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2014-02-14

LU gets $2.1 mil federal grant

A large federal grant is expected to help Lawrence University retain students, and boost graduation rates. Music professor Steven Jordheim will be the director of the five-year, $2.1 million initiative. He says they're going to start a summer bridge program,…

posted 2014-02-14 05:02 by WHBY

Road crews hope to work around T-Rats

A road construction project next to Fox Cities Stadium could impact traffic for some Timber Rattlers game this summer, but Grand Chute officials say they'll try to minimize delays. Public works director Tom Marquardt says crews will be resurfacing Casaloma…

posted 2014-02-14 05:01 by WHBY

2014-02-13

Badgers Prevail in Border Battle

The 21st ranked Wisconsin Badgers defeated Minnesota 78-70 Thursday night at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin shot 49% from the field and were 30-36 from the free throw line. Four Badgers scored in double digits, Ben Brust lead the way with…

posted 2014-02-13 22:32:43 by WHBY

Hanna hopes Comcast will keep TWC centers

More than 800 people work for Time Warner Cable in Appleton, and the city's mayor is keeping an eye on a proposed $45 billion sale to Comcast. Mayor Tim Hanna says Time Warner has large call and service centers in…

posted 2014-02-13 13:05 by WHBY

State trailing in signup for health care

Wisconsin continues to lag behind in the number of people signing up for health insurance, through the federal exchanges. Robert Kraig of Citizen Action of Wisconsin says they need more young people to buy a policy. He says the state…

posted 2014-02-13 13:04 by WHBY

Dems want to repeal gay marriage ban

A group of Democratic lawmakers introduced a constitutional amendment this morning to repeal the state's ban on gay marriage. Fair Wisconsin executive director Katie Belanger knows the proposal probably won't get through the Republican-controlled Legislature this year. But she says…

posted 2014-02-13 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton not ready for order to run water

Some communities around northeast Wisconsin are telling people to continually run their water to avoid frozen water mains, but Appleton isn't ready to take that step yet. Public works director Paula Vandehey says they're assessing the situation on a daily…

posted 2014-02-13 13:02 by WHBY

Neenah students learn about kindness

Neenah high school students are learning about the impact that kindness, and acceptance, can have on others. The school brought in a national presenter today from the Rachel's Challenge program. Jonathan Oliver spoke to students about the legacy of Rachel…

posted 2014-02-13 13:01 by WHBY

New nursing home planned for King

The state department of veterans affairs wants to build a new 200-bed facility at the veterans home in King. Kathy Marschman is the assistant deputy secretary of the agency. She says they plan to move people from Stordock Hall, to…

posted 2014-02-13 05:05 by WHBY

Recycling totals climb in Appleton

Recycling totals are up in Appleton since the city switched to an automated collection system with carts. A year-end report shows there was a 17 percent increase in the amount of recycling that was collected, and a nearly four percent…

posted 2014-02-13 05:04 by WHBY

G.B. Port leaders study nearby properties

Port of Green Bay officials will be ready if a business comes calling, looking for land to build a shipping dock. Port director Dean Haen says a study found several properties that are connected to the port's main channel aren't…

posted 2014-02-13 05:03 by WHBY

G.B. eyes sites along University Ave.

Green Bay officials are looking for ways to revitalize the University Avenue corridor, and last night city planners held the third in a series of five public workshops to talk about the idea. Planner Dan Lindstrom says they talked about…

posted 2014-02-13 05:02 by WHBY

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