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Dems discuss state budget hopes

Governor Walker will lay out his proposed budget tonight, and a number of Democrats are talking about what they hope is included. Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay says he wants to make sure policy items aren't in it. He…

posted 2015-02-03 05:03 by WHBY

Drug testing plan could be challenged

There are already plans to challenge one piece of Governor Walker's proposed budget. Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison says she doubts a drug-testing requirement for assistance programs is legal. The law would impact people receiving BadgerCare, food stamps, and other…

posted 2015-02-03 05:02 by WHBY

Teens to learn about leadership

More than 350 freshmen from 20 local high schools will be in downtown Appleton today, to take part in a teen symposium. United Way Fox Cities spokeswoman Nanci Micke says the annual event helps teach ninth graders how to make…

posted 2015-02-03 05:01 by WHBY


Murder charge dismissed in Plamann case

Prosecutors are putting a seven-year-old murder case, on hold. Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schneider asked a judge to dismiss a charge of first-degree intentional homicide, against Kandi Siveny. She says she plans to do the same, in the case…

posted 2015-02-02 13:05 by WHBY

List ranks Appleton 5th-best for affordability

Appleton ranks fifth on a website's list of the Best Affordable Places to Live in the country. Mayor Tim Hanna says considered costs and quality of life. The website pointed to the city's recreational opportunities and entertainment options, including…

posted 2015-02-02 13:04 by WHBY

Poll: Many not confident with retirement savings

A survey shows 88 percent of Wisconsin workers over 45 years old aren't confident that they have enough money for retirement. AARP also found that 59 percent don't get a pension plan from their employer, and 42 percent say there…

posted 2015-02-02 13:03 by WHBY

Group continues safe routes to school work

A local group will be busy this year, helping kids get more physical activity, and finding safe ways for them to bike or walk to school. Melissa Kramer-Badtke is the Safe Routes to School coordinator, for the East Central Wisconsin…

posted 2015-02-02 13:02 by WHBY

Toy train exhibit opens at railroad museum

A private collector is showing off some of his toy trains, in a new exhibit at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay. Executive director Jacqueline Frank says some of them are over 100 years old. She says they're showcasing…

posted 2015-02-02 13:01 by WHBY

Groundhog bites Sun Prairie's mayor

Sun Prairie's mayor got a little too close to the "critter of the hour" this morning. Jimmy the Groundhog bit Mayor Jonathan Freund's ear during the city's annual Groundhog Day celebration. Jimmy's handler was holding the animal next to Freund's…

posted 2015-02-02 13:00 by WHBY

Teen arrested for crime spree

Appleton police believe a 17-year-old boy robbed two gas stations, took a woman's purse at knifepoint, and stole a car. Officers arrested the teen Saturday night, after police say he showed a gun to a group of Lawrence University students…

posted 2015-02-02 05:05 by WHBY

WTA: UW System in for tough 2 years

The next two years could be very trying for the UW System. That's according to Todd Berry, the president of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Berry says Governor Walker's proposed $300 million funding cut over the next two years comes on…

posted 2015-02-02 05:04 by WHBY

School open enrollment starts today

The state's open enrollment period for public schools starts today. Appleton assistant superintendent Val Dreier says they typically receive more than 3,000 applications a year. About 400 students leave the district for other ones. Dreier says their Wisconsin Connections Academy…

posted 2015-02-02 05:03 by WHBY

Happy 4th of July Friday PhilCast show, as we take some time off on the legal holiday day. I'll…
posted by Philcast 15 hours ago
The Fourth of July marks our country's birthday.  On this day in 1776, the members of the Second Continental Congree…
posted by The Good Neighbor 22 hours ago
I really enjoyed interviewing Heimo on the Wednesday show. As promised, here is more info about the book that was…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago