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2014-05-29

Student poverty rate rises slightly

The poverty rate in the state's public schools is up a little bit, this year. Over 43 percent qualified for the free or reduced-price lunch program. That's an increase of 0.1 percent. In Appleton, it dropped four percent, to 41.…

posted 2014-05-29 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton skate park work delayed

Skateboarders will have to wait a little longer to try out the planned skate park in Appleton. The lowest bid for the project in Telulah Park was $126,000 over the budget. Parks director Dean Gazza says the improving economy is…

posted 2014-05-29 05:03 by WHBY

Board backs buck-only hunt in parts of state

Deer hunters will only be allowed to bag a buck in 19 northern Wisconsin counties this fall. The state's natural resources board approved a DNR recommendation for a buck-only season in those spots this year. Kevin Wallenfang is the agency's…

posted 2014-05-29 05:02 by WHBY

Baldwin talks student loans at UW-GB

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin visited UW-Green Bay yesterday to talk to students about their student loan debt. The Madison Democrat is pushing a bill that would let people refinance their loans to get a better interest rate. Baldwin says if…

posted 2014-05-29 05:01 by WHBY

2014-05-28

Davis and Braun lead Brewers over the Orioles

Khris Davis hit his third home run of the series and Ryan Braun stayed red hot batting in the number two position with two more hits and two rbi's as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 Wednesday night…

posted 2014-05-28 23:47:37 by WHBY

Report: Walker seeking John Doe deal

An editorial in the Wall Street Journal claims that Governor Walker's campaign may be trying to reach a deal, to end a John Doe probe into the 2012 recall elections. A federal judge recently halted the investigation into whether the…

posted 2014-05-28 13:05 by WHBY

Riverfront development moving forward

A proposal to build 90 to 100 apartments on the former Foremost Dairy site in Appleton, is progressing. The Appleton Redevelopment Authority unanimously signed off on the plans from Vetter Denk of Milwaukee, this morning. The city council will have…

posted 2014-05-28 13:04 by WHBY

Smaller recycling cart delivery starts soon

The city of Appleton will start delivering smaller recycling carts, to people on a waiting list, next week. Public works director Paula Vandehey says about 350 people already signed up for the 65-gallon size, and the city bought about 1,900…

posted 2014-05-28 13:03 by WHBY

Warm, dry weather helps farmers get in field

The mostly dry and warm weather from over the past week is good news for farmers, but they'll still likely see some losses. Kevin Jarek of the UW-Extension's Outagamie County office says after June 1, they'll lose a significant amount…

posted 2014-05-28 13:02 by WHBY

PAC honoring longtime leaders

Some longtime leaders of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will be honored tonight. Vice president Maria Van Laanen says they're presenting their Distinguished Service Award to retiring President Susan Stockton, and the remaining founding board members, of the PAC.…

posted 2014-05-28 13:01 by WHBY

GAB asked to review Bitcoin

A candidate for the Assembly is asking the state's Government Accountability Board to review its stance on using an online currency system, for campaign contributions. Madison Democrat Mark Clear says "Bitcoin" can save money, for candidates, and donors. Clear recently…

posted 2014-05-28 13:00 by WHBY

Progress in Appleton Airport customs plan

A proposal to open a customs area at the Appleton Airport are progressing. The service would be available to passengers on private planes, and Airport director Abe Weber says they have the conditional approval of the federal government. He says…

posted 2014-05-28 05:05 by WHBY

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