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Frac sand issue could return to Capitol

A state lawmaker says he's open to revisiting a proposal to create statewide standards for regulating frac sand mining. Sen. Tom Tiffany worked on a bill during the last session, but the Hazelhurt Republican faced pushback from members of his…

posted 2014-12-10 05:01 by WHBY


Wis. child care among most expensive

A report shows Wisconsin is one of the most expensive states for day care, for a four-year-old. The average cost, in Brown County, is $170 per week, or about $8,800 a year. Jamie Tramte Brassfield is the early childhood manager…

posted 2014-12-09 15:06 by WHBY

Cerebral Palsy group expanding to Fox Cities

An organization that serves people with disabilities will expand into the Fox Cities. Cerebral Palsy Inc. is going to open an adult day care, for up to 20 people, in Kimberly. Executive director Jon Syndergaard says they're anxious to bring…

posted 2014-12-09 15:05 by WHBY

Business group calls for right-to-work

A state business group wants lawmakers to put a right-to-work law in place. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce president Kurt Bauer says it's needed, to make sure the state is competitive with 24 others that have one. Some Republican lawmakers want…

posted 2014-12-09 15:04 by WHBY

3-star ratings now available for hospitals

An organization is launching a new online rating system for hospital quality and safety. The Wisconsin Hospital Association created the CheckPoint system about 10 years ago, but now the website will provide a three-star rating system. Kelly Court is the…

posted 2014-12-09 15:03 by WHBY

Community Benefit Tree turns 10

A group that helps organize fundraising events for people with large medical bills is 10 years old. Community Benefit Tree leaders are celebrating the anniversary tonight. Executive director Heidi Frederickson says they've helped over 500 people, and their families, get…

posted 2014-12-09 15:02 by WHBY

L.C. holding workshop on long-range plans

Little Chute is updating its long-range plans, and the village is giving the public a chance to have a say on them tonight. Community development director James Moes says they put their existing comprehensive land use plan in place, in…

posted 2014-12-09 15:01 by WHBY

LU honored again for volunteer work

Lawrence University is getting some national recognition again for the time students spend volunteering in the community. It's the eighth year in a row that the school is on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. About 900 Lawrence…

posted 2014-12-09 15:00 by WHBY

City has deal to shut down night club

A nightclub in downtown Appleton might close its doors because of a stabbing. The city has an agreement with the owners of a Mexican restaurant to shut down Antro Night Club. The club was open on weekend nights, and police…

posted 2014-12-09 05:05 by WHBY

Expert reacts to declining smoking rates

The percentage of adult smokers in the state is the lowest on record, and an expert says that's great news. Dr. Michael Fiore is the leader of the UW-Madison Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. He's reacting to a state…

posted 2014-12-09 05:04 by WHBY

Group studying 3 corridors for paths

A group wants to study three areas for potential sidewalks or paths, for bicyclists and pedestrians. Melissa Kramer-Badtke is with the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. She says one of the corridors covers Highways 47 and A. The commission…

posted 2014-12-09 05:03 by WHBY

Mural issue heading back to city council

Appleton leaders are taking up specific rules for murals. The plan commission unanimously endorsed new standards for the signs. The issue came up over the summer, when Wilmar Chocolates added a mural to its building on Wisconsin Avenue. Jennifer Stephany…

posted 2014-12-09 05:02 by WHBY

One of the stories I'll be talking about on the Wednesday PhilCast is the case of some parents in trouble…
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Do you see it? Here is the portrait of Bill Clinton that the painter says includes his personal dig, a…
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When I talk to Erin Davisson today we'll have to chat about a TV we both watch, Fashion Police, and…
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