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2014-06-19

Wisconsin ranked 37th for job growth

The state ranked 37th in the country last year for private sector job growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the detailed figures today. Wisconsin's job growth rate was 1.2 percent, and that's lower than the national average of 2.1…

posted 2014-06-19 13:05 by WHBY

Former DA Grogan loses law license

A former Outagamie County district attorney lost his law license. The state Supreme Court is revoking Bill Grogan's law license. He was the district attorney in the 1980s, and his license had been suspended since 2011. The court went along…

posted 2014-06-19 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton bans gender identity discrimination

Appleton employers can't discriminate against someone based on gender identity, under a rule passed last night, by the city council. It also bans businesses from refusing someone service, because they are transgender. Appleton diversity coordinator Kathy Flores says that group…

posted 2014-06-19 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton to start downtown parking study

A company will take a close look at parking in downtown Appleton. The city council agreed to hire the Illinois-based Walker Parking Consultants to study the current and future demands. Public works director Paula Vandehey says they're going to sit…

posted 2014-06-19 13:02 by WHBY

AARP: State ranks 8th for long-term care

A group says Wisconsin is ranked eighth in the country for meeting the long-term care needs of the elderly and disabled. AARP spokeswoman Helen Marks Dicks says their survey focused on services that help people stay in their homes, instead…

posted 2014-06-19 13:01 by WHBY

Harley-Davidson unveiling electric motorcycle

A new Harley-Davidson motorcycle might not have its traditional rumble. The company is testing an electric prototype, and it reportedly sounds more like a jet engine. Harley-Davidson of Appleton owner Terry Doughty says he's interested to see the bikes. They'll…

posted 2014-06-19 13:00 by WHBY

Foremost Dairy project takes step forward

Plans for a development along the Fox River in Appleton are progressing. The city council agreed to a deal with Vetter Denk for the former Foremost Dairy site, last night. The firm wants to build about 90 apartments there. Community…

posted 2014-06-19 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton relaxes sidewalk cafe rules

More sidewalk cafes might be popping up outside of bars and restaurants in downtown Appleton. The city council changed the rules for the cafes last night. Businesses that serve alcohol won't need to have an employee outside, at all times,…

posted 2014-06-19 05:04 by WHBY

Walker reacts to minimum wage study

A study released this week shows the state could lose more than 16,000 jobs, if the minimum wage increases to $10.10 hour. The Wisconsin Restaurant Association paid for the report. It shows that most of those jobs would be in…

posted 2014-06-19 05:03 by WHBY

Catalpa drastically reduces therapy wait times

An 18-month-old mental health organization is drastically reducing wait times for children and teens to see a therapist. Catulpa Health CEO Lisa Kogan-Praska says a grant from U.S. Venture's Basic Needs Giving Partnership helped them add two therapists, and evaluate…

posted 2014-06-19 05:02 by WHBY

Marshals catch Philadelphia suspect in Appleton

The suspect in a sexual assault case in Philadelphia was arrested in Appleton. U.S. Marshals office caught Michael Young in the 200 block of S. Summit Street on Tuesday. They say he saw a woman walking along a sidewalk in…

posted 2014-06-19 05:01 by WHBY

Thompson calls obesity a disease

A longtime Wisconsin politician is trying to fight obesity. Former Governor Tommy Thompson is calling on Congress to recognize obesity as a disease. That would require Medicare to cover obesity treatments. Thompson says the country would save money in the…

posted 2014-06-19 05:00 by WHBY

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