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2015-02-16

Vos: UW System cuts could hurt small schools

Governor Walker may get some push back from his own party, on his proposed $300 million cut for the UW System. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says bigger campuses may be better positioned to deal with less funding, but other campuses…

posted 2015-02-16 12:59 by WHBY

Pets rescued from Neenah fire

Crews from Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue made quick work of a house fire this morning. Shift commander Kevin Kloehn says there was smoke coming through the front door when they got to the house in the 100 block of Andrew Avenue,…

posted 2015-02-16 12:58 by WHBY

Primary race looms for G.B. mayor

There's a primary tomorrow for Green Bay mayor. City council president Tom De Wane and David Vanderleest are challenging three-term incumbent Mayor Jim Schmitt. De Wane supported the proposed Walmart Supercenter, in the downtown. He says it would've created hundreds…

posted 2015-02-16 05:05 by WHBY

Strong opener for sturgeon season

Sturgeon spearers had to deal with cold and windy conditions over the weekend, but that didn't impact their totals much. The season got off to a strong start on Lake Winnebago on Saturday, with the fifth-highest total in the last…

posted 2015-02-16 05:04 by WHBY

Nelson reacts to possible recycling cut

Outagamie County's leader is reacting to a cut in local recycling funding in Governor Walker's proposed budget. The plan calls for reducing the state's support for community recycling programs from $19 million to $15 million. County Executive Tom Nelson says…

posted 2015-02-16 05:03 by WHBY

Hundreds protest proposed UW System cuts

Protesters turned out in freezing temperatures to speak out about Governor Walker's proposed budget cut to the UW System. One speaker at yesterday's rally on the UW-Madison campus warned that tuition would skyrocket, and students would have less say, if…

posted 2015-02-16 05:02 by WHBY

2015-02-13

Appleton schools watch measels cases

Appleton school administrators have been keeping a close eye on the spread of the measles, and they've been reaching out to parents. There are now two suspected cases in central Wisconsin. Asst. superintendent Val Dreier says they know which students…

posted 2015-02-13 15:05 by WHBY

Sturgeon spearing provides economic boost

Businesses around Lake Winnebago, and the upriver lakes, are hoping to cash in during this year's sturgeon spearing season. The 16-day season opens tomorrow morning. DNR sturgeon expert Ryan Koenigs says it typically only runs for nine days, because spearers…

posted 2015-02-13 15:04 by WHBY

Menominee members marching to Madison

A group of about a dozen members of the Menominee tribe started a march to Madison today, from Keshena. They're hoping to change Governor Walker's mind about the tribe's proposed $800 million casino and hotel in Kenosha. A couple hundred…

posted 2015-02-13 15:03 by WHBY

Health insurance signup deadline looms

The clock is ticking for people to get health insurance through the federal exchanges. The deadline is Sunday. If people don't sign up, they'll be fined around $400 through their income taxes, next year. The federal health and human services…

posted 2015-02-13 15:02 by WHBY

Abuse advocate raises issues over '50 Shades'

The head of a local domestic abuse shelter says she's concerned about the fascination with 50 Shades of Grey. Harbor House executive director Beth Schnorr says the book and movie glorify sexual violence. She says sometimes situations can seem consensual,…

posted 2015-02-13 15:01 by WHBY

Local Kiwanis help ISIS victim's family

A local chapter of the Kiwanis Club is helping the family of the relief worker killed while she was being held hostage by Islamic State terrorists. The death of Kayla Mueller was confirmed earlier this week. She was involved with…

posted 2015-02-13 15:00 by WHBY

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