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2014-06-11

Assembly races taking shape

Two local Assembly races will be uncontested this fall, and a Republican primary lost two candidates, following a Government Accountability Board review of nomination papers. The GAB approved five Republican candidates who will try to take outgoing Rep. Dean Kaufert's…

posted 2014-06-11 05:04 by WHBY

GAB dumps challenge to Lasee's ballot spot

The Government Accountability Board ruled that a lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin will stay on the ballot, in the 1st District Senate race this fall. Democrats challenged Sen. Frank Lasee's nomination papers, arguing that the Republican lives in Racine, and not…

posted 2014-06-11 05:03 by WHBY

State property tax levies up about 1.3%

A study found that state property tax levies are up about 1.3 percent this year, and a taxpayer watchdog group says that's about normal for recent years. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says levies for schools and local…

posted 2014-06-11 05:02 by WHBY

Survey: Businesses optimistic about jobs

Fox Cities businesses are likely sharing in the optimism felt by many in the business community in Wisconsin. That's what Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership is taking, from a statewide survey by Manpower. It found that 64…

posted 2014-06-11 05:01 by WHBY

Grant will help Outagamie Co. add K-9

A new drug dog will likely join the Outagamie County sheriff's department this fall. Capt. Mike Jobe says the dogs usually can serve for seven-to-nine years, and it's time to replace one of their current K-9s. He says a $16,000…

posted 2014-06-11 05:00 by WHBY

EAB found near Fish Creek, in Door Co.

The emerald ash borer is showing up in another county in northeast Wisconsin. DNR officials say they've found the bug in Door County, just south of Fish Creek. The county will become the 22nd in the state to be under…

posted 2014-06-11 04:59 by WHBY

2014-06-10

Long Ball Continues to Hurt Estrada. Mets beat up Brewers 6-2

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada gave up two more home runs Tuesday night in New York as the Mets beat the Brewers 6-2. David Murphy hit a two run home run to give the Mets a 2-0 lead in…

posted 2014-06-10 21:41:34 by WHBY

Court issues, then removes gay marriage order

The court battle over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin took another twist today. A federal appeals court issued an order on Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen's attempt to block gay marriages during his appeal. The court said it couldn't take up…

posted 2014-06-10 13:05 by WHBY

Winnebago Co. not issuing same-sex licenses

Winnebago County is among about a third of the state's counties that are not accepting marriage license applications from same-sex couples. County clerk Sue Ertmer says the county's attorney advised her not to accept them. She says the ruling from…

posted 2014-06-10 13:04 by WHBY

Men pledge to combat violence against women

More than 750 people are pledging to take a stance against men's violence against women and children. They were at the annual Voices of Men breakfast and rally this morning, at the Radisson Paper Valley hotel in downtown Appleton. Tom…

posted 2014-06-10 13:03 by WHBY

Waupun man overdoses twice in three days

A 25-year-old Waupun man survived two heroin overdoses last week, thanks to the fast action of first responders. Waupun Deputy Police Chief Scott Louden says authorities were sent to a cemetery last Wednesday, after a woman found the man on…

posted 2014-06-10 13:02 by WHBY

Plans for Foremost Dairy site advance

Plans for apartments on the former Foremost Dairy site, along the Fox River, are headed to the Appleton city council. The city's community and economic development committee unanimously supported an agreement with the developer, Vetter Denk. Community development director Karen…

posted 2014-06-10 13:01 by WHBY

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