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2015-05-21

FVL would explore special needs vouchers

A local school is interested in the idea of private school vouchers for special needs students. The Legislature's budget committee inserted a new program in the budget, early yesterday morning. Dave Payne is a spokesman for Fox Valley Lutheran high…

posted 2015-05-21 05:04 by WHBY

Parking meter changes delayed

The proposed changes to parking meters in downtown Appleton will have to wait, at least until next month. The plan would eliminate enforcement, after 6 p.m., instead of 9 p.m. It would also reduce the rates, north of Washington Street,…

posted 2015-05-21 05:03 by WHBY

City takes formal step to help with hotel sale

Appleton leaders took a formal step to help close the sale of the Radisson Paper Valley hotel. The city council agreed to transfer agreements to Inner Circle Investments, covering the red parking ramp and a skywalk. Ald. Kathy Plank is…

posted 2015-05-21 05:02 by WHBY

Boys & Girls Club honors graduates

They're graduating soon, and a group of high school seniors celebrated last night, at the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley. The members of the teen center talked about their accomplishments, and their plans, moving forward. Jaime Kriewaldt…

posted 2015-05-21 05:01 by WHBY

2015-05-20

Appleton schools react to budget changes

An administrator for the Appleton school district says their budget will be in better shape, because of changes in the state budget. The Joint Finance Committee restored Governor Walker's proposed cut of $150 per student, in the first year of…

posted 2015-05-20 13:05 by WHBY

GOP changes Walker voucher expansion plan

A top Republican in the Assembly says changes to the private school voucher program would allow it to grow, while ensuring that public school districts don't take too much of a financial hit. Rep. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek is the…

posted 2015-05-20 13:04 by WHBY

Budget would require citizenship test

High school students would have to pass the U.S. citizenship test, if they want to graduate, under a new provision in the budget. The Joint Finance Committee added that requirement, early this morning. Republican Rep. James Edming of Glen Flora…

posted 2015-05-20 13:03 by WHBY

Walker agrees to raise speed limit to 70 mph

Drivers in Wisconsin will likely see a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit on interstates, and some highways, in the coming months. Governor Walker signed a bill today to make the change. The law lets the DOT raise the limit on stretches…

posted 2015-05-20 13:02 by WHBY

Local governments watch PCB legal fight

While a federal judge reviews the costs of the PCB cleanup of the Fox River, and figures out how much individual paper companies have to pay, local governments are following the rulings. The cities of Appleton and Menasha are among…

posted 2015-05-20 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton library releases survey results

A survey of users of the Appleton Public Library found a slight decrease in the number of people checking out materials, and browsing items. It was the library's first survey in three years, and over 700 people responded. Spokeswoman Tina…

posted 2015-05-20 13:00 by WHBY

Agency offers tips for vetting charities

The state's consumer protection agency has some tips for vetting charitable groups, in the wake of a federal case against four organizations. Prosecutors accuse them of fraudulently collecting more than $187 million that donors thought would be used to help…

posted 2015-05-20 12:59 by WHBY

Paper Valley to be sold

There's a deal to sell a major hotel in downtown Appleton. Mayor Tim Hanna announced yesterday that Inner Circle Investments will buy the Radisson Paper Valley hotel, from an investment group. Hanna says the company's managing partner, Joe Gillespie, owns…

posted 2015-05-20 05:05 by WHBY

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