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2014-02-13

Recycling totals climb in Appleton

Recycling totals are up in Appleton since the city switched to an automated collection system with carts. A year-end report shows there was a 17 percent increase in the amount of recycling that was collected, and a nearly four percent…

posted 2014-02-13 05:04 by WHBY

G.B. Port leaders study nearby properties

Port of Green Bay officials will be ready if a business comes calling, looking for land to build a shipping dock. Port director Dean Haen says a study found several properties that are connected to the port's main channel aren't…

posted 2014-02-13 05:03 by WHBY

G.B. eyes sites along University Ave.

Green Bay officials are looking for ways to revitalize the University Avenue corridor, and last night city planners held the third in a series of five public workshops to talk about the idea. Planner Dan Lindstrom says they talked about…

posted 2014-02-13 05:02 by WHBY

Walker talking with Senators over tax plan

Governor Walker says he's still open to working with lawmakers on his proposed half-billion dollars in tax cuts. Some Senate Republicans have concerns about the plan, and Walker says the structural deficit is drawing most of the attention. He says…

posted 2014-02-13 05:01 by WHBY

2014-02-12

Pelicans outlast the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks closed out the first half of the NBA season with a 102-98 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.  At the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the short-handed Bucks found themselves with an opportunity to tie…

posted 2014-02-12 21:59:04 by WHBY

Accused Luna shooter to stand trial

A Neenah man will face a trial for a shooting at a downtown Appleton nightclub. Prosecutors charged 28-year-old Chong Lee with the murder of a Green Bay man, and an Outagamie County judge ruled that there is enough evidence to…

posted 2014-02-12 13:05 by WHBY

Survey: Profits, sales down in 2013

Fewer local companies saw growth last year in sales and profits. That's one of the findings, in the annual economic outlook survey by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership says 64 percent…

posted 2014-02-12 13:04 by WHBY

Senate leader questions Assembly tax cut vote

The Republican leader of the Senate is questioning why the Assembly went ahead with a vote on Governor Walker's proposed $500-million tax cut. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he still plans to send the bill to the Joint Finance…

posted 2014-02-12 13:03 by WHBY

Valley Transit reacts to Vos' RTA comments

Valley Transit officials are reacting to comments made by a Republican leader in the Assembly, about the proposed Fox Cities Regional Transit Authority. The Senate approved a bill yesterday, to create one, but Assembly Speaker Robin Vos argues that it…

posted 2014-02-12 13:02 by WHBY

State AP test scores highest in Midwest

High school students in the state are doing better on Advanced Placement tests than neighboring states, and the national average. Twenty-two percent got a three or higher last year, and that's ranked No. 1 in the Midwest. In the Appleton…

posted 2014-02-12 13:01 by WHBY

Assembly passes tax cuts

Governor Walker's half-billion dollar income and property tax cut proposal cleared its first hurdle yesterday, by passing the Assembly. Republicans argued the tax cut would boost the state's economy. Rep. John Nygren of Marinette says returning extra money to the…

posted 2014-02-12 05:04 by WHBY

Board hears plans to change airport name

An Outagamie County supervisor outlined plans to the county board last night to change the name of the Outagamie County Regional Airport. Sup. Tanya Rabec says similar proposals to call it the "Appleton Airport" failed in the past, but she…

posted 2014-02-12 05:03 by WHBY

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