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2015-10-29

Winnebago Co. budget lowers tax rate

The county portion of the property tax bill for people in Winnebago County will fall slightly this year. The county board approved a budget yesterday, with a tax rate that's 13 cents lower than last year. The rate of $5.62…

posted 2015-10-29 05:02 by WHBY

Race discussion tonight, in Appleton

A discussion on race relations could draw a big crowd tonight, in downtown Appleton. The State of Black America event includes a dialog about racial issues facing minorities across the country, and tonight's talk will focus on the Fox Cities.…

posted 2015-10-29 05:01 by WHBY

2015-10-28

Appleton taking up room tax hike

Leaders in several communities will be keeping an eye on the Appleton city council tonight, when alderman take up a proposed hotel room tax increase, to pay for the expo center project. The plan would increase the tax from five…

posted 2015-10-28 13:05 by WHBY

Wis. math, reading scores improve

Wisconsin students fared better on national reading and math tests than the national average. Scores dropped nationally for both those subjects, but Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction spokesman John Johnson says state scores were above the national average for fourth…

posted 2015-10-28 13:04 by WHBY

Pet or child rescue bill moves ahead

The Appleton police department is weighing in on a bill passed by the Assembly last night, that removes liability for people who break a vehicle's window to rescue an animal or person. Sgt.  Dave Lund says the proposal requires people…

posted 2015-10-28 13:03 by WHBY

Sturgeon spearing deadline approaching

There are only four days left for people to buy a sturgeon spearing license for next February's spearing season on the Lake Winnebago system. DNR sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs says last season set a record, with over 12, 600 licenses…

posted 2015-10-28 13:02 by WHBY

Teens warned about phones behind the wheel

For the 6th year, the state patrol is teaming up with AT& T and AAA to try to convince young drivers to put down their phones. AT&T spokeswoman Jessica Erickson says the "It Can Wait" campaign lays out some statistics…

posted 2015-10-28 13:01 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. board supports sheriff move

In a unanimous vote last night, the Outagamie County board gave its support to a plan to move parts of the sheriff's department to a facility along I-41, that it would share with the State Patrol. County executive Tom Nelson…

posted 2015-10-28 05:06 by WHBY

'Marigold Mile' likely to stay on Oneida St.

The "Marigold Mile" will likely stay on South Oneida Street after all. An Appleton traffic engineer presented the reconstruction plans for the street last night and told the municipal services committee that the strip of flowers was put back in,…

posted 2015-10-28 05:05 by WHBY

FVTC holding child justice summit

People from various fields, who help vulnerable children, are wrapping up a two-day conference today, at Fox Valley Technical College. The Children's Justice Summit is aimed at helping people do a better job of helping kids that may be dealing…

posted 2015-10-28 05:04 by WHBY

Assembly approves civil service bill

 A bill approved by the Assembly last night makes it easier to hire and fire state workers. The changes to the civil service program would do away with an applicant test, centralize hiring decisions within the Department of Administration, and…

posted 2015-10-28 05:03 by WHBY

'Switchblade' bill passes Assembly

Carrying a switchblade would no longer be illegal under a bill passed yesterday, by the Assembly. The proposal would legalize knives that open by pressing a button, spring, or other device in the handle. It bans local governments from making…

posted 2015-10-28 05:02 by WHBY

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