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2015-02-24

Former EPA official visits Appleton

An energy expert, and former No. 2 official at the EPA, made a stop in Appleton today. Win Porter worked for the agency, under the Reagan and Bush administrations, and he spoke at a Rotary Club meeting. Porter focused on…

posted 2015-02-24 13:00 by WHBY

Expo center vote may come soon

There might be a vote on the downtown expo center project by the city council next week. The community and economic development committee wants members to make a decision on the proposed land deal with Outagamie County. The recommendation came…

posted 2015-02-24 05:05 by WHBY

City ownership hot topic of expo meeting

The city of Appleton's ownership and liability for a proposed downtown expo center was one of the topics of last night's special meeting. The plans call for the city to own the facility, through the Appleton Redevelopment Authority. The city…

posted 2015-02-24 05:04 by WHBY

Boyd insanity trial starts

The woman accused of shooting a co-worker at a Neenah Walmart will be in court today. Forty-eight-year-old Justine Boyd is already convicted of attempted murder, for shooting Sharon Goffard in July of 2013. She entered a no-contest plea last week…

posted 2015-02-24 05:03 by WHBY

Work starts on ThedaCare Cancer Center

Construction crews are starting work on a $44 million cancer center on Appleton's northeast side. ThedaCare officials are planning to open the facility, in the early part of next year. Dr. Matthias Weiss says it will improve patient care by…

posted 2015-02-24 05:02 by WHBY

Kaukauna city project could start in spring

Several years after first studying the idea, construction could start in the spring to expand Kaukauna's Municipal Services Building. Mayor Gene Rosin says an engineering firm is working on the designs, and they could ask for bids in the middle…

posted 2015-02-24 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-23

Union leader ready for 'right-to-work' fight

Union leaders gathered in Madison this morning, to speak out against a right-to-work bill that Senate Republicans plan to approve later this week. Phil Neuenfeldt is the president of the AFL-CIO's Wisconsin chapter. He says all workers would be hurt…

posted 2015-02-23 13:05 by WHBY

Senate Democrats not planning to leave state

Democrats won't be heading for the state line, to delay a vote on the right-to-work bill. During the fight over Governor Walker's collective bargaining law, Democratic senators went to Illinois. Sen. Dave Hansen says that won't happen this time. Republicans…

posted 2015-02-23 13:04 by WHBY

Expo center meeting tonight

Members of Appleton's city council will get a chance to learn more about the plans for a downtown expo center tonight. Ald. Peter Stueck is holding a special meeting at City Hall. He says the community and economic development committee…

posted 2015-02-23 13:03 by WHBY

Budget would dump insurance pool

Governor Walker's proposed state budget would eliminate an insurance option that nearly 975 municipalities, school districts, and other government groups currently use. The Local Government Insurance Fund lets them pool together, to get better rates from private companies. The Appleton…

posted 2015-02-23 13:02 by WHBY

Home sales down, prices up

Home sales across the state took a hit during the first month of the year, but prices are up. Wisconsin Realtors Association president Mike Theo says sales dropped 3.7 percent, statewide. He says prices rose 6.5 percent, to a median…

posted 2015-02-23 13:01 by WHBY

Rice Bowl marking 40th anniversary

This year is the 40th anniversary of the longest-running Lenten fundraising program in the country. The Green Bay Catholic Diocese participates in the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl, to help the poor around the world. Eric Weydt is the social…

posted 2015-02-23 13:01 by WHBY

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