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2014-10-16

Race for governor likely tight to the end

The race for governor could come down to the wire and the director of the Marquette University law school poll says both candidates have issues that give them momentum. Political science professor Charles Franklin says the latest poll shows that…

posted 2014-10-16 13:04 by WHBY

Habitat plans for Pierce site progressing

There's more progress, in the plans to turn the site of a former Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton into 13 homes. Habitat for Humanity wants to build the single-family houses, and the city council agreed last night to divide the…

posted 2014-10-16 13:03 by WHBY

Transportation fund referendum on ballot

There's a proposed constitutional amendment on the November 4 ballot, dealing with state transportation funding. The referendum asks whether to ban lawmakers from taking money from the transportation fund, and using it to pay for other programs. Dale Knapp is…

posted 2014-10-16 13:02 by WHBY

Youth scholarships available from Mile of Music

A promotion during last August's Mile of Music festival in Appleton will provide three youth music scholarships. Tundraland Home Improvement set up a specially designed shower display, in the lobby of the Radisson Paper Valley hotel. About 250 people helped…

posted 2014-10-16 13:01 by WHBY

Technology improves vision tests for kids

New technology is making it easier for kids to get an eye exam. The Appleton school district is using a Spot Vision camera for its vision screenings, for 4-K students. The Appleton Noon Lions Club sponsors that program, and paid…

posted 2014-10-16 13:00 by WHBY

Council seeks costs for SWAT vehicle

Appleton police will have to lay out the long-term costs of the department's military-style SWAT vehicle. The city council voted 10-3 last night, to ask for that information, within 45 days. Members also voted down a request to look into…

posted 2014-10-16 05:05 by WHBY

Railroad fixing crossings in Appleton

A few years after Appleton leaders called on a railroad company to make some repairs, at several crossings, Canadian National crews are getting to work. Public works director Paula Vandehey says the company is fixing the crossing at Appleton and…

posted 2014-10-16 05:04 by WHBY

Mile of Music co-founders win award

The city of Appleton is honoring the co-founders of the Mile of Music festival. The four-day event brought about 35,000 people to the downtown in August. Mayor Tim Hanna recently created the "Ambassadors of Appleton" award, and Cory Chisel and…

posted 2014-10-16 05:03 by WHBY

Walkers raise awareness about white cane law

A group of about 20 people walked along a portion of College Avenue in downtown Appleton yesterday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the white cane law. It requires drivers to stop at least 10 feet from blind people, with…

posted 2014-10-16 05:02 by WHBY

2014-10-15

Poll: Race for governor a dead heat

A poll released this afternoon shows the race for governor remains extremely tight. The Marquette University law school poll has Governor Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke tied at 47% among likely voters. Among registered voters, Walker leads 48%-45%. That's…

posted 2014-10-15 13:05 by WHBY

Former mayor reacts to Menasha plan

Developers are proposing a six-story office and retail building in Menasha, and a former mayor believes it's another step forward for the downtown. Thom Ciske also worked at the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce after his time as the leader…

posted 2014-10-15 13:04 by WHBY

Budget work underway in Outagamie Co.

Property taxpayers in Outagamie County would see their tax bills climb a little bit, under the proposed budget for next year. County Executive Tom Nelson wants to increase spending by almost two percent. That would lead to a tax rate…

posted 2014-10-15 13:03 by WHBY

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