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2016-02-16

Grothman weighs in on 1st yr in Congress

A freshman Congressman from eastern Wisconsin says there are differences between serving in the federal government and at the state level. Congressman Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport started representing the sixth district, just over a year ago. He spent more than…

posted 2016-02-16 13:03 by WHBY

Coalition has long-term care suggestions

The state is going to make changes to the long-term care system, and more than 60 organizations worked together to develop ideas. The Department of Health Services is putting plans in place. They could impact the Family Care and IRIS…

posted 2016-02-16 13:02 by WHBY

UW System reacts to audit recommendations

An audit of the UW System offered suggestions on how the schools could improve online security. The non-partisan audit bureau also looked at the policies for reserves, and investment management. System spokesman Alex Hummel says they're already working on ways…

posted 2016-02-16 13:01 by WHBY

Police investigate break-ins at G.B. mosque

Since the decision by the Ariens Company on unscheduled breaks was announced, a Green Bay mosque has been broken into three times. That's according to Jaylani Hussein of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He says a masked man came back…

posted 2016-02-16 05:05 by WHBY

Turnout not expected to be big in Menasha

The Government Accountability Board is only predicting a 10 percent statewide turnout for today's primary election, and Menasha's clerk isn't expecting much better. That's even with a primary for mayor on the city's ballot. Clerk Debbie Galeazzi says she hasn't…

posted 2016-02-16 05:04 by WHBY

Senate candidates split on high court process

There's a debate on what should happen with the open spot on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the two U.S. Senate candidates from Wisconsin are on opposite sides. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Oshkosh says the Senate should hold off,…

posted 2016-02-16 05:03 by WHBY

Feingold lays out plans for businesses

The Democrat in this year's race for one of Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seats is talking about ways to encourage business growth. Former Senator Russ Feingold was in Combined Locks yesterday to tour the Appleton Coated mill. He says there are…

posted 2016-02-16 05:02 by WHBY

Gas prices up in Appleton area

Gas prices jumped by six or seven cents yesterday, and an expert says that's not surprising. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says they typically start to climb late in February, once people start driving more again. Jarmusz says right now,…

posted 2016-02-16 05:01 by WHBY

2016-02-15

Chisel falls short in Grammy bid

The co-founder of the Mile of Music festival did not win a Grammy today. Cory Chisel was nominated as the main songwriter for "The Traveling Kind" in the Best American Roots Song category. He wrote the song with Rodney Crowell…

posted 2016-02-15 16:04 by WHBY

Ariens responds to civil rights claim

The leader of the Ariens company is responding to the civil rights violation claim. CEO Dan Ariens says officials announced the break policy decision to employees last October, and the 51 Muslim workers had plenty of time to decide whether…

posted 2016-02-15 14:00 by WHBY

Group to file claim over Ariens prayer breaks

A federal agency could get involved with the controversy over Muslim workers at the Ariens Company, and taking unscheduled breaks to pray. The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced plans to file a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.…

posted 2016-02-15 13:05 by WHBY

Fight looming over Justice Scalia replacement

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died over the weekend, and the process of finding his successor is uncertain. President Obama will likely select a candidate for the high court, for Senate confirmation. Some Republican presidential candidates are calling for the…

posted 2016-02-15 13:04 by WHBY

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