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2014-10-30

Lasee, DeBroux meet for Senate seat

A lawmaker from De Pere is running for his second term in the state Senate, and he's facing a challenge from a special education teacher. Republican Sen. Frank Lasee will meet Democrat Dean DeBroux in the 1st district race, next…

posted 2014-10-30 13:01 by WHBY

Dogs abandoned in Beaver Dam dumpster

Two small dogs were abandoned in a dumpster, behind a grocery store, in Beaver Dam. The Dodge County Humane Society took in the two small dogs. President Ryan Vossekuil says someone heard them barking and whining, Tuesday afternoon. He says…

posted 2014-10-30 13:00 by WHBY

Couple donates $1 mil to UW-GB

A couple from the Green Bay area is donating $1 million for scholarships to UW-Green Bay. The gift from Dr. Herbert and Crystal Sandmire ties the largest for scholarships in school history. The Sandmires started a fund, 27 years ago,…

posted 2014-10-30 12:59 by WHBY

Panel votes against library referendum

Appleton would not hold an advisory referendum on a proposed new library, under the recommendation of a city panel. The finance committee voted down the idea last night, 4-1. The question would ask whether the city should spend $30 million…

posted 2014-10-30 05:05 by WHBY

Burke talks about run for governor

The Democrat in the race for governor says her experience as an executive at Trek Bicycle would help her lead the state. Mary Burke is talking about next Tuesday's election against Governor Walker. She says her top priorities are improving…

posted 2014-10-30 05:04 by WHBY

Community Foundation sets giving record

Grants from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region set a record for a one-year period. President Curt Detjen says non-profits received nearly $16 million. Almost 900 grants were handed out, in the fiscal year that ended in June.…

posted 2014-10-30 05:03 by WHBY

Commission backs Valley Transit fare hike

Valley Transit is a step closer to raising fares for the first time in five years. The Fox Cities Transit Commission decided to increase regular fares by 20 cents, to $2. Chair Chuck Rundquist says expenses are rising, and they…

posted 2014-10-30 05:02 by WHBY

2014-10-29

Walker leads Burke in latest poll

Governor Walker is making some gains in the final Marquette University law school poll before the election. The poll released yesterday shows Governor Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke, 50-43 percent, among likely voters. In the previous poll, two weeks…

posted 2014-10-29 15:05 by WHBY

Burke denies being fired from Trek

The Democrat running for governor is responding to claims in a story posted by a conservative website, that she was fired from the Trek Bicycle Company in 1993. The story cites a former Trek human resources director, and he says…

posted 2014-10-29 13:04 by WHBY

State follows trend with low-wage jobs

A study shows the number of low-paying jobs in Wisconsin, and the country, grew over the past 10 years. UW-Milwaukee professor Marc Levine says those jobs bounced back from the recession, much quicker, than middle-wage ones. Dale Knapp is the…

posted 2014-10-29 13:03 by WHBY

Another company to expand in Hortonville

A company that applies coating to industrial products is growing, close to one of its partners. Coating Systems is going to build a new facility in the Hortonville industrial park, across the street from Piping Systems. Piping Systems is in…

posted 2014-10-29 13:02 by WHBY

Genrich, Wimberger meet in Assembly race

A first-term lawmaker from Green Bay is facing a challenge for a seat in the Assembly. Democratic Rep. Eric Genrich and Republican Eric Wimberger of Green Bay are on next Tuesday's ballot in the 90th district. Genrich is running for…

posted 2014-10-29 13:01 by WHBY

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