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2015-02-25

Outagamie Co. supports novelty lighter ban

The Outagamie County board is backing a proposal that would ban novelty lighters in the state. County supervisor Lee Hammen says many of the lighters look like toys, and that could lead a child to accidentally start a house fire.…

posted 2015-02-25 13:00 by WHBY

Fox Cities Marathon signup starts

Registration started this morning for this year's Community First Fox Cities Marathon. Race operations manager Jesse Drake says participants in the 25th annual event will have something new to look forward to. He says they're changing the course to feature…

posted 2015-02-25 12:59 by WHBY

Senate to take up right-to-work bill

The Senate will consider the proposed right-to-work bill today, in the wake of an ugly end to a public hearing yesterday. Republicans cut off testimony, about 45 minutes earlier than scheduled, and dozens of speakers who were waiting started shouting…

posted 2015-02-25 05:05 by WHBY

Walker weighs in on right-to-work

Governor Walker commented for the first time yesterday about the right-to-work bill. For months, the governor said he wouldn't comment on the issue, until a bill was introduced. He also repeatedly said it would be a distraction, if the proposal…

posted 2015-02-25 05:04 by WHBY

Unions, backers rally at Capitol

Union members and supporters gathered outside the Capitol over the noon hour yesterday, to rally against the right-to-work bill. Sheila Cochran with the Milwaukee Area Labor Council called on workers to stand strong, and educate younger generations about the importance…

posted 2015-02-25 05:03 by WHBY

Expo center economic impact detailed

A consultant believes the direct spending from conferences and meetings in the Fox Cities would almost double with an expo center in downtown Appleton. The economic impact of the proposed facility was one of the big topics during a special…

posted 2015-02-25 05:02 by WHBY

Johnson wants end to funding stalemate

With the deadline approaching, a U.S. Senator from Oshkosh is urging lawmakers to settle the fight over homeland security funding. The agency is set to run out of money after Friday, and Republicans and Democrats are arguing over President Obama's…

posted 2015-02-25 05:01 by WHBY

Special needs program expanding

A program that helps students with special needs gain the skills needed to hold a job is growing. Starting in the fall, St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay will be the latest company to participate in Project Search. St. Elizabeth…

posted 2015-02-25 05:00 by WHBY

2015-02-24

Senate holding right-to-work hearing

The debate over the right-to-work bill officially started this morning, at the Capitol. A Senate panel is holding a hearing on the proposal. The bill would ban companies from forcing employees to join a union. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott…

posted 2015-02-24 13:05 by WHBY

Hanna discusses city risk in other projects

The proposed expo center in downtown Appleton wouldn't be the only privately-run project that the city has a stake in. That's according to Mayor Tim Hanna. The city's ownership and liability in the Fox Cities Exhibition Center was one of…

posted 2015-02-24 13:04 by WHBY

Menasha home damaged by fire

A fire caused major damage at a house in Menasha last night. Crews from Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue went to the home, in the 600 block of Racine Street, around 8:30 p.m. Investigators think an electrical issue, in the attic, sparked…

posted 2015-02-24 13:03 by WHBY

CASA of the Fox Cites nears milestone

A non-profit group that pairs adult volunteers with abused and neglected children in Outagamie County started helping kids nearly one year ago. CASA of the Fox Cities currently has 33 court-appointed special advocates to support children through the court process.…

posted 2015-02-24 13:02 by WHBY

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