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2015-02-19

Walmart wage decision could impact others

By this time next year, Walmart employees will make at least $10 an hour, and an economics professor says that could lead other businesses to raise their base wages as well. Walmart plans to increase its starting pay to $9…

posted 2015-02-19 13:05 by WHBY

Lawmakers soften sanctions for failing schools

Lawmakers are looking for ways to make schools more accountable, but they might not force failing ones, to become independent charters. Assembly Republicans are softening their stance on that requirement. Governor Walker and Senate Republicans don't want to include any…

posted 2015-02-19 13:04 by WHBY

UW-Green Bay applications up from last year

More prospective students are applying to UW-Green Bay, for next fall's semester. So far, admissions figures are up seven percent, and freshman applications increased by 13 percent. That comes after preliminary numbers from the fall of 2014 showed a 7.5…

posted 2015-02-19 13:03 by WHBY

Huntley elementary getting new playground

The Appleton school district is teaming up with the city, on a playground project, on the northeast side. The city council unanimously approved a neighborhood improvement grant, for the equipment, at Huntley elementary school. Principal Kendra Vandertie says the district…

posted 2015-02-19 13:02 by WHBY

Economist: Mortgage rates to rise in 2015

Mortgage interest rates will probably go up this year. That's the feeling of economist Dave Clark of the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says as the economy continues its slow growth, there's pressure to raise mortgage rates. Clark says he doesn't…

posted 2015-02-19 13:01 by WHBY

Menominee tribe rallies at Capitol

Today is the last day for Governor Walker to change his mind on a proposed Menominee casino in Kenosha, and there are no signs that will happen. Several hundred Menominee tribal members rallied in at Capitol yesterday, protesting Governor Walker's…

posted 2015-02-19 05:05 by WHBY

3 call for council vote on expo center

Three members of the Appleton city council want their colleagues to take a stance on whether the proposed expo center project should move forward. Ald. Kyle Lobner says otherwise, city staff and consultants shouldn't be spending time on the proposal.…

posted 2015-02-19 05:04 by WHBY

Neenah Paper expansion plans progress

A proposed project in the Appleton flats took a step forward last night. Neenah Paper wants to build a stand-alone plant to produce specialty filter papers, to the north of its existing mill. The city council unanimously approved a special…

posted 2015-02-19 05:03 by WHBY

Health insurance signup climbs 58%

There was a 58 percent increase in the number of Wisconsinites signing up for health insurance, through the federal exchanges this year. The U.S. Health and Human Services department is reporting that almost 206,000 people in the state bought a…

posted 2015-02-19 05:02 by WHBY

Deal reached in G.B. school records request

A Democratic lawmaker from Green Bay says he's pleased with a compromise over an open records request. School Choice Wisconsin initially asked the Green Bay school district for student information, including names, addresses, telephone numbers and grade levels. District say…

posted 2015-02-19 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-18

Oil prices could plummet

Gas prices are rising, but some analysts think crude oil prices could fall dramatically. A report from Bloomberg says they might even dip as low as $10 a barrel. Erin Roth of the Wisconsin Petroleum Council says he wouldn't be…

posted 2015-02-18 13:05 by WHBY

FVTC showing off high-tech equipment

Students at Fox Valley Technical College are using some high-tech equipment, to train for their future careers. Dean Lodes is the school's learning innovations and technology manager. He says nursing and other medical students are using a 3D digital simulator,…

posted 2015-02-18 13:04 by WHBY

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