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2015-06-29

Fair Wis. to focus on fighting discrimination

In the wake of last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, an advocacy group will turn its attention to fighting discrimination. Megin McDonell of Fair Wisconsin says same-sex couples can experience that at schools, work, and with housing.…

posted 2015-06-29 05:04 by WHBY

Swing-voting justices decided major cases

U.S. Supreme Court justices don't necessarily follow the ideology of the person who placed them on the high court. A Lawrence University political science professor says we saw that last week, when the court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex…

posted 2015-06-29 05:03 by WHBY

Police watching for red-light runners

Police around the state are watching for red-light runners, as part of a national "Stop on Red" campaign. Sgt. Travis Lauer of the State Patrol says drivers who don't are a real danger, especially when they gun it, to try…

posted 2015-06-29 05:02 by WHBY

2015-06-26

Former UW-Osh student sentenced for ricin

The former UW-Oshkosh student convicted of possessing ricin will spend a little over three years in prison. 21-year-old Kyle Smith pleaded guilty in federal court to the charge, in March. A judge sentenced him today, to 40 months in prison,…

posted 2015-06-26 17:30 by WHBY

Advocate reacts to gay marriage ruling

A gay rights advocate from Appleton is weighing in on today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states. Kathy Flores says it's a monumental win for freedom, equality, inclusion, and love. He says it's great that…

posted 2015-06-26 13:05 by WHBY

State groups respond to gay marriage decision

A couple of statewide groups are responding to this morning's Supreme Court decision, on gay marriage. Chris Ahmuty of ACLU Wisconsin says the 5-to-4 ruling is a step forward for equality in Wisconsin. Julaine Appling is the president of Wisconsin…

posted 2015-06-26 13:04 by WHBY

Walker calls high court ruling 'grave mistake'

Governor Walker wasn't pleased by today's Supreme Court ruling. In a statement released this morning, he called the decision a "grave mistake." He's also calling for an, to the U.S. Constitution, so states could create their own marriage laws. Walker…

posted 2015-06-26 13:03 by WHBY

PAC reaches $25 mil fundraising goal

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center reached a fundraising goal, and a downtown business leader says it's great that the facility's future is secure. The PAC is setting up a $25 million endowment, from donations and pledges, through its Keystone…

posted 2015-06-26 13:02 by WHBY

Businesses relieved by Appleton Rd. reopening

Business around the Appleton Road interchange are relieved that it's opening to traffic again today. Goodwill spokesman Dan Flannery says the road work made it difficult, to get to the organization's Menasha campus. The Goodwill store closed around the time…

posted 2015-06-26 13:01 by WHBY

19-yr-old Greenville woman missing

A family in Greenville is looking for a 19-year-old woman. Zofia Kaminski was last seen around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Sgt. Mike Fitzpatrick of the Outagamie County sheriff's department says she left her home, in a car. He says it's a…

posted 2015-06-26 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton Road interchange to reopen

Drivers in the Appleton Road, Oneida Street, and Midway Road areas won't have to deal with nearly as much congestion after tonight. The DOT plans to open the Appleton Road interchange with Highway 10-441, by 8 p.m. Spokesman Mark Kantola…

posted 2015-06-26 05:05 by WHBY

ThedaCare launches $7 mil campaign

Construction is progressing on ThedaCare's regional cancer center, and the provider will try to raise $7 million for the facility, and its programs. Cancer survivors took part in last night's campaign kickoff at UW-Fox Valley. Shane Kohl is the regional…

posted 2015-06-26 05:04 by WHBY

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