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Proposed cuts detailed for UW-Osh, UW-GB

Governor Walker wants to cut the UW System's budget by $300 million, and that means UW-Oshkosh would lose about $7.3 million, in each of the next two years. That amounts to nearly 16 percent of the school's annual state funding.…

posted 2015-02-06 05:03 by WHBY

Calumet Co. creates license for dancers

If exotic dancers want to work in Calumet County, they'll have to register with the sheriff's department. The county board recently put that requirement on the books. Lt. Mark Wiegert says they want to be able to identify dancers, in…

posted 2015-02-06 05:02 by WHBY

Comments on tourism ads draw attention

The head of the state's tourism department says they're benefiting from comments from Minnesota's governor about Wisconsin's recent tourism ads. They feature some cast members from the movie Airplane!, and Governor Mark Dayton says they're the "most idiotic thing he's…

posted 2015-02-06 05:01 by WHBY

Town of Menasha police win state award

A state group is honoring town of Menasha police for a prevention program targeting prescription drug abuse. Officer Jason Weber says they received a community policing award for their "Good Drugs Gone Bad" campaign. He says they started the program…

posted 2015-02-06 05:00 by WHBY


Appleton studies downtown parking

A study on parking in downtown Appleton is recommending a series of changes, including for the parking ramps and meters. The city hired a consultant to look into the current situation. Public works director Paula Vandehey says right now, people…

posted 2015-02-05 15:05 by WHBY

Area departments help fight Greenville fire

Firefighters from around the area dealt with frigid conditions while they deal with a barn fire in Greenville. Hay started smoking this morning, at a farm on Spring Road. Fire Chief Tim Lambie says they have to use a backhoe…

posted 2015-02-05 15:04 by WHBY

Appleton man arrested for 12th OWI

Sheriff's deputies in southeast Wisconsin says they arrested an Appleton man for his 12th drunk driving offense. Racine County Lt. Steve Sikora says a deputy saw a car in a ditch, along Highway 11, in the southern part of the…

posted 2015-02-05 15:03 by WHBY

Walker will listen on budget changes

Governor Walker says he would be willing to add more money in the state budget for public schools, the UW System, and roads. But he says his proposal to cut property taxes would have to stay in place. The governor…

posted 2015-02-05 15:02 by WHBY

Walker: Mission change a 'miscommunication'

Walker's administration clearly ordered the rewriting of the UW System's mission statement in the state budget. An email to budget drafters called for changing the mission to meet the state's workforce needs. It also ordered the elimination of existing language…

posted 2015-02-05 15:01 by WHBY

Budget would drop overnight tower guards

Governor Walker says the state doesn't need to staff the guard towers at prisons, overnight, anymore. His proposed budget eliminates third-shift guards. He says because of improvements in technology, and monitoring, the overnight guards are out-of-date in the 21st century.…

posted 2015-02-05 15:00 by WHBY

Former DNR leader backs board

A longtime leader of the DNR opposes Governor Walker's plan for the state natural resources board. The governor wants to take away the panel's authority, and give it all to the DNR secretary. George Meyer of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation…

posted 2015-02-05 14:59 by WHBY

Walker backs off 'Wisconsin Idea' change

Governor Walker quickly backtracked yesterday on his proposal to drop the public service mission from the UW System, known as the "Wisconsin Idea." The language has been in place for over a century, and it's considered one of the system's…

posted 2015-02-05 05:05 by WHBY

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