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2015-01-28

Walker plans trips to more primary states

While he decides whether to run for president in 2016, Governor Walker says he's going to travel to more of the early primary states. He says he's planning trips to South Carolina, Nevada, and Florida. Walker spoke at a conservative…

posted 2015-01-28 13:04 by WHBY

Orphan immigrants focus of community read

Local libraries and bookstores are stocking up on a book about immigrant orphans, for this year's Fox Cities Reads. Organizer Jeff Keupper says "Orphan Train" focuses on the lives of two orphan girls. He says they were moved from the…

posted 2015-01-28 13:03 by WHBY

County looking at options with e-cigarettes

Outagamie County might consider putting rules on the books for e-cigarettes. The health and human services committee wants to look at different options, after hearing from the county's public health department yesterday. Mary Dorn is the public health officer, and…

posted 2015-01-28 13:02 by WHBY

Combined Locks parish loses longtime priest

A longtime priest at St. Paul Catholic Church in Combined Locks passed away yesterday. Deacon George Schraufnagel says Father Bob Vandenberg started working in the parish in the early 1970s. He stayed there for 34 years, until he retired. Schraufnagel…

posted 2015-01-28 13:01 by WHBY

Fire damages Greenville building

Firefighters in Greenville made quick work of a fire this morning at the corner of Highways 76 and 96. They went to Coyote's Western Shop around 3 a.m. The Outagamie County sheriff's department blocked traffic on Highway 76, for about…

posted 2015-01-28 05:15 by WHBY

Menasha Corp. to build new headquarters

A global company that's based in Neenah is going to build a new headquarters in its same spot, along Highway 41. The Menasha Corporation plans to tear down its existing offices, south of Breezewood Lane, and replace them with a…

posted 2015-01-28 05:05 by WHBY

UW-Fox dean reacts to budget proposal

The leader of UW-Fox Valley says the school is bracing for the possible impact of Governor Walker's proposed budget for the UW System. The governor wants to cut about $300 million, or 13 percent. He also wants to give the…

posted 2015-01-28 05:04 by WHBY

Recycling totals up in Appleton

Appleton collected more recyclables in the second full year of the city's single-stream program. Public works director Paula Vandehey says they topped 6,000 tons, and that's up 22 percent from when they introduced the automated carts in 2012. She says…

posted 2015-01-28 05:03 by WHBY

Senate holds hearing on accountability bill

Republicans in the Senate talked about their own version of a school accountability bill yesterday. Sen. Paul Farrow of Pewaukee doesn't want to convert consistently failing public schools into charter schools. A competing bill in the Assembly would. Both proposals…

posted 2015-01-28 05:02 by WHBY

Steineke reacts to Bucks arena proposal

Governor Walker wants to use a so-called "jock tax" to help pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. A Republican lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin says that's a creative idea, but he's also concerned about the level of the…

posted 2015-01-28 05:01 by WHBY

2015-01-27

Walker details funding for Bucks arena

The state might contribute $220 million to a new Milwaukee Bucks arena, but the income tax revenue from NBA players would cover the cost. Governor Walker outlined his plans today to use a so-called "jock tax." Right now, the state…

posted 2015-01-27 15:02:10 by WHBY

Chancellors react to Walker's UW proposal

Governor Walker officially announced plans this morning, to cut funding for the UW System, by about $300 million, over the next two years. His proposed budget would also give the schools more independence. Two local chancellors are reacting. UW-Green Bay…

posted 2015-01-27 13:05 by WHBY

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