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Ellis backs tax exemption for Gulfstream

A proposal tht will go before the Assembly next month could bring new jobs to Gulfstream, in the Appleton area. Senate President Mike Ellis says the airplane company is losing business to other states that have a tax exemption for…

posted 2014-02-21 13:02 by WHBY

Cowles: Phosphorus bill good for state

A lawmaker from Allouez says a bill passed by the Assembly yesterday could make the state more competitive for cheese and paper makers. Republican Senator Rob Cowles wants to let businesses and wastewater plants pay counties for phosphorous remediation efforts.…

posted 2014-02-21 13:01 by WHBY

Democrat enters race for 1st Senate district

A Democrat from Door County is getting in the race for a state Senate seat. Dick Skare and his family own The Cookery in Fish Creek. He's running for the 1st district seat that's currently held by Republican Sen. Frank…

posted 2014-02-21 13:00 by WHBY

Bill would limit liability of farmers

Farms that double as tourist attractions would have some protections from civil lawsuits, under a bill that cleared the Assembly yesterday. Republican Rep. Lee Nerison of Westby says owners couldn't be held liable, if some is hurt or killed by…

posted 2014-02-21 12:59 by WHBY

Farms, farmland declined in 5-yr period

A federal report shows the state lost thousands of farmers between 2007 and 2012, and hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland. Some of it was in Outagamie County. Zen Miller of the county's UW-Extension office says as cities in…

posted 2014-02-21 05:05 by WHBY

Study looks at water quality of Green Bay

An in-depth study of the water quality of Green Bay turned up some mixed results. UW-Green Bay professor emeritus "Bud" Harris was one of the researchers. He says the bay is still a walleye trophy fishery, and spotted muskies and…

posted 2014-02-21 05:04 by WHBY

City to finish East high stormwater project

The city of Appleton will move forward with the second phase of a major stormwater project on the East high school grounds. The city is burying large, underground, concrete storage tanks on the site. Some problems popped up during last…

posted 2014-02-21 05:03 by WHBY

State starting Course Options program

Students at public schools will have a new option next school year, if they want to take a class that isn't offered in their district. The state is starting a Course Options program, and it lets students take up to…

posted 2014-02-21 05:02 by WHBY

Oshkosh area woman, 70, killed in crash

An accident on Highway 44, southwest of Oshkosh, Wednesday afternoon claimed the life of a 70-year-old woman. The Winnebago County sheriff's department says Ann Knuth of the Oshkosh area died in the head-on crash, in the town of Utica. Her…

posted 2014-02-21 05:01 by WHBY

Big turnover coming in Legislature

Quite a few state lawmakers have already announced that they're not seeking re-election this year, and one observer believes the partisan acrimony at the Capitol is likely a factor. Mike McCabe is the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.…

posted 2014-02-21 05:00 by WHBY


Plow drivers prepared for storm

Road crews are keeping a close eye on today's weather. Al Guerts is the director of the Outagamie County highway department. He says their snowplows were ready this morning, with plenty of salt. Guerts says they also have to deal…

posted 2014-02-20 13:05 by WHBY

UW-Osh student watching unrest in Ukraine

A UW-Oshkosh student is watching news coverage of the unrest in the Ukraine very closely. Nazar Kulchytskyy moved to Wisconsin with his parents five years ago, but his brother and cousins still live there. He says political unrest is growing,…

posted 2014-02-20 13:04 by WHBY

Sometimes it pays to screw up. Today on the PhilCast I have a couple of related stories regarding household chores…
posted by Philcast 14 hours ago
One of the stories I'll be talking about on the Tuesday show is one that compares what we consider today's…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
There they are, at least two of the three chairs that broke on Easter Sunday. I'll tell the story of…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago