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2015-01-29

Menominee considers legal options for casino

Menominee tribal leaders are considering legal action, after Governor Walker rejected their proposed casino, in Kenosha. Crystal Chapman-Chevalier is the tribe's vice-chair. She says Menominee leaders are in Washington D.C. today, to explore their options. She says the federal government…

posted 2015-01-29 13:05 by WHBY

UW leaders react to Walker's comments

Administrators from around the UW System are reacting to Governor Walker's comments on faculty workload. The governor suggested yesterday if all professors taught one more class, each semester, that would take care of much of the proposed $300 million cut.…

posted 2015-01-29 13:04 by WHBY

UW System leader calls for cost-saving steps

In the wake of Governor Walker's plan to cut funding for the UW System, the top administrator is calling for cost-saving moves. System President Ray Cross is putting an immediate moratorium on hiring non-essential state funded positions, raises, promotions, and…

posted 2015-01-29 13:03 by WHBY

3 found in car during homeless count

Local homeless advocates searched parking lots, beneath overpasses, and in other areas last night, looking for people sleeping outside. Chris Lashock of Homeless Connections says they found a family of three, in a car. Homeless Connections holds an overnight count…

posted 2015-01-29 13:02 by WHBY

Fox Cities sets record for lack of big snowstorm

The Fox Cities and Green Bay haven't seen a winter storm drop at least six inches of snow so far, this winter, and that's a record. Meteorologist Jeff Last is with the National Weather Service office, in Green Bay. He…

posted 2015-01-29 13:01 by WHBY

Assessment rebate idea hits snag

The idea of offering rebates or something to Appleton property owners, if they recently paid a special assessment to rebuild a street, was dealt a blow yesterday. Alds. Jeff Jirschele and Chris Croatt want city staff to look at options,…

posted 2015-01-29 13:00 by WHBY

Salvation Army meets fundraising goal

The Salvation Army Fox Cities reached its annual fundraising goal. The non-profit extended its campaign into the start of the new year, in hopes of collecting $1.2 million. Spokesman Robb Waugus says they were about $30,000 short, after the totals…

posted 2015-01-29 12:59 by WHBY

Excel Driving Center closes

A drivers education company that has locations in the Green Bay area closed its doors. Excel Driving Center notified the DMV of the decision. The state agency is notifying other driving schools to come up with options, so students can…

posted 2015-01-29 12:58 by WHBY

Pope not coming to G.B. area

A stop in Green Bay is not on Pope Francis's itinerary for his trip to the U.S. in late September. The pope will be in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. A group from northeast Wisconsin sent petitions to…

posted 2015-01-29 05:05 by WHBY

Prof reacts to Walker's planned visits

A political science professor believes Governor Walker will have a pretty good sense, within a few months, on whether it's worth making a run for president in 2016. The governor said yesterday that he's going to travel to more of…

posted 2015-01-29 05:04 by WHBY

Lawmakers make last-ditch casino push

A group of lawmakers tried to make a late push to get Governor Walker to take a longer look at the proposed Kenosha casino. Ten Republicans and Democrats sent a letter to the governor yesterday. The governor says he can't,…

posted 2015-01-29 05:03 by WHBY

VT ridership bounces back from slow start

Valley Transit ended 2014 with slightly fewer riders, compared to the year before, but bus system officials say there's reason for optimism. Spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says the frigid weather last winter led to a 15 percent drop in ridership, at…

posted 2015-01-29 05:02 by WHBY

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