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2014-10-16

Technology improves vision tests for kids

New technology is making it easier for kids to get an eye exam. The Appleton school district is using a Spot Vision camera for its vision screenings, for 4-K students. The Appleton Noon Lions Club sponsors that program, and paid…

posted 2014-10-16 13:00 by WHBY

Council seeks costs for SWAT vehicle

Appleton police will have to lay out the long-term costs of the department's military-style SWAT vehicle. The city council voted 10-3 last night, to ask for that information, within 45 days. Members also voted down a request to look into…

posted 2014-10-16 05:05 by WHBY

Railroad fixing crossings in Appleton

A few years after Appleton leaders called on a railroad company to make some repairs, at several crossings, Canadian National crews are getting to work. Public works director Paula Vandehey says the company is fixing the crossing at Appleton and…

posted 2014-10-16 05:04 by WHBY

Mile of Music co-founders win award

The city of Appleton is honoring the co-founders of the Mile of Music festival. The four-day event brought about 35,000 people to the downtown in August. Mayor Tim Hanna recently created the "Ambassadors of Appleton" award, and Cory Chisel and…

posted 2014-10-16 05:03 by WHBY

Walkers raise awareness about white cane law

A group of about 20 people walked along a portion of College Avenue in downtown Appleton yesterday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the white cane law. It requires drivers to stop at least 10 feet from blind people, with…

posted 2014-10-16 05:02 by WHBY

2014-10-15

Poll: Race for governor a dead heat

A poll released this afternoon shows the race for governor remains extremely tight. The Marquette University law school poll has Governor Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke tied at 47% among likely voters. Among registered voters, Walker leads 48%-45%. That's…

posted 2014-10-15 13:05 by WHBY

Former mayor reacts to Menasha plan

Developers are proposing a six-story office and retail building in Menasha, and a former mayor believes it's another step forward for the downtown. Thom Ciske also worked at the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce after his time as the leader…

posted 2014-10-15 13:04 by WHBY

Budget work underway in Outagamie Co.

Property taxpayers in Outagamie County would see their tax bills climb a little bit, under the proposed budget for next year. County Executive Tom Nelson wants to increase spending by almost two percent. That would lead to a tax rate…

posted 2014-10-15 13:03 by WHBY

Watchdog critical of federal judge

The leader of a government watchdog group is accusing a federal judge of trying to write state laws, in Wisconsin. Jay Heck of Common Cause says Judge Rudolph Randa overstepped his authority yesterday. Randa ordered the state to stop enforcing…

posted 2014-10-15 13:02 by WHBY

Walker says no 'right to work' next session

Governor Walker says he will not support making Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Walker says if he's elected to a second term, he will specifically tell lawmakers not to pursue the issue. He also says he will not expand the collective…

posted 2014-10-15 13:01 by WHBY

Harris goes after Grothman on Medicare

A Democratic candidate for Congress is raising concerns about his opponent's stance on Medicare. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris will face Republican Senator Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport, on November 4. Harris says he's speaking out, because today is the first…

posted 2014-10-15 13:00 by WHBY

Downtown Menasha development unveiled

The site of the former Hotel Menasha, and a bank, could be home to a six-story office and retail building. Developers John Bergstrom and Kim Vanderhyden are proposing the $14 million to $19 million project, in downtown Menasha. Vanderhyden says…

posted 2014-10-15 05:05 by WHBY

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