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2015-03-05

New life for expo center project

Plans for an expo center in downtown Appleton are back on. The city council agreed to buy the land for the proposed site on a 10-4 vote last night. The city would pay Outagamie County just over $2 million for…

posted 2015-03-05 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna weighs in on expo center vote

Appleton's mayor says there's a lot of work to do on the proposed expo center, but they're "in the game." Mayor Tim Hanna is reacting to last night's vote. He says they can't do the project without support from neighboring…

posted 2015-03-05 05:04 by WHBY

Agents bust marijuana ring

Two Menasha men face drug trafficking charges, after local agents say they busted a significant drug ring in the Fox Cities. Lt. Brad Dunlap is with the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit. He says at least 10 people were traveling…

posted 2015-03-05 05:03 by WHBY

Lawmaker questions Walker's security costs

A Democratic senator is questioning Governor Walker's use of state troopers for security when he goes on out-of-state trips. The governor has traveled to a number of states to speak to conservative groups, while he considers a run for president.…

posted 2015-03-05 05:02 by WHBY

Neenah's costs for 4K not finalized

Neenah school administrators have to wait to figure out how much it would cost to start four-year-old kindergarten next year. Ninety-five percent of districts around the state offer the program. Business services director Andrew Thorson says registration starts March 16.…

posted 2015-03-05 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-04

Abortion bill likely to face court challenge

If lawmakers pass a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks, they'll likely face a court challenge. Rep. Andre Jacque has worked on a number of pro-life bills in the past several years, but he says someone else would take…

posted 2015-03-04 13:05 by WHBY

Local union official weighs in on right-to-work

The right-to-work bill is expected to be on Governor Walker's desk by the weekend, and a local union is talking about how it could impact their members. Jim Clark is the welding coordinator for the Plumbing and Steamfitters Local 400,…

posted 2015-03-04 13:04 by WHBY

AAA opposes higher speed limit

A group is urging lawmakers to drop a proposal to raise highway speed limits to 70 miles an hour. An Assembly panel signed off on the bill yesterday, and the full Assembly could vote on it later this month. AAA…

posted 2015-03-04 13:03 by WHBY

Neenah schools project budget deficit

Budget projections from Neenah administrators show the school district could face a $1.4 million deficit for the next school year. Business services director Andrew Thorson says that's after they already identified $1.1 million in potential cuts. Thorson says under Governor…

posted 2015-03-04 13:02 by WHBY

G.C. may change town logo

Grand Chute leaders are going to start a "branding" initiative that would include a new town logo. Town Chair Dave Schowalter says their current one, featuring a silo, is outdated. He says they're hiring Cornerstone Communications to work on the…

posted 2015-03-04 13:01 by WHBY

Walker backs abortion ban after 20 weeks

If state lawmakers propose a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, Governor Walker says he'll sign it into law. Wisconsin Right to Life supports the rule. Executive director Heather Weininger says hopefully the governor's announcement will provide momentum, and a…

posted 2015-03-04 05:05 by WHBY

Cross urges smaller UW budget cut

The top official in the UW System wants lawmakers to reduce Governor Walker's proposed budget cut. The governor wants to take away $300 million in funding, in exchange for greater flexibility for the universities. President Ray Cross spoke during a…

posted 2015-03-04 05:04 by WHBY

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