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2014-02-06

January heating bills up significantly

Utilities set records for natural gas use last month, and that's reflected in heating bills for January. Wisconsin Public Service spokesman Kerry Spees says overall heating costs for the season are up by about 75 dollars, and much of that…

posted 2014-02-06 05:04 by WHBY

Some Washington Square scenarios laid out

The city of Appleton is looking to the future for the library and City Hall, and a planner developed some possible scenarios. Randy Bremhorst of Hoffman studied the Washington Square area in the downtown. He says a lot hinges on…

posted 2014-02-06 05:03 by WHBY

Bike corral set for College Avenue

Bicyclists will soon have a chance to park along the street on College Avenue in Appleton. The city council voted 10-5 last night to put a bike corral in a parking spot, in front of Harmony Cafe. Rob Gusky of…

posted 2014-02-06 05:02 by WHBY

Burke talks about raising minimum wage

The debate over raising the minimum wage could become a hot topic in this year's race for governor. Governor Walker opposes an increase. Democratic challenger Mary Burke wants to boost it from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, using the three-step,…

posted 2014-02-06 05:01 by WHBY

2014-02-05

Nuggets get past the Bucks

Milwaukee fell short to the Denver Nuggets 110-100 at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night.  Larry Sanders played his best game this season for the Bucks with 25 points and 15 rebounds.  Khris Middleton made 5 three-point shots in back-to-back…

posted 2014-02-05 22:54:39 by WHBY

G.B. council deals early blow to Walmart

Plans for a Walmart Supercenter in downtown Green Bay were dealt an early blow, but the owner of the proposed site is waiting for a later fight. The city council voted unanimously last night to endorse the plan commission's recommendation…

posted 2014-02-05 13:05 by WHBY

CVS pharmacies ending tobacco sales

A nationwide pharmacy chain with stores in the Fox Cities will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October. CVS made the announcement today. Health First Wisconsin executive director Maureen Busalacchi says she's pleased with the move, and a…

posted 2014-02-05 13:04 by WHBY

Senators calling for unemployment hotline fix

Plenty of callers to the state's unemployment hotline have been getting busy signals, or voicemail, for the past several months, and a group of Democratic senators is calling for action. Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay says Governor Walker has…

posted 2014-02-05 13:03 by WHBY

Foundation hands out $3.6 mil in grants

A local non-profit organization helped hand out $3.6 million in grants, at the end of last year. The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region says various causes received nearly 950 individual grants in the fourth quarter. Spokeswoman Tammy Williams…

posted 2014-02-05 13:02 by WHBY

Telemarketers lead Top 10 complaint list

A familiar industry was at the top of the list of consumer complaints, in Wisconsin, last year. Telemarketers ranked first for the 11th straight time, on the annual top 10 list from the state's consumer protection office. Administrator Sandy Chalmers…

posted 2014-02-05 13:01 by WHBY

Nelson hopes different airport process works

The latest proposal to change the name of the Outagamie County Regional Airport came after a long study, and that's why one leader hopes for a different result this time. County Executive Tom Nelson says the idea of calling the…

posted 2014-02-05 05:04 by WHBY

State group pleased with Farm Bill

For the first time in more than two years, the nation may have a formal farm aid policy soon, and a statewide group says that's good for farmers. The House and Senate approved the Farm Bill, after several delays. Karen…

posted 2014-02-05 05:03 by WHBY

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