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2015-11-03

Menasha weighs in on Racine St. bridge

If Menasha's city council gets its way, the new Racine Street bridge would have roundabouts on both sides. Members recommended last night that the DOT go with that option. The agency is studying about a dozen alternatives. Menasha public works…

posted 2015-11-03 13:03 by WHBY

Murphy revives raw milk bill

The Legislature will again consider whether farmers should be allowed to sell raw, unpasteurized, milk, from their farms. Republican Rep. Dave Murphy of Greenville is proposing the change. Similar bills failed, in recent sessions. Murphy says he doesn't think the…

posted 2015-11-03 13:03 by WHBY

State officials hope for milder flu season

Six Wisconsin children died from the flu last season, and state health officials are hoping for a milder season this year. Tom Haupt is an epidemiologist at the state health department. He says many of last year's child flu deaths…

posted 2015-11-03 13:01 by WHBY

Alzheimer's, dementia focus of meeting

The state is trying to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, along with their caregivers. Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades was in Appleton this morning for a meeting with stakeholders, at Riverview Gardens. She…

posted 2015-11-03 13:00 by WHBY

Options on table for Foremost site

The plans for a riverfront development in Appleton range from senior housing, to apartments for students at Lawrence University. Those are the two options for the former Foremost Dairy site that the Appleton Redevelopment Authority will go over, in depth,…

posted 2015-11-03 05:05 by WHBY

Concerns delay vote on GAB bill

Some Republicans in the Senate are holding out on a bill that would eliminate the nonpartisan board that oversees elections and ethics rules. They canceled a floor vote that was scheduled for today on that proposal, and another to change…

posted 2015-11-03 05:04 by WHBY

Assembly to vote on food stamp bills

There could be some new rules for the state's food stamp program. The Assembly is taking up some bills today, including one that would require photos of the FoodShare recipient on the card. Another would keep close tabs on people…

posted 2015-11-03 05:03 by WHBY

Work on Hortonville dam nearly done

A portion of Highway M in Hortonville should reopen in about a week. The road was closed in May, when crews began a project at the Black Otter Dam. Village public works director Carl McCrary says they wanted to open…

posted 2015-11-03 05:02 by WHBY

County looking for new highway commissioner

Outagamie County is looking for someone to lead its highway department, and the county's leader says resumes are coming in. Former highway commissioner Al Geurts resigned late last month. He worke for the department for more than 20 years, including…

posted 2015-11-03 05:01 by WHBY

2015-11-02

City could decide Erb Pool options soon

Appleton's leader is hoping for a decision on the future of Erb Pool, in time to start construction at the end of the season next year. The city's finance committee added more money to the proposed 2016 budget, to put…

posted 2015-11-02 13:05 by WHBY

Jacque wants incentive for finding welfare fraud

A state lawmaker is unveiling a plan to fight welfare fraud, with hopes of saving taxpayers money. Rep. Andre Jacque of De Pere says police and sheriff's departments don't aggressively pursue welfare fraud, because it takes a lot of time,…

posted 2015-11-02 13:04 by WHBY

Hilbert schools leader reacts to referendum bill

Hilbert school district's leader says a proposal in the Legislature would hamper a school's ability to work with the community, to fund building projects. Superintendent Tony Sweere is reacting to a bill that would ban school districts from holding a…

posted 2015-11-02 13:03 by WHBY

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