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Monarch butterfly population sliding

The owner of a local butterfly business is on board with federal efforts to boost the population of monarchs. Over the last two decades, the population has dropped from more than one billion, to 34 million. Jack Voight of Butterfly…

posted 2015-11-17 15:01 by WHBY

Walker wants state ban on Syrian refugees

Governor Walker says the state will not allow any Syrian refugees to settle here. He made the announcement yesterday afternoon, after Republican leaders in the Assembly signed a letter to the federal government. They're also asking that none of the…

posted 2015-11-17 05:05 by WHBY

Group: Fears of Syrian refugees unfounded

A group that helps refugees from around the world find new homes in the Fox Cities is reacting to fears that Islamic State members could infiltrate groups of Syrian refugees heading to the U.S. World Relief Fox Valley executive director…

posted 2015-11-17 05:04 by WHBY

Campaign finance, GAB bills head to Walker

Changes to the state's campaign finance laws, and the board that oversees ethics and elections, are in the hands of Governor Walker. The Assembly yesterday backed a number of changes that Senate Republicans made to the proposals last week. Speaker…

posted 2015-11-17 05:03 by WHBY

More communities take up room tax hike

Two Fox Cities communities took up the proposed 10 percent hotel room tax, and more will consider it tonight. Three percent of the tax would be used to pay for an expo center in downtown Appleton. The city of Menasha…

posted 2015-11-17 05:02 by WHBY

2nd Oshkosh escapee captured

Over a month after he walked away from a minimum security facility in Oshkosh, an inmate is back behind bars. Police say 21-year-old Leland Larock was arrested in Shawano County. He was at the Winnebago Correctional Center when he escaped,…

posted 2015-11-17 05:01 by WHBY

'The Grinch' opens at PAC tonight

A musical that's based on a book and a classic animated TV special will be in downtown Appleton this week. Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas opens tonight at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Spokeswoman Trisha Witt says it's…

posted 2015-11-17 05:00 by WHBY


Assembly considers campaign finance, GAB bills

The Assembly is expected to pass two bills today, dealing with campaign finances and government oversight, and a watchdog group is speaking out against them. One of them would increase how much money donors can give to candidates, while watering…

posted 2015-11-16 13:05 by WHBY

Bill would lift moratorium on new nuclear plants

Some Republican lawmakers want to lift the state's moratorium on new nuclear power plants. Right now, state regulators can't grant permission for a new nuclear plant, unless a federal facility to house the plant's waste exists, and the plant wouldn't…

posted 2015-11-16 13:04 by WHBY

Manawa man killed in wrong-way crash

An 86-year-old Manawa man died, after he drove the wrong way on Highway 10 and crashed into an oncoming car. Authorities say the driver of the other vehicle has serious injuries. The accident happened last night, around 6:15 p.m, just…

posted 2015-11-16 13:03 by WHBY

King's Variety closing in L.C.

Little Chute's downtown is losing one of its oldest businesses. King's Variety will close, by early next year. Owner Peggy Edmunds says they started a "going out of business" sale today. She says competition from big box stores is too…

posted 2015-11-16 13:02 by WHBY

4 companies move into 'manufacturing mall'

Four companies are moving into the same building in Neenah, and they're calling it the state's first "manufacturing mall." Amy Pietsch is the executive director of the Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College. She says J.W. Welding, Grassroots Machining,…

posted 2015-11-16 13:01 by WHBY

Let the PhilCast Countdown to Christmas begin! From now until my final show before the big day all bump music…
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Wishing you and yours as happy a Thanksgiving as that turkey is having in the picture. Associate producer "Z-Bart" will…
posted by Philcast 5 days ago
It's that time again.... The Tuesday PhilCast will be a celebration of all things that are my favorite holiday of…
posted by Philcast 6 days ago