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2014-10-30

Panel votes against library referendum

Appleton would not hold an advisory referendum on a proposed new library, under the recommendation of a city panel. The finance committee voted down the idea last night, 4-1. The question would ask whether the city should spend $30 million…

posted 2014-10-30 05:05 by WHBY

Burke talks about run for governor

The Democrat in the race for governor says her experience as an executive at Trek Bicycle would help her lead the state. Mary Burke is talking about next Tuesday's election against Governor Walker. She says her top priorities are improving…

posted 2014-10-30 05:04 by WHBY

Community Foundation sets giving record

Grants from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region set a record for a one-year period. President Curt Detjen says non-profits received nearly $16 million. Almost 900 grants were handed out, in the fiscal year that ended in June.…

posted 2014-10-30 05:03 by WHBY

Commission backs Valley Transit fare hike

Valley Transit is a step closer to raising fares for the first time in five years. The Fox Cities Transit Commission decided to increase regular fares by 20 cents, to $2. Chair Chuck Rundquist says expenses are rising, and they…

posted 2014-10-30 05:02 by WHBY

2014-10-29

Walker leads Burke in latest poll

Governor Walker is making some gains in the final Marquette University law school poll before the election. The poll released yesterday shows Governor Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke, 50-43 percent, among likely voters. In the previous poll, two weeks…

posted 2014-10-29 15:05 by WHBY

Burke denies being fired from Trek

The Democrat running for governor is responding to claims in a story posted by a conservative website, that she was fired from the Trek Bicycle Company in 1993. The story cites a former Trek human resources director, and he says…

posted 2014-10-29 13:04 by WHBY

State follows trend with low-wage jobs

A study shows the number of low-paying jobs in Wisconsin, and the country, grew over the past 10 years. UW-Milwaukee professor Marc Levine says those jobs bounced back from the recession, much quicker, than middle-wage ones. Dale Knapp is the…

posted 2014-10-29 13:03 by WHBY

Another company to expand in Hortonville

A company that applies coating to industrial products is growing, close to one of its partners. Coating Systems is going to build a new facility in the Hortonville industrial park, across the street from Piping Systems. Piping Systems is in…

posted 2014-10-29 13:02 by WHBY

Genrich, Wimberger meet in Assembly race

A first-term lawmaker from Green Bay is facing a challenge for a seat in the Assembly. Democratic Rep. Eric Genrich and Republican Eric Wimberger of Green Bay are on next Tuesday's ballot in the 90th district. Genrich is running for…

posted 2014-10-29 13:01 by WHBY

DOT to reveal Racine Street bridge options

The Racine Street bridge in Menasha could get a makeover, or it could be replaced, in the coming years. The DOT is studying the options, and officials will show them off today. Project manager Bill Bertrand says the bridge was…

posted 2014-10-29 13:00 by WHBY

Film on history, paranormal to debut at PAC

An Appleton filmmaker is holding the premiere of his documentary on history, and the paranormal, in the downtown tonight. Michael Brown is the executive producer of Haunted State: Whispers from History Past. He says they filmed in four locations around…

posted 2014-10-29 12:59 by WHBY

Hotel sale wouldn't impact expo center

The Radisson Paper Valley Hotel is up for sale, but local officials say that shouldn't hurt the chances for an expo center in downtown Appleton. That project is expected to be connected to the Paper Valley. Jay Schumerth is the…

posted 2014-10-29 05:05 by WHBY

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