Erik Gunn, Wisconsin Examiner
Deputy Editor Erik Gunn reports and writes on work and the economy, health policy and related subjects, for the Wisconsin Examiner. He spent 24 years as a freelance writer for Milwaukee Magazine, Isthmus, The Progressive, BNA Inc., and other publications, winning awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, beat coverage, business writing, and commentary. An East Coast native, he previously covered labor for The Milwaukee Journal after reporting for newspapers in upstate New York and northern Illinois. He's a graduate of Beloit College (English Comp.) and the Columbia School of Journalism. Off hours he is the Examiner's resident Springsteen and Jackson Browne fanboy and model railroad nerd.
Federal judge orders Enbridge to shut down Line 5 in three years, pay tribe $5 million
By: Erik Gunn, Wisconsin Examiner - June 20, 2023
Enbridge Inc. must shut down its Line 5 pipeline within three years and pay more than $5 million in profits to the Chippewa Indians Bad River Band, a federal judge in Madison ruled Friday. Judge William Conley reaffirmed his September 2022 ruling upholding the tribe’s claim that Enbridge has been trespassing on its land since […]
COVID lawsuits push doctors to provide substandard care
By: Erik Gunn, Wisconsin Examiner - June 3, 2022
An appeals court ruling last week blocked a court order that could have required a hospital to go against its own protocols and provide a COVID-19 patient with a widely discredited and ineffective treatment. But the fact that the original order was ever issued points to a remarkable development at the crossroads of law, medicine […]
What if the government filled out your tax form for you?
By: Erik Gunn, Wisconsin Examiner - April 15, 2022
As midnight approaches on Monday, countless Americans will be ready to finally hit the send button on their computers to get their federal and state tax forms on their way to Uncle Sam. They’ll do that after having spent days pulling together receipts and forms, having shelled out money for computer software to help them […]