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Welcome to Daily Post, which we’ll produce Monday through Friday, featuring short enterprise pieces and summaries of full-length stories. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 A lack of urgency on Bills stadium There’s been talk lately from the Buffalo Bills and government officials that time is running out to decide on a new stadium for the team. […]


Top iPost story of the year

Readers voted Phil Gambini’s report on high levels of E. coli bacteria in local waterways at our top story of 2021. Blame it on the discharge of untreated sewage which is spewed into waterways after heavy rains.. Gambini reported: There’s a particular problem with the Black Rock Canal, popular with fishermen, the occasional swimmer and, […]


Vote for your favorite iPost story

We’ve been busy muckrakers this year.  We added two reporters, started an education beat, reinstated our environmental beat, reinvigorated our economic development coverage and produced a lot of enterprise reporting on the mayor’s race. As we do every year, we’re asking our readers to vote for their favorite Investigative Post story of 2021. Twelve stories […]


Voters speak out on Brown, Walton

This story was written by Jim Heaney based on interviews by Investigative Post reporters with 120 City of Buffalo voters. The interviews were conducted at 19 polling places, located in all nine Common Council districts. Three-quarters of the interviews took place on election day, the balance during early voting last week. Participating staff included Layne […]


Campaign Notes

Welcome to Campaign Notes, an election blog we update daily with news and intelligence on upcoming elections, including the mayoral race. Geoff Kelly, our government and politics reporter, writes most of the entries, with contributions from other Investigative Post reporters. Email Geoff with tips. Thursday, Nov. 4, 11:50 a.m. Heaney assesses election with with Susan Arbetter […]


Bar Association honors Investigative Post

The Bar Association of Erie County has selected Investigative Post as the recipient of its Media Award. Buffalo’s nonprofit investigative reporting center was among those honored  last week with a Law Day Award, bestowed on individuals and organizations who “have done extraordinary work in the Western New York community.” Over the past several years, Investigative […]


Politicians who keep their campaign cash


Top iPost story: Cost of police misconduct

The cost to city taxpayers of police misconduct — $11.9 million in legal settlements since 2015 — has been selected by readers as Investigative Post’s best story of 2020. The story by Phil Gambini cited 16 settlements that cost the city treasury up to $4.5 million to settle. Most involve excessive use of force or […]