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2015-02-13

R3new joins DNR's Green Tier program

A local electronics recycling company is joining a program that honors businesses that go above and beyond the state's environmental regulations. The DNR added R3new, in the town of Menasha, to the Green Tier program. R3new operations manager Ernie Valeski…

posted 2015-02-13 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-12

Reserves wouldn't cover UW cuts

If Governor Walker's proposed cut to the UW System goes through, campuses could use some of their reserves to temporarily avoid making cuts. UW-Oshkosh would lose about $7.3 million in each of the next two years. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt says…

posted 2015-02-12 13:05 by WHBY

Walker open to extending UW tuition freeze

Governor Walker says he's open to extending a tuition freeze at the UW System, beyond the next two years. He says tying tuition hikes to inflation makes sense, but there's no specific proposal to do that. Tuition has been frozen…

posted 2015-02-12 13:04 by WHBY

Walker again punts on evolution question

Governor Walker again refused to say whether he believes in evolution. He took part in a conference call, with state reporters, from London, this morning. The governor first passed on answering the question yesterday, during a talk in London. He…

posted 2015-02-12 13:03 by WHBY

More adults dying from flu in state

The flu is contributing to the deaths of older people around the state. Tom Haupt of the department of health services says they don't track figures for adults, but the totals could run into the hundreds, if not higher. He…

posted 2015-02-12 13:02 by WHBY

Lawmakers ask Walker to meet with Menominee

Menominee tribal officials say Governor Walker has been inaccessible to them, since he denied their Kenosha casino plan last month. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on him to go back to the table, when he gets back from…

posted 2015-02-12 13:01 by WHBY

Walker wants tax cuts if revenues rise

If state revenues increase, a top aide to Governor Walker says tax cuts would be a top priority. Secretary Mike Huebsch of the department of administration says they're waiting for the latest projections this spring. He says if they're higher…

posted 2015-02-12 13:00 by WHBY

Child porn charges filed in Vaile case

The former administrator in the village of Hortonville is accused of possessing child pornography. Outagamie County prosecutors filed 16 felony counts against 60-year-old Patrick Vaile. He resigned yesterday, following his arrest Tuesday night. Court records say investigators found about 170…

posted 2015-02-12 05:05 by WHBY

'No surprises' in expo center site analysis

An environmental study of the proposed site of an expo center in downtown Appleton didn't turn up any surprises. That's according to Appleton's community development director Karen Harkness. She says there aren't any impediments to moving forward with the project.…

posted 2015-02-12 05:04 by WHBY

Forum focuses on sex trafficking

Advocates talked about the issues with sex trafficking in the Fox Cities during a forum last night. Connie Campbell of Five Stones works to raise awareness about the crime. She says it's imperative for the community to realize that the…

posted 2015-02-12 05:03 by WHBY

G.C. police seek possible robbery suspect

Grand Chute police believe the suspect in a robbery may have been in the Green Bay area. The department released pictures from surveillance video, showing a man leaving a business. Police say a man gave the teller at the Fox…

posted 2015-02-12 05:02 by WHBY

L.C. company expanding

A manufacturer in Little Chute is expanding. Bernie Dahlin is the president of Shapes Unlimited. He says the 35,000 square-foot addition to the Nixon Street facility will cost about $1.5 million. The company will also hire about 25 more workers…

posted 2015-02-12 05:01 by WHBY

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