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Voter ID won't be enforced until next year

The first scheduled election where voters will have to show a photo ID, won't be until February of next year. A local clerk says that's more than enough time to educate people. Appleton City Clerk Dawn Collins says yesterday's decision…

posted 2015-03-24 05:04 by WHBY

State predicts 20% voter turnout April 7

There's an election two weeks from today, and the leader of the Government Accountability Board isn't expecting a big turnout. Director Kevin Kennedy is predicting that 20 percent of voters will head to the polls on April 7. The only…

posted 2015-03-24 05:03 by WHBY

UW System to charge districts for courses

School districts across the state could be on the hook next year for the UW System's dual enrollment program. That program lets students earn college credits, when they take college-level classes in high school. UW System President Ray Cross recently…

posted 2015-03-24 05:02 by WHBY

'Annie' opening at PAC

The story of "Little Orphan Annie" hits the stage at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center tonight. The Broadway musical Annie will be in downtown Appleton for eight shows, through Sunday night. PAC President Maria Van Laanen says the original…

posted 2015-03-24 05:01 by WHBY


Appleton clerk reacts to voter ID decision

The state's voter ID law is now the law of the land, but it will not be in effect for the April 7 election. The law was reinstated this morning, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take up…

posted 2015-03-23 13:05 by WHBY

Health insurance law turns 5

President Obama signed the health care reform law five years ago, today, and a local leader says it's making a difference. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson says more than 5,000 people in the county bought a policy, through the federal…

posted 2015-03-23 13:04 by WHBY

Roth targets military imposters

A proposal would let local prosecutors go after people, if they claim to be a military veteran. Sen. Roger Roth says under the current system, federal prosecutors have to get involved. The Appleton Republican introduced the bill today. He says…

posted 2015-03-23 13:03 by WHBY

Theda Clark expanding robotics in surgery

ThedaCare will be able to expand the use of robotics in surgery. The provider is adding a new machine, called the da Vinci XI, to help perform minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Eric Lawatsch is with the Wisconsin Institute of Urology.…

posted 2015-03-23 13:02 by WHBY

Statewide home sales up in February

Statewide home sales climbed nearly two percent last month, compared to a year earlier. Median prices also rose 6.1 percent, to almost $138,000. Dave Clark is an economist for the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says they were hoping for stronger…

posted 2015-03-23 13:01 by WHBY

Forum tonight on downtown's future

A local group wants to help people learn more about some possible major projects in downtown Appleton. The Appleton chapter of the League of Women Voters is holding a forum tonight at the library. Chapter president Sara Companik says Mayor…

posted 2015-03-23 05:05 by WHBY

Fundraising key in Walker's presidential timing

A political expert says Governor Walker is likely holding off on officially announcing a presidential bid for financial reasons. Walker has been traveling the country, essentially campaigning, for months. The governor still says he's not positive that he'll enter the…

posted 2015-03-23 05:04 by WHBY

Remedial college classes draw attention

About one in five freshmen on UW-System campuses have to take remedial English or math courses. A Republican lawmaker wants to find out where they went to high school. Rep. John Jagler of Watertown says too many students aren't college…

posted 2015-03-23 05:03 by WHBY

The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 1 day ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
The Packers had their final open training camp practice on Tuesday. Notes from Tuesday's practice: Receiver Jared Abbrederis was back…
posted by Alex Solsma 1 day ago