecting neighbors.

Apr
14

‘Big victory’ for Buffalo water quality

The Buffalo Sewer Authority will spend $380 million on upgrades to its century-old sewer system over the next 20 years that will drastically reduce the amount of raw sewage and untreated stormwater flowing into the Niagara River and its tributaries. The authority agreed to the improvements under pressure from the Environmental Protection Agency, which determined […]

Jan
22

Telvock talks Asian carp with WLVL

Investigative Post environmental reporter Dan Telvock discusses the dangers of an Asian carp invasion in the Great Lakes, what’s being done to stop it and how much it could cost, with Tim Schmitt of WLVL’s “Stuck in the Middle.”

Nov
20

Major jobs boost for Buffalo

It was nearly two years ago when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to invest $1 billion┬áto revitalize the Buffalo area economy. Not much of that money has been earmarked so far, but that will change Thursday morning when the governor is scheduled to come to town to announce what is shaping up as the […]

Nov
07

NY Times take on West Side revival

An outside perspective on the slow but steady comeback of a neighborhood thanks to a “D.I.Y., roll-up-your-sleeves community-building ethos.”

Oct
07

Heaney talks elections, environment with WBFO

Editor Jim Heaney talks about two stories he and Dan Telvock have broken the past 10 days on Investigative Post. A conversation with WBFO’s Eileen Buckley on Press Pass.

Sep
26

City of Apathetic Voters

Voter turnout has dropped by two-thirds over the past nine Democratic primaries for Buffalo mayor. Turnout is also lower for Common Council and School Board races. Jim Heaney reports on how and why city voters have stopped showing up at the polls. An expanded version will be published in The Buffalo News on Sunday.