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2014-12-11

Wis. health rank continues downward slide

A national report ranks Wisconsin 23rd in the country for public health and that's down considerably from two decades ago. Appleton public health officer Kurt Eggebrect says the state ranked 6th, in 1993, and 17th, in 2003. He says obesity…

posted 2014-12-11 05:05 by WHBY

Johnson weighs in on $1 trillion spending bill

A Wisconsin Senator says he'll push for a more structured budget process, once Republicans take control of the Senate next year. Congress is considering a $1 trillion funding bill this week, that would keep the government running through September. Senator…

posted 2014-12-11 05:04 by WHBY

Union preparing for right-to-work fight

The head of a major union says his members are already preparing for the right-to-work debate. Republican leaders in the Legislature say passing that kind of bill will be a priority during the next session. Wisconsin AFL-CIO president Phil Neuenfeldt…

posted 2014-12-11 05:03 by WHBY

PAC closing in on fundraising goal

A fundraising campaign to help ensure the long-term success of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is nearly complete. PAC president Maria Van Laanen says they are very close to their $25 million goal, but still need a few more…

posted 2014-12-11 05:02 by WHBY

Two special needs day cares offer choice

Having two special needs daycare centers preparing to open in the Fox Cities is great news for parents. That's the feeling of Lisa Schneider. She has an adult daughter with special needs, and has been working to open A Very…

posted 2014-12-11 05:01 by WHBY

2014-12-10

UW football coach leaving for Oregon State

Wisconsin football head coach Gary Andersen informed UW director of athletics Barry Alvarez and the Badger football team this afternoon that he has taken the same position at Oregon State University. Addressing the media at 5:15 p.m. press conference Wednesday,…

posted 2014-12-10 18:20:31 by WHBY

Johnson reacts to CIA torture report

A U.S. Senator from Oshkosh says he's disappointed by a report released this week, documenting torture committed by CIA agents, against terrorist suspects. Republican Senator Ron Johnson says he doesn't feel torture illicit's much useful intelligence information, but the documents…

posted 2014-12-10 13:05 by WHBY

PAC releases annual report

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is coming off of another positive year. President Maria Van Laanen released the annual report, for the downtown Appleton venue, today. Over 200,000 people went to the PAC during the last season. Van Laanen…

posted 2014-12-10 13:04 by WHBY

St. Elizabeth hospital to show off new tower

An Appleton hospital is showing off its $95 million addition, Saturday, during an open house.  The five story building a St. Elizabeth hospital officials opens January 10th. It will house several departments, including the ICU, orthopedics, and cancer and neurological…

posted 2014-12-10 13:03 by WHBY

Harrison could pursue park on its own

Harrison officials say they may proceed on their own, to create a new park, on the village's west side. Administrator Travis Parish says town and village officials would prefer working on a joint park with Appleton, but the city hasn't…

posted 2014-12-10 13:02 by WHBY

Richmond principal doesn't want roundabout

The principal of an Appleton elementary school wants traffic lights installed at a three-way intersection, near the school, instead of a roundabout. Jack Knaak is the principal at Richmond elementary. He feels traffic lights, with a walk light, are safer…

posted 2014-12-10 13:01 by WHBY

New roundabout proposed for John Street

Work on John Street in Appleton is expected to start next year, and the project could include a new roundabout. Traffic engineer Eric Lom is recommending one at the intersection with E. South River Street. He says research shows that…

posted 2014-12-10 05:05 by WHBY

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