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The Watchdog Team built and maintains the newsroom's Data on Demand Web page, which hosts about three dozen searchable databases, including ones listing government salaries and serious nursing home violations. The Public Investigator Team has used laboratory testing to expose dirty beer taps in Wisconsin pubs and has mined restaurant inspection data to show that thousands of restaurants are going more than a year without an inspection. The reporters also used electronic data to determine that the vast majority of Wisconsin pediatricians were failing to conduct federally mandated lead screening tests for young children.
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