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State offers grants to help disabled vets get jobs

The state is offering companies a new incentive to hire disabled veterans. Governor Walker implemented a grant program this morning, during a stop at the statewide Disabled American Veterans conference in Appleton. It offers companies a $10,000 grant. State veterans…

posted 2014-06-13 13:03 by WHBY

Iraq attacks could raise gas prices

Increasing insurgent attacks in Iraq will likely lead to higher gas prices in the near future. The violence has been getting closer to Baghdad, and Erin Roth of the Wisconsin Petroleum Council says at least one refinery was damaged. He…

posted 2014-06-13 13:02 by WHBY

Port of G.B. rebounding after late start

The port of Green Bay is bouncing back, after a rough start to the shipping season. Port director Dean Haen says ships couldn't even get to Green Bay until late-April, because the ice was too thick. He says they made…

posted 2014-06-13 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton police seek graffiti suspects

Appleton police are trying to find several people responsible for spray-painting graffiti in the downtown. They say reports started coming in last Friday, and the suspects damaged private and public property. Investigators believe two men and two women are involved,…

posted 2014-06-13 13:00 by WHBY

Breakfast on the Farm set for Sunday

There will be plenty of visitors at a farm in the Hortonville area on Sunday. The owners of Green Acres Organic Farm are hosting this year's Outagamie County Breakfast on the Farm. Zen Miller of the UW-Extension is one of…

posted 2014-06-13 12:59 by WHBY

Walker weighs in on gay marriage

Governor Walker made his first public comments yesterday after a court ruling on same-sex marriage. The governor says voters put the state's ban in place, in 2006, so it doesn't matter if he's personally opposed to gay marriage. Walker voted…

posted 2014-06-13 05:05 by WHBY

Close vote expected for Walmart project

Green Bay's city council is scheduled to discuss the Walmart proposal next Tuesday, and officials are expecting a close vote. Ald. Tom DeWane supports the big-box plans. He says there's strong public support for a downtown Walmart. He says it's…

posted 2014-06-13 05:04 by WHBY

Johnson explains 'No' vote on VA

A Republican from Wisconsin was one of three members of the U.S. Senate to vote against a proposal to make it easier for veterans to get access to health care. Sen. Ron Johnson says he's concerned about the projected costs…

posted 2014-06-13 05:03 by WHBY

Flag Day parade set for tomorrow

Appleton has the oldest Flag Day parade in the country, and about 70,000 people are expected to find a spot along the route tomorrow afternoon. Organizer Don Burich says they'll have about 100 units, including two antique wagons from the…

posted 2014-06-13 05:02 by WHBY

Revamped 'Phantom' at PAC

A classic Broadway musical is in Appleton, but there's a new twist. Company manager Joel Herbst says they re-vamped the production of The Phantom of the Opera with new sets and lighting. It's the first time the updated show is…

posted 2014-06-13 05:01 by WHBY


Lucroy, Crew Beat Mets in Extras

Johnathan Lucroy's 2-run home run in the top of the 13th inning broke a 1-1 tie as Milwaukee beat New York 5-1 Thursday Night at Citi Field.  Lucroy took the second pitch he saw from Mets reliever Carlos Torres and…

posted 2014-06-12 22:54:28 by WHBY

G.B. mayor unveils vision for Larsen Green

Green Bay's leader unveiled three possibilities for the Larsen Green site, where Walmart officials want to build a Supercenter, in the downtown. Mayor Jim Schmitt wants the city to buy the property, for three million dollars, and bring in a…

posted 2014-06-12 15:05 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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