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2015-02-13

Abuse advocate raises issues over '50 Shades'

The head of a local domestic abuse shelter says she's concerned about the fascination with 50 Shades of Grey. Harbor House executive director Beth Schnorr says the book and movie glorify sexual violence. She says sometimes situations can seem consensual,…

posted 2015-02-13 15:01 by WHBY

Local Kiwanis help ISIS victim's family

A local chapter of the Kiwanis Club is helping the family of the relief worker killed while she was being held hostage by Islamic State terrorists. The death of Kayla Mueller was confirmed earlier this week. She was involved with…

posted 2015-02-13 15:00 by WHBY

Winter Parade of Homes gets underway

The Valley Home Builders Association is holding its winter Parade of Homes over the next two weekends. Executive vice president Christine Shaefer says it starts tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. She says people will be able to see the latest…

posted 2015-02-13 14:59 by WHBY

Sturgeon spearers prepare for opener

You'll hear plenty of chainsaws on Lake Winnebago today, as sturgeon spearers cut their holes in the ice for tomorrow's opening day of the spearing season. DNR sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs says water quality is pretty good over most of…

posted 2015-02-13 05:05 by WHBY

Group to focus on inclusiveness in area

A group will be making presentations across the Fox Cities next week to fight bullying, and promote an inclusive atmosphere. The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will be here from Monday through Saturday, as part of the "It Gets…

posted 2015-02-13 05:04 by WHBY

Walker responds to teacher's criticism

Governor Walker says criticism over his story about a teacher of the year being laid off is an attempt to distract people the positive impact of his collective bargaining law. Walker has mentioned Megan Sampson, a winner of an outstanding…

posted 2015-02-13 05:03 by WHBY

Big Brothers Big Sisters gets new office

A non-profit that pairs mentors with children is settling into a new location on Appleton's northeast side. Big Brothers Big Sisters moved its office to the 3300 block of N. Ballard Road. Executive director Greg Woller says it will give…

posted 2015-02-13 05:02 by WHBY

R3new joins DNR's Green Tier program

A local electronics recycling company is joining a program that honors businesses that go above and beyond the state's environmental regulations. The DNR added R3new, in the town of Menasha, to the Green Tier program. R3new operations manager Ernie Valeski…

posted 2015-02-13 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-12

Reserves wouldn't cover UW cuts

If Governor Walker's proposed cut to the UW System goes through, campuses could use some of their reserves to temporarily avoid making cuts. UW-Oshkosh would lose about $7.3 million in each of the next two years. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt says…

posted 2015-02-12 13:05 by WHBY

Walker open to extending UW tuition freeze

Governor Walker says he's open to extending a tuition freeze at the UW System, beyond the next two years. He says tying tuition hikes to inflation makes sense, but there's no specific proposal to do that. Tuition has been frozen…

posted 2015-02-12 13:04 by WHBY

Walker again punts on evolution question

Governor Walker again refused to say whether he believes in evolution. He took part in a conference call, with state reporters, from London, this morning. The governor first passed on answering the question yesterday, during a talk in London. He…

posted 2015-02-12 13:03 by WHBY

More adults dying from flu in state

The flu is contributing to the deaths of older people around the state. Tom Haupt of the department of health services says they don't track figures for adults, but the totals could run into the hundreds, if not higher. He…

posted 2015-02-12 13:02 by WHBY

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