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by Dan Telvock

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Jan
02

The top iPost story of 2021

Our best story of 2021, according to an online poll of readers, documented the contamination of local waterways by a nasty strain of bacteria. The waterways, polluted with E. coli, include the Black Rock Canal, the Buffalo River and Cazenovia Creek. Sewage overflows are the source of the problem, according to a report by Phil […]

Dec
23

iPost suit prompts release of stadium reports

Since August, Investigative Post has been pressing Kathy Hochul’s administration to release two studies related to a proposed new stadium for the Buffalo Bills.  The state’s response: We couldn’t possibly. The governor’s people told us the documents, “if disclosed, would impair present or imminent contract awards.” Our response: We filed a lawsuit seeking their release […]

Dec
12

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 […]

Dec
01

iPost sues to obtain Bills stadium studies

Investigative Post filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court today seeking the release of two studies that are central to negotiations involving a proposed new stadium for the Buffalo Bills. Both studies were commissioned by Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which is affiliated with the Bills, and shared with Empire State Development, the state’s primary economic […]

Nov
16

Double your money with a donation to iPost

This is an important time of the year for nonprofits, as it’s when they raise a lot of money that helps sustain and grow their operations. So it is for Investigative Post, as well. Donors who support us can be confident they’ll get a good bang for their buck. While we’re far from the largest […]

May
03

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 […]

Feb
04

iPost adds YouTube, Instagram and Reddit

Investigative Post has expanded our online presence to include a YouTube channel and two additional social media platforms to complement our presence on Facebook and Twitter. Our YouTube channel includes 42 videos, most of them stories produced since the spring for our partners at WGRZ. The channel includes a feature story, which typically will be […]

Jan
06

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 […]