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2015-01-23

Walker shoots down Menominee casino

Governor Walker is shooting down the Menominee tribe's proposed casino in Kenosha. He made the announcement this morning. The Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the project more than a year ago, and the governor has the sole authority to…

posted 2015-01-23 13:05 by WHBY

Lawmakers react to Walker's casino decision

Two southeast Wisconsin lawmakers, from opposite sides of the aisle, are reacting to Governor Walker's decision on the casino. Democratic Rep. Peter Barca of Kenosha says Walker made a big mistake, because the casino would have given the area a…

posted 2015-01-23 13:04 by WHBY

Allinger reacts to teacher's license idea

Governor Walker wants to create a test to let people with "real-world experience" get a teaching license, without an education degree. Appleton school district superintendent Lee Allinger says there would also need to be a training element involved. He says…

posted 2015-01-23 13:03 by WHBY

Drug task force looks back on 2014

Marijuana was the most used drug in Brown County last year. Lt. Dave Poteat of the county's drug task force says prescription drugs are No. 2 on their list. He says heroin still poses the greatest drug threat. Poteat says…

posted 2015-01-23 13:02 by WHBY

Nelson disappointed with library lawsuit

The top official in Outagamie County says he's disappointed that Brown County filed a lawsuit over an unpaid bill for library services. Brown County billed Outagamie about $33,000 to cover the costs of people from Outagamie using Brown County library…

posted 2015-01-23 13:01 by WHBY

Group questions proposed drug tests

A state advocacy group is speaking out against Governor Walker's budget proposal that would require childless adults to undergo drug testing, when they apply for need-based state aid. That includes food stamps and unemployment. If they fail a test, they…

posted 2015-01-23 05:05 by WHBY

Thrivent building more local Habitat homes

Thrivent Financial is increasing its commitment to helping the Fox Cities chapter of Habitat for Humanity. For the past several years, the company provided enough money to build two houses, each year. John Weyenberg is the director of the Greater…

posted 2015-01-23 05:04 by WHBY

Lawmaker wants tougher drunk driving laws

A lawmaker from southeast Wisconsin is promising to work on proposals that would go after drunk drivers. Rep. Jim Ott of Mequon says he wants to make sure first-time offenders make a court appearance. The Republican says that should be…

posted 2015-01-23 05:03 by WHBY

Girl Scouts starting online cookie sales

People can use cyberspace, to order Girl Scout cookies, for the first time. The national organization is letting girls set up their own website, for family, friends and others. The annual sale starts today. Lee Snodgrass  is a spokeswoman for…

posted 2015-01-23 05:02 by WHBY

L.U. trivia contest turning 50

Trivia players, and organizers of Lawrence University's annual contest are celebrating its 50th anniversary. The contest gets underway, just after 10 p.m. tonight, on the school's online radio station. J.B. deRosset came up with the idea for a contest. He…

posted 2015-01-23 05:01 by WHBY

Menominee sweetens deal for casino

The Menominee tribe is taking another step to try to convince Governor Walker to approve a casino in Kenosha. The governor has said taxpayers could have to repay hundreds of millions of dollars in past payments, if the Forest County…

posted 2015-01-23 05:00 by WHBY

Scammers targeting gas stations

Scammers are going after gas stations in the Fox Valley. The state's consumer protection agency says a caller poses as a district manager and tells the worker to take $500 from the register. They're supposed to go to a drug…

posted 2015-01-23 04:59 by WHBY

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