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2015-01-21

Ribble: Obama's speech mostly partisan

A Republican from northeast Wisconsin says President Obama's "State of the Union" speech was the most partisan one he's heard, in his five years in office. Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood says if the president was willing to work with…

posted 2015-01-21 13:05 by WHBY

Bellin putting clinic in G.B. school

Students at an alternative school in Green Bay will soon have easier access to mental health care. Bellin Health is opening a behavioral health clinic in Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill school, in about two weeks. Claudia Henrickson is the district's special…

posted 2015-01-21 13:04 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. looking to public for park ideas

People will get a chance, to weigh in on the idea of opening a new Outagamie County park. A committee is coming up with a proposal, but county parks director Loren Dieck says members won't make any final decisions, until…

posted 2015-01-21 13:03 by WHBY

WPS formally applies for new power plant

A power plant project near Wrightstown is now in the hands of the state's Public Service Commission. Wisconsin Public Service filed an application with the agency today, to build a 400-megawatt facility, next to its existing power plant, at the…

posted 2015-01-21 13:02 by WHBY

Microbeads could be banned in products

A state lawmaker is bringing back her proposal to ban microbeads from soap and other personal care products. Rep. Mary Czaja says there are concerns that the small plastic beads are polluting water supplies. She says many municipal treatment facilities…

posted 2015-01-21 13:01 by WHBY

AAA: Gas prices won't stay low for too long

The low gas prices might only be around until spring. That's the prediction of AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz. He says prices typically climb when refineries switch to summer blend fuel, in April and May. Jarmusz doesn't think the rise…

posted 2015-01-21 13:00 by WHBY

Expo center plans return to council

Two weeks after Appleton leaders dealt a major blow to the plans for a downtown expo center, they could put the project back on track tonight. The city council might re-consider its vote to turn down a deal to buy…

posted 2015-01-21 05:05 by WHBY

More progress in Kenosha casino plan

There's more progress in the plans for a Kenosha casino, but Governor Walker isn't saying whether he'd approve the Menominee tribe's proposal. The governor did sign an updated gaming compact with the tribe, creating parameters for the Hard Rock hotel…

posted 2015-01-21 05:04 by WHBY

U.S. Venture focusing more on new fuel

A local company is giving its expanding compressed natural gas business its own division. U.S. Gain had been part of U.S. Venture's oil division. U.S. Gain general manager Bill Renz says they're building compressed natural gas stations across the country…

posted 2015-01-21 05:03 by WHBY

Trial in Neenah Walmart shooting set

A woman accused of shooting a co-worker at a Walmart in Neenah is scheduled to stand trial in just over a month. Forty-eight-year-old Justine Boyd was in Winnebago County court yesterday, on a charge of attempted murder. She's pleading not…

posted 2015-01-21 05:02 by WHBY

DNR: Snowmobilers shouldn't follow closely

In the wake of two deaths, a DNR official is concerned that snowmobilers could be following each other too closely. Snowmobile administrator Gary Eddy says the victims somehow fell off their sleds, and they were hit by another one. Eddy…

posted 2015-01-21 05:01 by WHBY

Senate approves chief justice election

The state Supreme Court would elect its chief justice, under a proposed constitutional amendment approved by the Senate. Right now, the justice with the most seniority is the chief. Supporters say it's only fair to allow the justices to choose…

posted 2015-01-21 05:00 by WHBY

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