Openness Report

The Wisconsin Openness Report, a weekly newsletter produced by the WNA, highlights coverage of public records, open meetings and First Amendment issues. If you’ve recently written a story about open government or free speech, please email us at Julia.Hunter@wnanews.com.

Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

MIDDLETON – The gunman who shot four people at a Dane County software company Wednesday was flagged as being a danger to co-workers and banned from having firearms more than a decade ago, new police records show. WTS Paradigm employee Anthony Tong was taken to a mental health hospital and barred from buying firearms 14…

UW-Whitewater chancellor didn’t notify campus of allegations against husband until months later

WHITEWATER – After a UW-Whitewater investigation concluded in June that Pete Hill, husband of Chancellor Beverly Kopper, had sexually harassed female employees, UW System President Ray Cross stripped him of his honorary role and banned him from campus. Kopper didn’t notify the public that her husband was no longer allowed on campus until last week, though. The announcement came just…