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2015-02-20

Expert: Menominee tribe has legal options

The battle over a casino in Kenosha might move to a courtroom. UW-Madison law professor Richard Monette is an expert on tribal law, and he says the Menominee tribe has a number of possible ways to challenge Governor Walker's decision.…

posted 2015-02-20 05:05 by WHBY

Local jail programs will be a model

Counties across Wisconsin could soon implement alternatives to incarceration programs, similar to Outagamie County's. The National Institute of Corrections chose the county, and five others in the state, to serve as models. Outagamie County Judge John Des Jardins says it…

posted 2015-02-20 05:04 by WHBY

Woman charged with Shiocton burglaries

Investigators say burglaries at two Shiocton businesses may help them solve numerous other crimes in northeast Wisconsin. Outagamie County prosecutors are charging a 22-year-old Green Bay woman, in connection with the break-ins at the River Rail Bar and Grill, and…

posted 2015-02-20 05:03 by WHBY

Calls up again for Appleton fire crews

Appleton's fire department had a nearly nine percent increase in calls last year. Crews responded to almost 4,300 incidents, and two-thirds of them were for EMS. There were about 120 fires, and firefighter Joe Strauss says that's typical. He says…

posted 2015-02-20 05:02 by WHBY

Music festival to mark Kaukauna's 225th year

A Kaukauna group is planning a one-day music festival this summer to celebrate the city's 225th anniversary. Organizer Brian Schuh says the Electric City Experience will feature 225 performances on June 13. He says they'll be scattered throughout parks, bars,…

posted 2015-02-20 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-19

Walmart wage decision could impact others

By this time next year, Walmart employees will make at least $10 an hour, and an economics professor says that could lead other businesses to raise their base wages as well. Walmart plans to increase its starting pay to $9…

posted 2015-02-19 13:05 by WHBY

Lawmakers soften sanctions for failing schools

Lawmakers are looking for ways to make schools more accountable, but they might not force failing ones, to become independent charters. Assembly Republicans are softening their stance on that requirement. Governor Walker and Senate Republicans don't want to include any…

posted 2015-02-19 13:04 by WHBY

UW-Green Bay applications up from last year

More prospective students are applying to UW-Green Bay, for next fall's semester. So far, admissions figures are up seven percent, and freshman applications increased by 13 percent. That comes after preliminary numbers from the fall of 2014 showed a 7.5…

posted 2015-02-19 13:03 by WHBY

Huntley elementary getting new playground

The Appleton school district is teaming up with the city, on a playground project, on the northeast side. The city council unanimously approved a neighborhood improvement grant, for the equipment, at Huntley elementary school. Principal Kendra Vandertie says the district…

posted 2015-02-19 13:02 by WHBY

Economist: Mortgage rates to rise in 2015

Mortgage interest rates will probably go up this year. That's the feeling of economist Dave Clark of the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says as the economy continues its slow growth, there's pressure to raise mortgage rates. Clark says he doesn't…

posted 2015-02-19 13:01 by WHBY

Menominee tribe rallies at Capitol

Today is the last day for Governor Walker to change his mind on a proposed Menominee casino in Kenosha, and there are no signs that will happen. Several hundred Menominee tribal members rallied in at Capitol yesterday, protesting Governor Walker's…

posted 2015-02-19 05:05 by WHBY

3 call for council vote on expo center

Three members of the Appleton city council want their colleagues to take a stance on whether the proposed expo center project should move forward. Ald. Kyle Lobner says otherwise, city staff and consultants shouldn't be spending time on the proposal.…

posted 2015-02-19 05:04 by WHBY

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