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2015-03-05

Assembly debating right-to-work

The Assembly is taking up the right-to-work bill, and the debate is expected to stretch into tomorrow morning. The proposal would eliminate the requirement that workers join a union, in order to get certain jobs. Republican Speaker Robin Vos accused…

posted 2015-03-05 13:05 by WHBY

State budget hearing planned in Brillion

Lawmakers will hold one of the four statewide hearings on the proposed budget, in Brillion. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee announced that the first public hearing will be at Brillion high school, on March 18. It will run from 10…

posted 2015-03-05 13:04 by WHBY

CVB leader reacts to expo center vote

The leader of a local tourism group says she was pleasantly surprised by the margin of last night's vote on the proposed expo center. The Appleton city council approved a land deal with Outagamie County, 10-to-4. The city would buy…

posted 2015-03-05 13:03 by WHBY

Foundation donates $2 mil to cancer center

One of ThedaCare's foundations is donating $2 million toward the health care provider's new regional cancer center in Appleton. The Theda Clark Medical Center Foundation announced the gift this morning. ThedaCare's Family of Foundations is trying to raise $7 million…

posted 2015-03-05 13:02 by WHBY

More marijuana coming from other states

Some of the marijuana being sold on the streets of the Fox Cities, likely came from states where the drug is now legal. Lt. Brad Dunlap is with the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit. He says a drug ring that…

posted 2015-03-05 13:01 by WHBY

Neenah upgrades city website

The city of Neenah launched a redesigned website this week. Mayor Dean Kaufert says there are a number of upgrades, including more social media connections. He says it's also easier to search for information, and less intimidating to people, they…

posted 2015-03-05 13:00 by WHBY

LU announces graduation honorees

Lawrence University plans to honor two civil rights activists during this spring's graduation ceremony. The school will issue honorary degrees to Appleton native James Zwerg, and Congressman John Lewis from Georgia, on June 14. Zwerg was one of the Freedom…

posted 2015-03-05 12:59 by WHBY

New life for expo center project

Plans for an expo center in downtown Appleton are back on. The city council agreed to buy the land for the proposed site on a 10-4 vote last night. The city would pay Outagamie County just over $2 million for…

posted 2015-03-05 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna weighs in on expo center vote

Appleton's mayor says there's a lot of work to do on the proposed expo center, but they're "in the game." Mayor Tim Hanna is reacting to last night's vote. He says they can't do the project without support from neighboring…

posted 2015-03-05 05:04 by WHBY

Agents bust marijuana ring

Two Menasha men face drug trafficking charges, after local agents say they busted a significant drug ring in the Fox Cities. Lt. Brad Dunlap is with the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit. He says at least 10 people were traveling…

posted 2015-03-05 05:03 by WHBY

Lawmaker questions Walker's security costs

A Democratic senator is questioning Governor Walker's use of state troopers for security when he goes on out-of-state trips. The governor has traveled to a number of states to speak to conservative groups, while he considers a run for president.…

posted 2015-03-05 05:02 by WHBY

Neenah's costs for 4K not finalized

Neenah school administrators have to wait to figure out how much it would cost to start four-year-old kindergarten next year. Ninety-five percent of districts around the state offer the program. Business services director Andrew Thorson says registration starts March 16.…

posted 2015-03-05 05:01 by WHBY

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