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2014-10-16

Walkers raise awareness about white cane law

A group of about 20 people walked along a portion of College Avenue in downtown Appleton yesterday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the white cane law. It requires drivers to stop at least 10 feet from blind people, with…

posted 2014-10-16 05:02 by WHBY

2014-10-15

Poll: Race for governor a dead heat

A poll released this afternoon shows the race for governor remains extremely tight. The Marquette University law school poll has Governor Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke tied at 47% among likely voters. Among registered voters, Walker leads 48%-45%. That's…

posted 2014-10-15 13:05 by WHBY

Former mayor reacts to Menasha plan

Developers are proposing a six-story office and retail building in Menasha, and a former mayor believes it's another step forward for the downtown. Thom Ciske also worked at the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce after his time as the leader…

posted 2014-10-15 13:04 by WHBY

Budget work underway in Outagamie Co.

Property taxpayers in Outagamie County would see their tax bills climb a little bit, under the proposed budget for next year. County Executive Tom Nelson wants to increase spending by almost two percent. That would lead to a tax rate…

posted 2014-10-15 13:03 by WHBY

Watchdog critical of federal judge

The leader of a government watchdog group is accusing a federal judge of trying to write state laws, in Wisconsin. Jay Heck of Common Cause says Judge Rudolph Randa overstepped his authority yesterday. Randa ordered the state to stop enforcing…

posted 2014-10-15 13:02 by WHBY

Walker says no 'right to work' next session

Governor Walker says he will not support making Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Walker says if he's elected to a second term, he will specifically tell lawmakers not to pursue the issue. He also says he will not expand the collective…

posted 2014-10-15 13:01 by WHBY

Harris goes after Grothman on Medicare

A Democratic candidate for Congress is raising concerns about his opponent's stance on Medicare. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris will face Republican Senator Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport, on November 4. Harris says he's speaking out, because today is the first…

posted 2014-10-15 13:00 by WHBY

Downtown Menasha development unveiled

The site of the former Hotel Menasha, and a bank, could be home to a six-story office and retail building. Developers John Bergstrom and Kim Vanderhyden are proposing the $14 million to $19 million project, in downtown Menasha. Vanderhyden says…

posted 2014-10-15 05:05 by WHBY

Burke opposes gas sales tax

Governor Walker says creating a gas sales tax could help generate money for the state's transportation fund, but his Democratic challenger says it's not a good idea. Walker floated the idea, as a way to replace the current gas tax,…

posted 2014-10-15 05:04 by WHBY

Happ wants attention off specific cases

Both major political parties are targeting the opposing candidates in the race for attorney general, by highlighting specific cases. The Democrat on next month's ballot says they both should stop. Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ says they don't know…

posted 2014-10-15 05:03 by WHBY

Crash closes Little Lake Butte des Morts bridge

An accident on the Highway 10-441 bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts caused traffic delays for several hours yesterday. Police had to shut down the bridge, after a semi pushed some of the temporary concrete barriers into the oncoming…

posted 2014-10-15 05:02 by WHBY

Police: Unusual number of U.S. flags stolen

Appleton police are getting complaints about stolen American flags. Sgt. Dave Lund says they've received about a dozen calls so far this year. He says they heard about at least one more case, after posting a message about the problem…

posted 2014-10-15 05:01 by WHBY

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