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Walker reacts to voter ID ruling

Governor Walker is weighing in on last week's federal court decision that put the state's voter ID law back in place, before the November election. Three judges on the 7th district court of appeals issued the ruling. Walker disagrees that…

posted 2014-09-16 05:02 by WHBY

Recovering addict helps launch coalition

A Neenah man is sharing his battle with addiction, as part of a new effort to tackle substance abuse. Tommy Casper is involved with the Fox Valley Substance Abuse Coalition. He says he spent more than a year in an…

posted 2014-09-16 05:01 by WHBY


Walker pushes for drug tests for benefits

Governor Walker says he wants to require drug tests for certain people, if they want government assistance. He's calling it a "basic requirement" to get a job. The tests would impact childless adults who are able to work, and are…

posted 2014-09-15 13:05 by WHBY

Clerks preparing for voter ID changes

Local clerks are making preparations, after a federal appeals court reinstated the state's voter ID law, last Friday. Menasha clerk Debbie Galeazzi says she started implementing procedures for voters to show a photo ID, after the law passed in 2012.…

posted 2014-09-15 13:03 by WHBY

Oshkosh updating long-range zoo plans

Oshkosh officials are updating their long-range plan, for the Menominee Park Zoo. Ray Maurer is the city's parks director. He says the ideas include a future black bear exhibit, and a push to keep focusing on Wisconsin. Right now the…

posted 2014-09-15 13:02 by WHBY

Supply issues lift meat prices above grain

For the first time in nine years, the prices farmers get for beef and pork, are higher than what they get for grain. Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation spokesman Casey Langan says it's not too surprising, because corn and soybean farmers…

posted 2014-09-15 13:01 by WHBY


Coalition to tackle substance abuse

There's a new group that is looking to tackle problems with substance abuse, including prescription drugs and heroin Jesse Heffernan of Harmony Cafe in Appleton is one of the organizers of Fox Valley Substance Abuse Coalition. He says they're seeing…

posted 2014-09-15 13: by WHBY


2 dead in possible murder-suicide

Authorities in Brown County are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide. The sheriff's department says two people were found dead in a home on Highway T, east of Green Bay, around 9 p.m. Saturday. Deputies say people at a…

posted 2014-09-15 06:05 by WHBY

Walker unveils plans for 2nd term

Governor Walker put together his plans for a second term to boost the economy, and create jobs. His campaign released a series of pledges, including cutting property taxes, so the levy on a typical home in 2018 will be lower…

posted 2014-09-15 06:04 by WHBY

Burke: Casino decision won't be easy

If Democrat Mary Burke becomes the state's next governor, she says it won't be easy to decide whether to approve a casino project in Kenosha. She says she wants to make sure the Menominee tribe's project doesn't just transfer jobs…

posted 2014-09-15 06:03 by WHBY

G.B. Preble high opens today

Green Bay Preble high school opens today, almost two weeks later than the rest of the district's schools. Crews spent the last several weeks cleaning up, after a fire in the gym caused smoke damage throughout the building. The district…

posted 2014-09-15 06:02 by WHBY

Van Hollen confident about voter ID

The state's voter ID law will be in place for the November election, and the state's top lawyer believes the process will run smoothly. A number of opponents to the requirement are concerned that there won't be enough time to…

posted 2014-09-15 06:01 by WHBY

Happy Turkey Day Weekend!
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So there it is.... The Christmas tree the city put up in Reading, PA that residents think is so ugly…
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Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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