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2014-02-05

Senators calling for unemployment hotline fix

Plenty of callers to the state's unemployment hotline have been getting busy signals, or voicemail, for the past several months, and a group of Democratic senators is calling for action. Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay says Governor Walker has…

posted 2014-02-05 13:03 by WHBY

Foundation hands out $3.6 mil in grants

A local non-profit organization helped hand out $3.6 million in grants, at the end of last year. The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region says various causes received nearly 950 individual grants in the fourth quarter. Spokeswoman Tammy Williams…

posted 2014-02-05 13:02 by WHBY

Telemarketers lead Top 10 complaint list

A familiar industry was at the top of the list of consumer complaints, in Wisconsin, last year. Telemarketers ranked first for the 11th straight time, on the annual top 10 list from the state's consumer protection office. Administrator Sandy Chalmers…

posted 2014-02-05 13:01 by WHBY

Nelson hopes different airport process works

The latest proposal to change the name of the Outagamie County Regional Airport came after a long study, and that's why one leader hopes for a different result this time. County Executive Tom Nelson says the idea of calling the…

posted 2014-02-05 05:04 by WHBY

State group pleased with Farm Bill

For the first time in more than two years, the nation may have a formal farm aid policy soon, and a statewide group says that's good for farmers. The House and Senate approved the Farm Bill, after several delays. Karen…

posted 2014-02-05 05:03 by WHBY

Agencies host teen symposium

High school freshmen from across the Fox Cities learned about improving their leadership skills yesterday, during a day-long teen symposium. Michele Losey is the event's youth board advisor. She says about 300 teens were at the Radisson Paper Valley hotel…

posted 2014-02-05 05:02 by WHBY

PAC education series reaches milestone

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center reached a milestone yesterday for its education series. Director of programming Amy Gosz says the 250,000th student attended one of their special performances. She says they hosted The Diary of a Worm, a Spider,…

posted 2014-02-05 05:01 by WHBY

2014-02-04

Badgers Bounce Back with Road win

On a cold and snowy night in Champaign, Illinois, the Wisconsin Badgers shooting finally heated up as they knocked off Illinois 75-63 Tuesday night. Sam Dekker who has been struggling shooting from long distance snapped out of his slump with…

posted 2014-02-04 22:44:16 by WHBY

Gas leak ordeal over after 32 hours

After 1-1/2 days, utility crews were able to find, and fix, a gas leak in Grand Chute. We Energies spokesman Brian Manthey says the situation was very unique. He says they eventually discovered the problem, in a two-inch steel gas…

posted 2014-02-04 18:00 by WHBY

We Energies continues search for gas leak

Six businesses and a portion of Kools Street in Grand Chute remain closed today, while utility crews continue to search for an underground gas leak. The leak was reported yesterday morning. We Energies spokesman Brian Manthey says they thought they…

posted 2014-02-04 13:05 by WHBY

Local Girl Scouts react to pro-life group

Local leaders of the Girl Scouts are disputing the claims made by an anti-abortion group. Pro-Life Wisconsin says supporters shouldn't buy Girl Scout cookies, arguing that the national organization has ties to Planned Parenthood. Lee Snodgrass is a spokeswoman for…

posted 2014-02-04 13:04 by WHBY

Group has other priority on marriage ban

A group that's fighting the state's ban on gay marriage is focusing on a different battle. Fair Wisconsin is defending the domestic partner registry, in a state lawsuit. Executive director Katie Boulanger says while they're awaiting the state Supreme Court's…

posted 2014-02-04 13:03 by WHBY

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