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2015-01-14

City sets 15-yr high for water main breaks

City of Appleton crews spent a lot more time dealing with water main breaks last year. There were 141 breaks, and that's the highest total in at least 15 years. It's also almost 50 percent more than the 15-year average.…

posted 2015-01-14 13:01 by WHBY

Walker highlights 1st term in speech

Governor Walker looked back on his first four years in office, and touched on some new ideas, during his State of the State address last night. He says property taxes were lower last year than four years ago, and more…

posted 2015-01-14 05:05 by WHBY

Walker lays out education, efficiency plans

The governor wants state lawmakers to pass a school accountability bill. He says the system should provide objective information on all schools that receive public funding from the state. He says parents should be trusted to look at that, and…

posted 2015-01-14 05:04 by WHBY

Hansen reacts to State of State speech

A Democratic lawmaker says he's disappointed in Governor Walker's State of the State speech. Sen. Dave Hansen says he wanted the governor to address the disparity in wages. He says it's happening around the state, and the nation. Hansen claims…

posted 2015-01-14 05:03 by WHBY

Fox River Academy board seeks move

Leaders of an environmental charter school in Appleton are asking to move to a new location, but the district's school board isn't sure that's the best option. Fox River Academy currently uses a building next to Jefferson elementary school in…

posted 2015-01-14 05:02 by WHBY

Fundraising key for special needs day care

A special needs day care in Little Chute held a grand opening yesterday, and a bank that's based in Green Bay is helping to make sure that it's financially sound. Nicolet National Bank senior vice president Mike Waters presented A…

posted 2015-01-14 05:01 by WHBY

2015-01-13

Education, efficiency focus of speech

Governor Walker will deliver his State of the State speech tonight, and he says he'll focus on finding efficiencies in state government and reforming education. Walker says more specifics on the budget won't be available until his formal budget address…

posted 2015-01-13 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton area slips in economic ranking

The Appleton area is ranked 74th on a group's latest list of the best performing small cities. The Milken Institute considers job creation, retention, and wages, when it puts together its annual metro rankings. Appleton fell 40 spots from last…

posted 2015-01-13 13:04 by WHBY

Special needs day care opens in L.C.

A day care for special needs children officially opened its doors this morning. A Very Special Place is replacing Haven of Hope, in Little Chute. Haven of Hope closed abruptly last August, and the new organization took over the building.…

posted 2015-01-13 13:04 by WHBY

Time Warner adding 40 part-time jobs

A cable company that's in the midst of merger talks, is adding 40 more part-time jobs, at its call center, in Appleton. Federal officials are reviewing a deal between Time Warner Cable and Comcast. If it goes through, Charter Communications…

posted 2015-01-13 13:02 by WHBY

Port has best year since 2007

The Port of Green Bay had its best year, since before the start of the Great Recession. Director Dean Haen says 2.3 million tons of materials moved through the port in 2014. That's up three percent from a year earlier,…

posted 2015-01-13 13:01 by WHBY

Girl killed in Marinette Co. fire

A fire at a trailer home in Marinette County claimed the life of a seven-year-old girl. The sheriff's department says her father, and nine-year-old brother, were able to get out safely last night. Authorities say the father tried several times…

posted 2015-01-13 13:00 by WHBY

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