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2015-02-24

Kaukauna city project could start in spring

Several years after first studying the idea, construction could start in the spring to expand Kaukauna's Municipal Services Building. Mayor Gene Rosin says an engineering firm is working on the designs, and they could ask for bids in the middle…

posted 2015-02-24 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-23

Union leader ready for 'right-to-work' fight

Union leaders gathered in Madison this morning, to speak out against a right-to-work bill that Senate Republicans plan to approve later this week. Phil Neuenfeldt is the president of the AFL-CIO's Wisconsin chapter. He says all workers would be hurt…

posted 2015-02-23 13:05 by WHBY

Senate Democrats not planning to leave state

Democrats won't be heading for the state line, to delay a vote on the right-to-work bill. During the fight over Governor Walker's collective bargaining law, Democratic senators went to Illinois. Sen. Dave Hansen says that won't happen this time. Republicans…

posted 2015-02-23 13:04 by WHBY

Expo center meeting tonight

Members of Appleton's city council will get a chance to learn more about the plans for a downtown expo center tonight. Ald. Peter Stueck is holding a special meeting at City Hall. He says the community and economic development committee…

posted 2015-02-23 13:03 by WHBY

Budget would dump insurance pool

Governor Walker's proposed state budget would eliminate an insurance option that nearly 975 municipalities, school districts, and other government groups currently use. The Local Government Insurance Fund lets them pool together, to get better rates from private companies. The Appleton…

posted 2015-02-23 13:02 by WHBY

Home sales down, prices up

Home sales across the state took a hit during the first month of the year, but prices are up. Wisconsin Realtors Association president Mike Theo says sales dropped 3.7 percent, statewide. He says prices rose 6.5 percent, to a median…

posted 2015-02-23 13:01 by WHBY

Rice Bowl marking 40th anniversary

This year is the 40th anniversary of the longest-running Lenten fundraising program in the country. The Green Bay Catholic Diocese participates in the Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl, to help the poor around the world. Eric Weydt is the social…

posted 2015-02-23 13:01 by WHBY

Unions plan right-to-work rally at Capitol

The right-to-work debate will heat up at the Capitol this week. Unions are planning a rally in Madison, on Tuesday. Mike Bolton is a regional director for the United Steelworks Union, and he says they'll also spend time lobbying lawmakers.…

posted 2015-02-23 05:05 by WHBY

Lasee: Right to work about 'individual freedom'

A Republican lawmaker says the proposed right-to-work law is about "individual freedom." Sen. Frank Lasee says people shouldn't be forced to join a union, in order to get a specific job. He says for the same reason, they shouldn't be…

posted 2015-02-23 05:04 by WHBY

Crime down in Appleton in 2014

Crime numbers slipped in Appleton last year. The most serious crimes were down almost six percent, and lesser crimes fell eight percent. Police officers responded to four percent fewer calls. There was a nearly eight percent decline in speeding tickets,…

posted 2015-02-23 05:03 by WHBY

Community needs to focus on heroin, sex trafficking

It will take a community effort for the state to fight problems like opiate addiction and human trafficking. State Attorney General Brad Schimel says police, family members, and others, need to be aware of the warning signs of drug abuse.…

posted 2015-02-23 05:02 by WHBY

New book looks at Appleton's history

Appleton's history comes to life in a book that goes on sale today. The book Appleton shows how the city changed between the 1840s and 1960s. Main author Gwen Hinzman Sargeant is an Appleton native. She says people will recognize…

posted 2015-02-23 05:01 by WHBY

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