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State paid $82 billion in taxes in 2015

People in Wisconsin paid about $82 billion in federal, state and local taxes last year. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance crunched the numbers, and he says about two-thirds of that went to the federal government. He says that…

posted 2016-01-12 05:02 by WHBY

Scheels donation gives YMCA boost

A more than half-million dollar donation is helping the fundraising effort by the YMCA of the Fox Cities. Scheels is contributing $513,000 toward the $9 million campaign. The YMCA is planning projects at four locations to renovate and expand some…

posted 2016-01-12 05:01 by WHBY


Woman found dead outside G.B. bar

A woman was found dead, outside of a bar, on Green Bay's west side this morning. Police believe she died from exposure because of the weather. Officers went to Rendevous, in the 2900 block of W. Mason Street this morning.…

posted 2016-01-11 15:05 by WHBY

Cold not bringing more people to shelters

The frigid weather didn't lead more people to go to homeless shelters in the Fox Cities last night. Chris Lashock of Homeless Connections in downtown Appleton says 82 people are already staying there, and that's four over their capacity. He…

posted 2016-01-11 15:04 by WHBY

Frigid weather good for anglers

Today's frigid temperatures are an unwelcome arrival for many, but people who enjoy ice fishing aren't complaining. Scott Engel of the Otter Street Fishing Club says this kind of weather can make an inch-and-a-half of ice, each day. He says…

posted 2016-01-11 15:03 by WHBY

No guarantee of Wed. Powerball winner

A math professor from UW-Oshkosh says only 85 percent of the potential number combinations were sold for last Saturday's Powerball jackpot, there's no guarantee that someone will have the winning ticket, for Wednesday's drawing. Professor K.L.D. Gunawardena says the $1.4…

posted 2016-01-11 15:02 by WHBY

Panel reverses decision on open records

About five months after quietly making a change to the state's open records law, an obscure board plans reversed its decision today. The Public Records Board voted in August to exempt what are called "transitory records" from the law. Bill…

posted 2016-01-11 15:01 by WHBY

Burial mounds bill draws group's ire

Native American groups are speaking out against a bill that would make it easier for property owners to remove burial grounds that stand in the way of development. Mike Allen is the executive director of the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council.…

posted 2016-01-11 15:00 by WHBY

Library site talks likely months away

Appleton leaders probably won't be talking about specific possible sites for a library until at least early summer. Library board president Nancy Scheuerman says the city is working on a mobility study for the downtown, and an overall downtown plan.…

posted 2016-01-11 05:05 by WHBY

Walker looks ahead to 2016

Governor Walker is talking about his priorities for 2016. He says he'll continue to focus of his efforts to make sure everyone who wants a job, can find one. He says he'll also work to help people transition so they're…

posted 2016-01-11 05:04 by WHBY

Group raising awareness of human trafficking

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and an Oshkosh group is holding a rally to bring more attention to the problem. Terra Koslowski of Damascus Road says most of the victims are forced into prostitution, and many are kids.…

posted 2016-01-11 05:03 by WHBY

PAC events focus on austim

It's difficult for many autistic children to go to a show at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center because of the flashing lights and large crowds, but that won't be the case this week. The PAC is sponsoring a community…

posted 2016-01-11 05:02 by WHBY

Wisconsin ranks as the 18th most patriotic state in the country. That must be the case because it says so…
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In honor of the start of Summerfest I have some musical stories to start the Wednesday PhilCast, including some Beach…
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There's a dress controversy brewing at Wimbledon. Nike taking heat for and making changes to a dress it has provided…
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