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2015-06-29

4th of July travel expected to reach 8-yr high

AAA expects over 780,000 people from Wisconsin will travel over the Fourth of July holiday. Spokesman Nick Jarmusz says it's typically the busiest summer travel holiday. He says that's because families can take extended vacations without worrying about rushing the…

posted 2015-06-29 13:03 by WHBY

Baldwin calls for export bank reauthorization

A U.S. Senator from Wisconsin is calling for Congress to move quickly, to help companies that do business abroad. Senator Tammy Baldwin talked about the national Export Import Bank, during a stop at Appvion, in Appleton, this morning. The bank…

posted 2015-06-29 13:02 by WHBY

Assembly GOP outlines prevailing wage plan

Republicans in the Assembly believe they have the solution to one of the sticking points in the state budget stalemate. Speaker Robin Vos introduced a plan to change the state's prevailing wage law for public works projects. He says municipalities…

posted 2015-06-29 13:01 by WHBY

Roundabout work starting on Hwy. CE

A pair of roundabouts are going in on Eisenhower Drive in Outagamie County, and that could lead to significant backups on Highway CE this summer. County highway commissioner Al Geurts says the roundabouts will be at Highway CE and Van…

posted 2015-06-29 05:05 by WHBY

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

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