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2016-01-21

Nygren defends WIAA transparency bill

One of the lawmakers who slipped a major change to the state's open records law into the budget last year, wants to force the WIAA to become more transparent. Republican Rep. John Nygren of Marinette is a co-chair of the…

posted 2016-01-21 12:59 by WHBY

Group considering suing Ariens

A national Muslim group says legal action is not out of the question, as the Ariens Company prepares to enforce a ban on unscheduled breaks. The decision would impact Muslim workers who have been leaving their post for required prayers,…

posted 2016-01-21 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton will allow longer pet snakes

The city of Appleton will now allow people to have pet snakes, up to six feet long. The city council doubled the largest size, on an 11-2 vote last night. Ald. Vered Meltzer says they needed to update the rules,…

posted 2016-01-21 05:04 by WHBY

Outside group may oversee expo center work

Appleton's leader wants an outside firm to oversee the planning and construction of the expo center. Mayor Tim Hanna is proposing that the city hire someone, instead of relying on staffers to handle the job. He says city workers are…

posted 2016-01-21 05:03 by WHBY

Bill puts WIAA under open records law

A Republican lawmaker from Marinette wants the WIAA to have to follow the state's open records and meetings laws. The move from Rep. John Nygren comes during the controversy over student chants at high school events. A WIAA memo that…

posted 2016-01-21 05:02 by WHBY

Group lays out dementia bills

A special state panel is pushing a handful of changes to take on the challenges of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. Rep. Mike Rohrkaste was the chair of a task force. The Neenah Republican says the issue is impacting more than…

posted 2016-01-21 05:01 by WHBY

2016-01-20

Muslim group weighs in on Ariens prayer breaks

Muslim workers are being urged to go back to work at the Ariens Company, after the manufacturer recently decided to enforce a rule that bans unscheduled breaks. About 50 employees have been using them, for required daily prayers. Ibrahim Hooper…

posted 2016-01-20 13:05 by WHBY

FVTC singled out in State of the State

Governor Walker talked about four Fox Valley Technical College students, and their teacher, during last night's State of the State address. They're taking an accelerated course to become Certified Nursing Assistants. Barb Tuchscherer is the department chair for the CNA…

posted 2016-01-20 13:04 by WHBY

Missing man in Fox River search from Greenfield

The Winnebago County sheriff's department says the man who they believe went into the Fox River last Friday is from Greenfield. Friends of 39-year-old William Koepke reported him missing last Saturday morning. He was with his dog, and deputies found…

posted 2016-01-20 13:03 by WHBY

Firm could overhaul Neenah's parking enforcement

Neenah might work with a Texas firm to upgrade the city's parking enforcement system. Right now, police officers write parking tickets by hand. Mayor Dean Kaufert says the change would bring the city "out of the stone age." He says…

posted 2016-01-20 13:02 by WHBY

Funset Boulevard reopens

Three weeks after the building was damaged in a snowstorm, Funset Boulevard in Grand Chute is open again. Marcus Theatres owns the business, and a spokeswoman says a temporary wall was put in place to reinforce the building. Permanent repairs…

posted 2016-01-20 13:01 by WHBY

GOP leader predicts lower budget surplus

A Republican leader says the state won't likely have as much money left over at the end of the current budget cycle, as originally thought. Early projections anticipated a surplus, of about $150 million. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says…

posted 2016-01-20 13:00 by WHBY

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