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2015-01-27

Chancellors react to Walker's UW proposal

Governor Walker officially announced plans this morning, to cut funding for the UW System, by about $300 million, over the next two years. His proposed budget would also give the schools more independence. Two local chancellors are reacting. UW-Green Bay…

posted 2015-01-27 13:05 by WHBY

Raising taxes, fees tough sell for DOT

Transportation funding will be a major issue for the state in the coming months. The DOT is facing a shortfall of nearly $750 million. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says it's tough. He says that part of the budget will…

posted 2015-01-27 13:04 by WHBY

Walker takes step toward W.H. run

Governor Walker is taking his first formal step toward a run for president. He's creating a federal political action committee called Our American Revival. That allows him to raise money for a future campaign in 2016.

posted 2015-01-27 13:03 by WHBY

DOT holding meeting on Hwy. 441 interchange

People have one last chance tonight, to weigh in on a project, to rebuild the interchange between Highway 441 and Racine Road. The DOT is making major changes in that area, including getting rid of some sharp curves on the…

posted 2015-01-27 13:02 by WHBY

Foremost project should start in spring

Construction on a housing development, along the Fox River in Appleton, is expected to start in the spring. Vetter Denk is going to build 90 apartments on the former Foremost Dairy site. Community development director Karen Harkness says the developers…

posted 2015-01-27 13:01 by WHBY

USS Green Bay starts 1st mission

The USS Green Bay is on its way to Japan, on its first mission. The Naval ship will join a fleet to support operations in the Asia-Pacific region. The USS Green Bay is replacing the USS Denver in that area.…

posted 2015-01-27 13:00 by WHBY

Burkhardt gets national honor

A leader in local economic development efforts is generating some national attention. The group Consulting Connect named Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership as one of North America's Top 50 Economic Developers. Consulting Connect works to bring together…

posted 2015-01-27 12:59 by WHBY

Council may hold special expo meeting

Appleton leaders might hold a special meeting so they can ask questions about the proposed downtown expo center. Ald. Peter Stueck is the chair of the community and economic development committee. He says city council members would be able to…

posted 2015-01-27 05:05 by WHBY

Refinery issues lead to gas price spike

Gas prices ended their months-long slide in the Fox Cities yesterday, when they climbed by about eight cents. Gas is now going for $1.99 a gallon at some stations. Erin Roth of the Wisconsin Petroleum Council says four refineries in…

posted 2015-01-27 05:04 by WHBY

3 fire calls make for busy afternoon

Appleton firefighters responded to three calls around the same time yesterday afternoon. The worst was an apartment fire on the city's eastside. Firefighter Dave Reigles says contractors were doing some remodeling in a second-story apartment on Woodmere Court. He says…

posted 2015-01-27 05:03 by WHBY

Menasha shows off plans for new park

Menasha officials hope to start work on a new park this fall. Parks director Brian Tungate says the 5-1/2 acre site is at the end of Tana Lane, on the city's eastside. He says the facility will include woods, a…

posted 2015-01-27 05:02 by WHBY

'Once' opening at PAC tonight

A Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is opening tonight at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Once will be in downtown Appleton for eight performances, through Sunday. PAC spokeswoman Amy Gosz says it's a story about a down-on-his-luck musician, and…

posted 2015-01-27 05:01 by WHBY

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