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Fox Cities lawmakers push state job changes

Changes could be coming to the way the state government hires workers. A pair of Republican lawmakers from northeast Wisconsin also want to make it easier to fire people. Assistant Majority Leader Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek and Sen. Roger Roth…

posted 2015-09-25 05:02 by WHBY

Assembly cuts off Planned Parenthood grant

Majority Republicans in the Assembly took a step yesterday to deny federal funding from Planned Parenthood. They voted 60-35 to block the group from receiving money from the federal government, through what's known as a Title X grant. Democratic Rep.…

posted 2015-09-25 05:01 by WHBY


Ribble on hand to see Pope Francis

Pope Francis became the first top leader of the Catholic church to speak to Congress, and a lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin was there to see it this morning. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood says the Pope gave a little…

posted 2015-09-24 13:05 by WHBY

Kits will help in response to active shooters

The Brown County sheriff's department has a new tool to help in the response to active shooters, and other major incidents. Capt. Dan Sandberg says they have four emergency kits that can be used to coordinate police, fire, and emergency…

posted 2015-09-24 13:04 by WHBY

Jacque: Support is there for fetal tissue bill

One of the authors of the proposal to ban research in the state, using fetal tissue, believes he has enough support in the Assembly. Republican Rep. Andre Jacque of De Pere is responding to comments that Speaker Robin Vos made…

posted 2015-09-24 13:03 by WHBY

Doctor raises concerns about e-cigs

A local doctor says he's concerned about the chemicals that are released in e-cigarettes. Dr. Adam Olson is with ThedaCare Physicians-Darboy. He says the devices are often made overseas, so their quality levels can be inconsistent. Olson says the vapor…

posted 2015-09-24 13:02 by WHBY

Water usage down 5% in state

Water use in Wisconsin homes declined by almost five percent last year. A report from the state's Public Service Commission shows on average, residential customers used 48,000 gallons in 2014. The agency's Denise Schmidt says once again, June, July, and…

posted 2015-09-24 13:01 by WHBY

Walker tells donors of future plans

Governor Walker won't leave for a cabinet post, if a Republican becomes the next president. That's what he told donors yesterday. He says he'll finish his current term as governor, and he hasn't decided if he's going to run again…

posted 2015-09-24 05:05 by WHBY

Pope's visit drawing plenty of attention

Ever since he arrived a couple of days ago, people in the Fox Cities, and around the country, have been keeping tabs on Pope Francis. UW-Oshkosh religious studies professor Kathleen Corley says he's probably so popular, because he's different than…

posted 2015-09-24 05:04 by WHBY

Valley Transit analyzing bus stop times

Valley Transit buses are "on time" about 80 percent of the time. System spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says that's unacceptable, and they're working to make improvements. She says many of their routes were designed 20 years ago, and traffic has changed over…

posted 2015-09-24 05:03 by WHBY

AHA raising money for student build

Some high school students in Appleton are building a new house on the city's southside, and a group is trying to raise money to keep the program going. The district offers a construction class, and a family that needs affordable…

posted 2015-09-24 05:02 by WHBY

Hansen wants details on Walker's security costs

Governor Walker's spokeswoman says his presidential campaign will repay the state for his security detail within two weeks. Democratic Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay says he'd like to see a detailed account of the costs, and not just a…

posted 2015-09-24 05:01 by WHBY

With October here and the weather starting to give us that fall feeling...SOUP SEASON!!!! Had to go there for this…
posted by Justin Hull 1 day ago
A mother in South Carolina wanted to shame her son as punishment for his fighting and homophobic remarks. So she…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
The Boldt Company High School team of the week is the Appleton North girls golf team. The Lightning won the…
posted by Alex Solsma 1 day ago