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2014-02-21

Big turnover coming in Legislature

Quite a few state lawmakers have already announced that they're not seeking re-election this year, and one observer believes the partisan acrimony at the Capitol is likely a factor. Mike McCabe is the executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.…

posted 2014-02-21 05:00 by WHBY

2014-02-20

Plow drivers prepared for storm

Road crews are keeping a close eye on today's weather. Al Guerts is the director of the Outagamie County highway department. He says their snowplows were ready this morning, with plenty of salt. Guerts says they also have to deal…

posted 2014-02-20 13:05 by WHBY

UW-Osh student watching unrest in Ukraine

A UW-Oshkosh student is watching news coverage of the unrest in the Ukraine very closely. Nazar Kulchytskyy moved to Wisconsin with his parents five years ago, but his brother and cousins still live there. He says political unrest is growing,…

posted 2014-02-20 13:04 by WHBY

Ellis weighs in on Common Core bills

The Assembly's education committee canceled a vote today, on a bill that would give the Legislature more authority over the academic standards for the state's public schools. A local lawmaker says some changes are necessary. Senate President Mike Ellis says…

posted 2014-02-20 13:03 by WHBY

Assembly school accountability bill on hold

There won't be a vote today on a school accountability bill that would shut down poor performing public schools. The Assembly education committee was going to take up the proposal. It also would drop voucher schools from the program, if…

posted 2014-02-20 13:02 by WHBY

Libraries getting fiber optic upgrade

All of the libraries in the Outagamie-Waupaca system will soon have faster Internet connections. Executive director Walter Burkhalter says right now, only Appleton has a fiber optic setup. and the state is going to cover the costs of upgrading the…

posted 2014-02-20 13:01 by WHBY

More scammers targeting seniors

Con artists apparently think elderly people in Wisconsin can be easy pickings. Sandy Chalmers of the state office of Consumer Protection says recent scams have involved offers of free groceries, and a handy medical alert system. He says a lot…

posted 2014-02-20 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton fire dept. sets record for calls

More calls came into the Appleton fire department last year than ever before. The department responded to more than 3,900 incidents in 2013, and that's a six percent boost from the previous year. There were nearly 2,600 EMS and rescue…

posted 2014-02-20 05:05 by WHBY

FVTC making progress on training center

Construction crews are making progress on a $32.5 million public safety training center for Fox Valley Technical College. The facility is on the south end of the Outagamie County Regional Airport, and yesterday crews moved a retired Boeing 727 onto…

posted 2014-02-20 05:04 by WHBY

Group opposes dumping Common Core

A bill before an Assembly committee today could throw out the state's Common Core educational standards, and a state group says that's not a good idea. Jon Bales is the executive director of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators.…

posted 2014-02-20 05:03 by WHBY

UW prof weighs in on Rindfleisch emails

Reporters and political operatives are pouring over about 27,000 pages of emails from the case against one of Governor Walker's former aides. Kelly Rindfleisch was his deputy chief of staff in the Milwaukee County executive's office, and she was convicted…

posted 2014-02-20 05:02 by WHBY

2014-02-19

Marquette falls again to Creighton

The Marquette Golden Eagles continue to search for answers against the No. 11 Creighton Blue Jays as they fell again to their Big East foe 85-70 on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  Marquette early on was able…

posted 2014-02-19 21:30:54 by WHBY

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