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2014-01-24

Chamber praises Wells' tenure at UW-Osh

The leader of UW-Oshkosh left his mark on campus, and the Oshkosh community, over his 14 years on the job. Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce president John Casper says Chancellor Richard Wells played a big role in improving the school's sports…

posted 2014-01-24 13:03 by WHBY

Cowles wants to change phosphorus rules

A lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin wants to take a different approach to removing phosphorus from waterways. Sen. Rob Cowles says the EPA is trying to force communities, and some businesses, to upgrade their filtration systems, at a steep price tag.…

posted 2014-01-24 13:02 by WHBY

Tavern league to fight deer changes

Opponents of a new deer registration system are vowing to fight on. The policy does away with in-person stations, and replaces them with online and phone registration by 2015. Wisconsin Tavern League lobbyist Scott Stenger says it's a big blow…

posted 2014-01-24 13:01 by WHBY

Pulaski to offer Oneida language class

High school students in Pulaski will get a chance next year to learn the Oneida language. District spokeswoman Kimberly Uelmen says a group already meets with staff member Rosa Francour during the lunch hour, to talk about the tribe's language…

posted 2014-01-24 13:00 by WHBY

Kaukauna nature center holding eagle event

About 200 bald eagles are spending the winter along the Fox River, in the Fox Cities, and people will have a chance to see some of them, tomorrow. The 1,000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna is hosting the second annual…

posted 2014-01-24 12:59 by WHBY

Appleton restaurant could lose liquor license

A restaurant on Appleton's southeast side could lose its liquor license. The city's safety and licensing committee voted last night to revoke the license for TJ's Japanese Steakhouse on E. Lorna Lane. Police ticketed the restaurant three times for serving…

posted 2014-01-24 12:58 by WHBY

Walker confident GOP will back tax cuts

Governor Walker's proposed tax cut might not have enough support among Republicans in the Senate, because it could add to the state's structural deficit. The governor says the state is projected to have a $911 million budget surplus, and it…

posted 2014-01-24 05:05 by WHBY

Harris, Larson skeptical of tax cut plan

Some Democrats are urging Governor Walker to scale back his plans to spend money from an anticipated budget surplus. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris says the extra money would be great, and tax breaks are nice, but the surplus isn't…

posted 2014-01-24 05:04 by WHBY

Group explains plans for Appleton refugees

The group that's spearheading the effort to help about 75 refugees settle in Appleton presented its plans last night. Myriam Mwizerwa is the executive director of World Relief Fox Valley in Oshkosh, and she spoke at a diversity forum, at…

posted 2014-01-24 05:03 by WHBY

Wells retiring from UW-Oshkosh

UW-Oshkosh will lose its longtime leader this summer. Chancellor Richard Wells announced yesterday that he's going to retire, after 14 years on the job. He says the campus and community worked together to transform the school, even during the recession.…

posted 2014-01-24 05:02 by WHBY

Hortonville hopes lower fees spark development

Village leaders in Hortonville hope slashing building permit fees will lead developers to start building new homes there. The neighboring town of Greenville has been going through a housing boom for the past several years. Hortonville Administrator Patrick Vaile says…

posted 2014-01-24 05:01 by WHBY

2014-01-23

FVTC reacts to Walker's $35 mil plan

Technical colleges could get some extra money from the state to help eliminate waiting lists for certain programs. During his State of the State speech last night, Governor Walker proposed giving $35 million to the technical college system. Some of…

posted 2014-01-23 13:04 by WHBY

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