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State not getting fair share from feds

Wisconsin still ranks close to the bottom, in the country, for federal spending in the state. A report by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance found the state is 47th, bringing back just under $8,400 per person. Researcher Dale Knapp says state…

posted 2015-06-30 05:03 by WHBY

Assembly GOP lays out Bucks arena plan

There appear to be enough votes in the Assembly to pass a financing plan for a $500 million Milwaukee Bucks arena. Republican Speaker Robin Vos made that announcement yesterday, after he released a final draft of the proposal. Vos says…

posted 2015-06-30 05:02 by WHBY

Baldwin reacts to Walker's gay marriage stance

She was the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate, and a Wisconsin lawmaker says Governor Walker should face more questions about his stance on same-sex marriage. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is reacting to the governor's call…

posted 2015-06-30 05:01 by WHBY


Brewers 7, Phillies 4

The Brewers scored three runs in the 6th inning to take the lead against the Phillies and never let go, beating them 7-4 on Monday night.  Jonathan Lucroy led Milwaukee offensively going 4-5 with two RBIs on the night.  Jimmy…

posted 2015-06-29 21:27:15 by WHBY

Police release video of bank robber

Appleton police are releasing video of the suspect in a bank robbery earlier this month. A man walked into the FNB Fox Valley, on W. Northland Avenue, on the afternoon of June 18. He rode away on a bike.

posted 2015-06-29 15:05 by WHBY

L.C. man hurt in I-41 crash

A crash on I-41, on Appleton's northeast side, shut down the southbound lanes for almost three hours this morning. Sgt. Luke Newman of the State Patrol says 22-year-old Jacob Van Boxtel of Little Chute veered into the center lane, from…

posted 2015-06-29 13:05 by WHBY

We Energies, WPS now under same ownership

We Energies, and Wisconsin Public Service, are now owned by the same company. The parent company of We Energies, Wisconsin Energy, officially completed its acquisition of Integrys Energy Group, today. WPS was part of Integrys. Wisconsin Energy is also changing…

posted 2015-06-29 13:04 by WHBY

4th of July travel expected to reach 8-yr high

AAA expects over 780,000 people from Wisconsin will travel over the Fourth of July holiday. Spokesman Nick Jarmusz says it's typically the busiest summer travel holiday. He says that's because families can take extended vacations without worrying about rushing the…

posted 2015-06-29 13:03 by WHBY

Baldwin calls for export bank reauthorization

A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin is calling for Congress to move quickly, to help companies that do business abroad. Senator Tammy Baldwin talked about the national Export Import Bank, during a stop at Appvion, in Appleton, this morning. The bank…

posted 2015-06-29 13:02 by WHBY

Assembly GOP outlines prevailing wage plan

Republicans in the Assembly believe they have the solution to one of the sticking points in the state budget stalemate. Speaker Robin Vos introduced a plan to change the state's prevailing wage law for public works projects. He says municipalities…

posted 2015-06-29 13:01 by WHBY

Roundabout work starting on Hwy. CE

A pair of roundabouts are going in on Eisenhower Drive in Outagamie County, and that could lead to significant backups on Highway CE this summer. County highway commissioner Al Geurts says the roundabouts will be at Highway CE and Van…

posted 2015-06-29 05:05 by WHBY

Fair Wis. to focus on fighting discrimination

In the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, an advocacy group will turn its attention to fighting discrimination. Megin McDonell of Fair Wisconsin says same-sex couples can experience that at schools, work, and with housing.…

posted 2015-06-29 05:04 by WHBY

The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 28 minutes ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 1 hour ago
The Packers had their final open training camp practice on Tuesday. Notes from Tuesday's practice: Receiver Jared Abbrederis was back…
posted by Alex Solsma 2 hours ago