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2014-10-17

Ribble wants Ebola travel ban, Congress to act

A northeast Wisconsin congressman is calling for stronger action to deal with the Ebola outbreak. Congressman Reid Ribble sent House Speaker John Boehner a letter yesterday, calling for an emergency session to address the problem. The Sherwood Republican wants to…

posted 2014-10-17 05:04 by WHBY

Campaign referendum on some ballots

Voters in four communities will weigh in on whether they think the U.S. Constitution should be amended to limit campaign donations. The advisory referendum will be on the November 4 ballot in Appleton, Green Bay, Neenah and Menasha. It's in…

posted 2014-10-17 05:03 by WHBY

Richmond St. interchange opening today

The construction barrels will be gone from the Richmond Street interchange, along Highway 41, sometime today. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says crews finishing their work. He says they raised the overpass, to meet current standards, and widened the bridge, to…

posted 2014-10-17 05:02 by WHBY

G.B. police bust business for underage sales

Green Bay police say 32 percent of the businesses that they targeted in a recent alcohol compliance check sold alcohol to underage customers. Of those that failed, 42 percent checked the person's ID. The remaining 58 percent didn't look at…

posted 2014-10-17 05:01 by WHBY

2014-10-16

State added 8,400 private jobs in Sept.

Preliminary numbers show the private sector in Wisconsin added 8,400 jobs in September. The department of workforce development released the totals today. The unemployment rate was down 0.2 percent, to 5.5 percent. The latest totals show, for the year, the…

posted 2014-10-16 13:05 by WHBY

Race for governor likely tight to the end

The race for governor could come down to the wire and the director of the Marquette University law school poll says both candidates have issues that give them momentum. Political science professor Charles Franklin says the latest poll shows that…

posted 2014-10-16 13:04 by WHBY

Habitat plans for Pierce site progressing

There's more progress, in the plans to turn the site of a former Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton into 13 homes. Habitat for Humanity wants to build the single-family houses, and the city council agreed last night to divide the…

posted 2014-10-16 13:03 by WHBY

Transportation fund referendum on ballot

There's a proposed constitutional amendment on the November 4 ballot, dealing with state transportation funding. The referendum asks whether to ban lawmakers from taking money from the transportation fund, and using it to pay for other programs. Dale Knapp is…

posted 2014-10-16 13:02 by WHBY

Youth scholarships available from Mile of Music

A promotion during last August's Mile of Music festival in Appleton will provide three youth music scholarships. Tundraland Home Improvement set up a specially designed shower display, in the lobby of the Radisson Paper Valley hotel. About 250 people helped…

posted 2014-10-16 13:01 by WHBY

Technology improves vision tests for kids

New technology is making it easier for kids to get an eye exam. The Appleton school district is using a Spot Vision camera for its vision screenings, for 4-K students. The Appleton Noon Lions Club sponsors that program, and paid…

posted 2014-10-16 13:00 by WHBY

Council seeks costs for SWAT vehicle

Appleton police will have to lay out the long-term costs of the department's military-style SWAT vehicle. The city council voted 10-3 last night, to ask for that information, within 45 days. Members also voted down a request to look into…

posted 2014-10-16 05:05 by WHBY

Railroad fixing crossings in Appleton

A few years after Appleton leaders called on a railroad company to make some repairs, at several crossings, Canadian National crews are getting to work. Public works director Paula Vandehey says the company is fixing the crossing at Appleton and…

posted 2014-10-16 05:04 by WHBY

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