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2014-06-20

Country club renovations progressing

A country club in Appleton is working on a three-year renovation project, and the first phase is finished. The Butte des Morts Country Club is opening a new pool and pool house today. Board member Dave Rause says the former…

posted 2014-06-20 12:58 by WHBY

Watchdog reacts to Walker documents

Prosecutors in a John Doe investigation accuse Governor Walker of being in the middle of a "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate with conservative groups, during a recall campaign. A federal appeals court released the documents yesterday, and some show apparent…

posted 2014-06-20 05:05 by WHBY

Walker weighs in on job numbers

The state isn't keeping pace with the national rate for job growth. Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin ranked 37th, at 1.2 percent growth last year. The national average was 2.1 percent. Companies created about 28,000 jobs…

posted 2014-06-20 05:04 by WHBY

Program features stories of African-Americans

A local series on diversity featured the stories of African-Americans in Appleton, in the late 1800's. Nick Hoffman is the chief curator at the History Museum at the Castle, and he took part in last night's "Walk A Mile" program,…

posted 2014-06-20 05:03 by WHBY

2014-06-19

Gallardo tied for 5th on Milwaukee's all-time win record

Brewers' 4-1 victory over Arizona gave Yovani Gallardo (5-4) his 86th carrer win, putting him at 5th place overall (tied with Ben Sheets) on Milwaukee's carrer win list.  Calos Gomez had an RBI single in the 8th to extend his…

posted 2014-06-19 17:47:17 by WHBY

Prosecutors: Walker part of 'criminal scheme'

Prosecutors in a John Doe investigation accuse Governor Walker of being in the middle of a "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate with conservative groups, during a recall campaign. A federal appeals court released unedited copies of previously redacted documents today.…

posted 2014-06-19 13:30 by WHBY

Wisconsin ranked 37th for job growth

The state ranked 37th in the country last year for private sector job growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the detailed figures today. Wisconsin's job growth rate was 1.2 percent, and that's lower than the national average of 2.1…

posted 2014-06-19 13:05 by WHBY

Former DA Grogan loses law license

A former Outagamie County district attorney lost his law license. The state Supreme Court is revoking Bill Grogan's law license. He was the district attorney in the 1980s, and his license had been suspended since 2011. The court went along…

posted 2014-06-19 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton bans gender identity discrimination

Appleton employers can't discriminate against someone based on gender identity, under a rule passed last night, by the city council. It also bans businesses from refusing someone service, because they are transgender. Appleton diversity coordinator Kathy Flores says that group…

posted 2014-06-19 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton to start downtown parking study

A company will take a close look at parking in downtown Appleton. The city council agreed to hire the Illinois-based Walker Parking Consultants to study the current and future demands. Public works director Paula Vandehey says they're going to sit…

posted 2014-06-19 13:02 by WHBY

AARP: State ranks 8th for long-term care

A group says Wisconsin is ranked eighth in the country for meeting the long-term care needs of the elderly and disabled. AARP spokeswoman Helen Marks Dicks says their survey focused on services that help people stay in their homes, instead…

posted 2014-06-19 13:01 by WHBY

Harley-Davidson unveiling electric motorcycle

A new Harley-Davidson motorcycle might not have its traditional rumble. The company is testing an electric prototype, and it reportedly sounds more like a jet engine. Harley-Davidson of Appleton owner Terry Doughty says he's interested to see the bikes. They'll…

posted 2014-06-19 13:00 by WHBY

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