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Bill would get fast care for low-income vets

A lawmaker from Oshkosh is proposing a bill to help low-income veterans get urgent mental health care. Democratic Representative Gordon Hintz says the Joint Finance committee was reviewing the Needy Veterans Program, and found that less than half of its…

posted 2015-10-29 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton approves room tax hike

Appleton's city council approved a proposal last night to raise the Fox Cities room tax from five to 10 percent. It would pay for an expo center in downtown Appleton, and fund future athletic facility improvements in the region. The…

posted 2015-10-29 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna: Expo management agreement coming

The next step in the expo center process is getting the rest of the communities in the room tax district to agree to the hike,and for the city to pass a management agreement for the facility with the owners of…

posted 2015-10-29 05:04 by WHBY

Ribble: Ryan a good choice for speaker

A congressman from Janesville will likely be voted in today as the next Speaker of the House. That's a position that no Wisconsin lawmaker has ever held. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood, says Paul Ryan is a good choice.…

posted 2015-10-29 05:03 by WHBY

Winnebago Co. budget lowers tax rate

The county portion of the property tax bill for people in Winnebago County will fall slightly this year. The county board approved a budget yesterday, with a tax rate that's 13 cents lower than last year. The rate of $5.62…

posted 2015-10-29 05:02 by WHBY

Race discussion tonight, in Appleton

A discussion on race relations could draw a big crowd tonight, in downtown Appleton. The State of Black America event includes a dialog about racial issues facing minorities across the country, and tonight's talk will focus on the Fox Cities.…

posted 2015-10-29 05:01 by WHBY


Appleton taking up room tax hike

Leaders in several communities will be keeping an eye on the Appleton city council tonight, when alderman take up a proposed hotel room tax increase, to pay for the expo center project. The plan would increase the tax from five…

posted 2015-10-28 13:05 by WHBY

Wis. math, reading scores improve

Wisconsin students fared better on national reading and math tests than the national average. Scores dropped nationally for both those subjects, but Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction spokesman John Johnson says state scores were above the national average for fourth…

posted 2015-10-28 13:04 by WHBY

Pet or child rescue bill moves ahead

The Appleton police department is weighing in on a bill passed by the Assembly last night, that removes liability for people who break a vehicle's window to rescue an animal or person. Sgt.  Dave Lund says the proposal requires people…

posted 2015-10-28 13:03 by WHBY

Sturgeon spearing deadline approaching

There are only four days left for people to buy a sturgeon spearing license for next February's spearing season on the Lake Winnebago system. DNR sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs says last season set a record, with over 12, 600 licenses…

posted 2015-10-28 13:02 by WHBY

Teens warned about phones behind the wheel

For the 6th year, the state patrol is teaming up with AT& T and AAA to try to convince young drivers to put down their phones. AT&T spokeswoman Jessica Erickson says the "It Can Wait" campaign lays out some statistics…

posted 2015-10-28 13:01 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. board supports sheriff move

In a unanimous vote last night, the Outagamie County board gave its support to a plan to move parts of the sheriff's department to a facility along I-41, that it would share with the State Patrol. County executive Tom Nelson…

posted 2015-10-28 05:06 by WHBY

It's that time again.... The Tuesday PhilCast will be a celebration of all things that are my favorite holiday of…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
The Boldt Company High School team of the week is the Kimberly football team. The Papermakers won their third consecutive…
posted by Alex Solsma 1 day ago
Yes, I own one. Yes, I'll be wearing it while broadcasting the Monday PhilCast. There it is, the magical hoodie.…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago