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2015-02-02

WTA: UW System in for tough 2 years

The next two years could be very trying for the UW System. That's according to Todd Berry, the president of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Berry says Governor Walker's proposed $300 million funding cut over the next two years comes on…

posted 2015-02-02 05:04 by WHBY

School open enrollment starts today

The state's open enrollment period for public schools starts today. Appleton assistant superintendent Val Dreier says they typically receive more than 3,000 applications a year. About 400 students leave the district for other ones. Dreier says their Wisconsin Connections Academy…

posted 2015-02-02 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton's wheel tax in effect

Appleton created a wheel tax last year, and the $20 annual fee officially went on the books yesterday. People started seeing the tax on their state vehicle registration bills, a few weeks ago. That led to some confusion among people…

posted 2015-02-02 05:02 by WHBY

Traveling exhibit on state history in G.B.

For the next 1-1/2 months, people can get a glimpse of some of the Wisconsin Historical Society's archives at Green Bay's Neville Public Museum. Historical Society spokeswoman Mary Jane Connor says the Wisconsin History Tour exhibit includes a display of…

posted 2015-02-02 05:01 by WHBY

2015-01-30

3 flu-related child deaths reported in region

There are now five reported child deaths from the flu this season, in the state, and three of them happened in northeast Wisconsin last week. The state department of health services only tracks deaths among children 17 and under, and…

posted 2015-01-30 13:05 by WHBY

Man arrested for string of robberies

A 41-year-old Fremont man is in custody for a series of gas station robberies in Waupaca County. Sheriff Brad Hardel says they tracked the suspect's footprintsfrom the Mobile Truck Stop, on Fulton Street in Waupaca, around 4:30 a.m. He says…

posted 2015-01-30 13:04 by WHBY

Uninsured to face income tax fine

If people don't have health insurance, by a deadline next month, they could face fines, on their taxes. Hillary Neste of the Partnership Community Health Center says people without insurance last year, will either have to pay one-percent of their…

posted 2015-01-30 13:03 by WHBY

Older Boomers more engaged at work

A national poll shows older Baby Boomers are more engaged and productive at work, than their younger co-workers. It also found that women are more likely to be into their work than men. Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce President Shannon…

posted 2015-01-30 13:02 by WHBY

Stage may bear name of longtime band leader

The city built a new outdoor stage at the Pierce Park pavilion, and it might bear the name of the former director of the Appleton City Band. Ike Spangenberg spent 45 years with the band. The city's parks and recreation…

posted 2015-01-30 13:01 by WHBY

Longtime DNR sturgeon biologist retires

The former leader of the DNR's sturgeon program, is retiring. Ron Bruch most recently served as the state fisheries director for the agency. But he was the lead sturgeon biologist for the Lake Winnebago system, for the majority of his…

posted 2015-01-30 13:00 by WHBY

Chancellor weighs in on faculty workload

The head of UW-Oshkosh says if faculty had to teach one more class each semester, it would fundamentally change what it's like to work at a comprehensive university. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt says it would transform the school into more of…

posted 2015-01-30 05:05 by WHBY

Groups reach out to homeless

Following an overnight homeless population count, local homeless advocates held a resource fair yesterday to help people get back on their feet. Chris Lashock of Homeless Connections says there are about 350 homeless people in the Fox Cities right now,…

posted 2015-01-30 05:04 by WHBY

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