Alan Hovorka, Center for Public Integrity

Alan Hovorka

Center for Public Integrity

Stevens Point, WI, United States

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Past articles by Alan:

Colorado makes it easier to vote while guarding against conspiracy theorists –

Colorado has continued to improve access to voting in the past two years, but advocates are urging an end to the state’s disenfranchisement of people who’ve been convicted of felonies. In a different time, small improvements in voting access in Colorado would seem “niche” to wider observers. But baseless accusations of widespread voter fraud spurred […] → Read More

‘I love Point with all my heart’: Ben Kollock, weeks after describing latest battle with cancer, dies at 34

Ben Kollock, 34, of Stevens Point, died Monday after his fourth battle with cancer, his wife, Katie, announced on his Facebook page. → Read More

PolitiFact | Democrat Evers didn’t give Wisconsin counties 'the green light' to defund police

Heading into November, look for Republicans to hammer Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on crime and police funding. Indeed, th → Read More

Stevens Point voters narrowly approved a road project referendum. What happens next?

In response to the vote, Mayor Mike Wiza plans to introduce a proposal to the city council Monday that would keep Business 51 four lanes. → Read More

Stimac wins race to become next Wood County clerk of courts

Kimberly Stimac won the Republican primary Tuesday for Wood County clerk of courts. The victory sets up an uncontested November election. → Read More

Stevens Point primary results: Rematch set in 71st Assembly District; Portage County sheriff advances

Here are the results for the 71st State Assembly District and Portage County sheriff's race in Tuesday's primary election. → Read More

Edgewater Manor in Stevens Point could come down in September, demolition will cost about $427k

Asbestos removal and demolition of Edgewater Manor in Stevens Point could start in September. → Read More

Stevens Point voters approve road project referendum by 31 votes

By a razor-thin margin, Stevens Point voters on Tuesday approved a referendum that will fundamentally change how the city conducts road projects. → Read More

5 things to know about the Stevens Point road project referendum ahead of the Aug. 9 election

Stevens Point voters will be asked if an ordinance should be created to require the city to put road projects costing over $1 million to public vote. → Read More

Friday rains caused 165,000 gallons of diluted sewage water to spill into the Wisconsin River

The city's wastewater plant leader said any threat from Friday's spill for those recreating on the river is over now. → Read More

Gov. Tony Evers names Cass Cousins as Portage County district attorney

Cass Cousins previously served as an assistant district attorney from 2011 to 2018. → Read More

Park Ridge fire chief says the Village Board didn't do enough to maintain the Fire Department

The Village Board could make a decision on the long-term future of the department at the end of summer. → Read More

Park Ridge Fire Department to 'effectively dissolve' Friday. Stevens Point agrees to short-term contract.

The village of about 500 people faces a series of difficult decisions in the coming months. → Read More

New Wisconsin Rapids library director ready to tackle staff concerns, budget challenges

The new McMillan Memorial Library director will face a difficult budget year and promoting use of the library's $2 million renovated spaces. → Read More

Stevens Point sets marijuana possession fines at $5, joining other large cities in further decriminalization

The move also raised the amount of marijuana that people 18 years and older can possess from 5 grams to 25 grams under the $5 fine. → Read More

Police push back on plan to lower marijuana fines to $5 in Stevens Point as proposal heads to vote next week

Local law enforcement, however, floated the idea of requesting criminal charges again should the ordinance pass. → Read More

The state is reviewing the second Saratoga Solar Project. Here's what we know.

The second solar project could come online at the end of 2024. The first, Wood County Solar, is expected to start making power this fall. → Read More

Stevens Point considers dropping marijuana fines to $5, which would 'effectively legalize' cannabis, supporter says

The proposal would lower the penalty to $5 plus court fees for possession of up to 25 grams of marijuana. → Read More

Wausau election roundup: 23rd and 29th state Senate seats up for grabs this fall

Primary races will be held in August for the 23rd and 29th senate districts and Marathon County clerk of courts. The general election is Nov. 9. → Read More

New historical society tours in downtown Stevens Point marks new era in local history

The new tours run weekly through Labor Day. → Read More