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2015-03-19

Judge keeps right-to-work in place

A Dane County judge says he will not block the right-to-work law. Judge William Foust heard from attorneys from the state AFL-CIO chapter, and two local unions, this morning. They argue that the law is unconstitutional, because workers will receive…

posted 2015-03-19 13:04 by WHBY

Neenah backs TIF district for Menasha Corp.

The Neenah city council is signing off on a development agreement with the Menasha Corporation for a $28 million project. The company is building a new headquarters on its current site, along Highway 41, south of the Breezewood Lane exit.…

posted 2015-03-19 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton OKs plans for Midway Road

Appleton's city council is on board with some changes to Midway Road. Members approved some improvements for pedestrians. Ald. Jeff Jirschele pushed for a review of the busy street between Oneida Street and Plank Road. He says he's satisfied with…

posted 2015-03-19 13:02 by WHBY

5 area school districts win national music honor

Five school districts in the area are receiving national recognition for their music education programs. Green Bay is one of them, and fine arts program coordinator Lucinda Roberts says they're thrilled.. The NAMM Foundation handed out the "Best Communities for…

posted 2015-03-19 13:01 by WHBY

Some local farms looking for direct customers

Community Supported Agriculture programs are growing in the Fox Cities, and local farms are signing people up for this year's growing season. Polly Dalton of Field Note Farms says a CSA share in a local farm can vary between $250…

posted 2015-03-19 13:00 by WHBY

Talks to start for possible library site

The city of Appleton plans to start negotiations for the preferred site of a new downtown library. Mayor Tim Hanna says they've traded appraisals with Trinity Lutheran Church and Fox Banquets. He says the state also recently approved the city's…

posted 2015-03-19 05:05 by WHBY

Administrators speak out about school cuts

School district leaders from around the area gave the Legislature's budget committee an earful yesterday, about Governor Walker's proposed cuts to public education. The governor's budget would reduce funding by $150 per student. Appleton Sup. Lee Allinger says it's very…

posted 2015-03-19 05:04 by WHBY

Study: Providers not recognizing trafficking signs

Most health care providers say they don't have enough training on how to recognize victims of sex trafficking. Dr. Angela Rabbitt says she came to that conclusion, during a study for the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital of…

posted 2015-03-19 05:03 by WHBY

Keller-sponsored musher wins Iditarod again

After spending eight days and 18 hours on the trail, a musher with local ties won the Iditarod sled dog race. Dallas Seavey crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska around 4 a.m. yesterday. J.J. Keller and Associates vice chair…

posted 2015-03-19 05:02 by WHBY

Hortonville puts twist on anti-smoking effort

What would you buy with $8.11? That's the question some Hortonville middle school students are answering, as part of an anti-tobacco program. Teacher Bryan Fletcher says that's the average price, in Wisconsin, for a pack of cigarettes. The students will…

posted 2015-03-19 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-18

School funding a top issue at budget hearing

School funding was a hot topic, at a hearing on the state budget, at Brillion high school. Hundreds of people came to tell the Joint Finance Committee what they like, and don't like, about Governor Walker's plan. Martha Baldwin is…

posted 2015-03-18 13:05 by WHBY

Future Neenah raising money for trestle bridges

Now that Menasha and Neenah are taking the first step toward possibly building two trestle bridges, a non-profit is going to start a fundraising drive to help pay for them. Future Neenah hopes to bring in at least $1 million.…

posted 2015-03-18 13:04 by WHBY

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