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2015-03-12

Lawmakers weigh in on handgun waiting period

One of the authors of a bill that would eliminate the state's 48-hour waiting period to buy a handgun believes the law can harm domestic abuse victims. Rep. Mary Czaja told a Senate committee yesterday that background checks only take…

posted 2015-03-12 05:02 by WHBY

Group rallies in support of Madison police

Supporters of the Madison police department rallied yesterday, several days after an officer shot a 19-year-old man. Tony Robinson was unarmed when he was killed, last Friday, on the city's eastside. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval stressed the importance of…

posted 2015-03-12 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-11

Appleton still trying to get trestles

After years of trying to acquire two railroad trestles in the Appleton flats, city officials hope to make progress soon. Community development director Karen Harkness says a deadline is looming, in May, to work out an agreement with the Canadian…

posted 2015-03-11 13:05 by WHBY

Apple grower concerned about early bloom

An apple grower in the state says he's keeping an eye on the warm weather, and the potential for cold temperatures to follow. Joe Fahey owns Peck and Bushel Fruit Company in Colgate, in southeast Wisconsin. He says they run…

posted 2015-03-11 13:04 by WHBY

WIAA girls basketball provides economic boost

The state girls basketball tournament tips off tomorrow, and it will bring in about $3 million to the economy in the Green Bay area. It's the third year that the WIAA is holding the three-day event at the Resch Center.…

posted 2015-03-11 13:03 by WHBY

PAC's 'Arts Alive!' series features 15 events

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will host 15 events during the upcoming season of the "Arts Alive!" series. President Maria Van Laanen says it includes an annual concert with the Fox Cities Symphony Orchestra. She says this year, Roseanne…

posted 2015-03-11 13:02 by WHBY

Watchdog group doesn't like 'John Doe' bill

There's a proposal to limit John Doe investigations in the state. Some Republicans want to stop prosecutors from using the secret process, to target possible political wrongdoing. A Senate committee is hosting a hearing on the bill today, at the…

posted 2015-03-11 13:01 by WHBY

PAC unveils upcoming season

Seven touring Broadway shows highlight the upcoming season at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. President Maria Van Laanen says it includes the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Kinky Boots. The musical will be at the PAC for…

posted 2015-03-11 05:04 by WHBY

Unions sue over right-to-work law

Some union leaders are trying to stop the state's right-to-work law. Governor Walker signed the bill on Monday, and yesterday the Wisconsin AFL-CIO and two local unions filed a lawsuit against it. They argue that the law unconstitutionally takes their…

posted 2015-03-11 05:03 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. following state budget

Outagamie County is paying close attention to various pieces of the proposed state budget. County lobbyist Mark Wadium says that includes possible changes to SeniorCare, Family Care, and other health and human services programs. He says they could have an…

posted 2015-03-11 05:02 by WHBY

Menasha district working on transgender policy

In the wake of a request from a student to make accommodations, the Menasha school district is working on a policy for transgender students. Sup. Chris VanderHeyden says they need to make sure they're not discriminating against anyone. He says…

posted 2015-03-11 05:01 by WHBY

UW-GB expert reacts to Madison cyber attack

A hacker group is claiming responsibility for an attack on the city of Madison's servers Monday night, in response to an officer-involved shooting of a 19-year-old man. A UW-Green Bay expert says it's difficult to guard against those kinds of…

posted 2015-03-11 05:00 by WHBY

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