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2016-01-12

Hansen: Walker's loan bill not good enough

A lawmaker says Governor Walker's student loan proposal would only help a small number of people. Democratic Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay wants to let people refinance their student loans, so they can get lower interest rates. A bill…

posted 2016-01-12 13:01 by WHBY

Another north side business robbed

Appleton police are investigating an armed robbery on the city's north side. Sgt. Dave Lund says officers were called to the Family Dollar in the 800 block of W. Wisconsin Avenue around 2:45 p.m. yesterday. He says the suspect threatened…

posted 2016-01-12 05:05 by WHBY

GOP unveils higher education bills

Governor Walker and Republicans are pushing a package of bills, dealing with higher education. Rep. Dave Murphy of Greenville says they hope to reduce the size of student loans that are being taken out, by giving the students more information.…

posted 2016-01-12 05:04 by WHBY

Family literacy program expands to Menasha

A family literacy program will now be available in the Menasha school district. Fox Valley Technical College put together Even Start for the Appleton district, and the classes are at the Community Early Learning Center in the downtown. Colette Kolb…

posted 2016-01-12 05:03 by WHBY

State paid $82 billion in taxes in 2015

People in Wisconsin paid about $82 billion in federal, state and local taxes last year. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance crunched the numbers, and he says about two-thirds of that went to the federal government. He says that…

posted 2016-01-12 05:02 by WHBY

Scheels donation gives YMCA boost

A more than half-million dollar donation is helping the fundraising effort by the YMCA of the Fox Cities. Scheels is contributing $513,000 toward the $9 million campaign. The YMCA is planning projects at four locations to renovate and expand some…

posted 2016-01-12 05:01 by WHBY

2016-01-11

Woman found dead outside G.B. bar

A woman was found dead, outside of a bar, on Green Bay's west side this morning. Police believe she died from exposure because of the weather. Officers went to Rendevous, in the 2900 block of W. Mason Street this morning.…

posted 2016-01-11 15:05 by WHBY

Cold not bringing more people to shelters

The frigid weather didn't lead more people to go to homeless shelters in the Fox Cities last night. Chris Lashock of Homeless Connections in downtown Appleton says 82 people are already staying there, and that's four over their capacity. He…

posted 2016-01-11 15:04 by WHBY

Frigid weather good for anglers

Today's frigid temperatures are an unwelcome arrival for many, but people who enjoy ice fishing aren't complaining. Scott Engel of the Otter Street Fishing Club says this kind of weather can make an inch-and-a-half of ice, each day. He says…

posted 2016-01-11 15:03 by WHBY

No guarantee of Wed. Powerball winner

A math professor from UW-Oshkosh says only 85 percent of the potential number combinations were sold for last Saturday's Powerball jackpot, there's no guarantee that someone will have the winning ticket, for Wednesday's drawing. Professor K.L.D. Gunawardena says the $1.4…

posted 2016-01-11 15:02 by WHBY

Panel reverses decision on open records

About five months after quietly making a change to the state's open records law, an obscure board plans reversed its decision today. The Public Records Board voted in August to exempt what are called "transitory records" from the law. Bill…

posted 2016-01-11 15:01 by WHBY

Burial mounds bill draws group's ire

Native American groups are speaking out against a bill that would make it easier for property owners to remove burial grounds that stand in the way of development. Mike Allen is the executive director of the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council.…

posted 2016-01-11 15:00 by WHBY

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