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2015-05-22

Local leader reacts to possible bike tax

A local cycling enthusiast says he's not opposed to the idea of creating a tax on new bikes to help pay for recreational trails. A leader of the state's Joint Finance Committee mentioned the idea yesterday. Fox Cities Greenways president…

posted 2015-05-22 05:04 by WHBY

Houdini Plaza turning 30

The 30th anniversary of Houdini Plaza in downtown Appleton is coming up. Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown Incorporated says the park rose to another level, after a renovation project, two years ago. She says it's a much more active space, whether…

posted 2015-05-22 05:03 by WHBY

Expert checks out Fox River waterfront

A Harvard professor and urban designer says the Fox River, through the Fox Cities, is a "jewel." Professor Alex Krieger spent time in the area this week, checking out the waterfront and learning about redevelopment sites. He says there are some…

posted 2015-05-22 05:02 by WHBY

2015-05-21

Brewers implode in 10-1 loss to Atlanta

It was one of those nights where things got a way from the Milwaukee Brewers in a hurry, losing to the Atlanta Braves 10-1. It all started to unravel in the seventh inning when relief pitcher Will Smith was tossed…

posted 2015-05-21 21:32:49 by WHBY

Appleton man killed in crash near Kaukauna

An 87-year-old Appleton man was the victim of Tuesday's deadly crash, north of Kaukauna. The Outagamie County coroner's office says Carl Schroeder was on Highway JJ, when he pulled out in front of a truck on Highway 55, around 9…

posted 2015-05-21 15:30 by WHBY

SeniorCare to remain intact

The state's popular prescription drug program for seniors will continue, as is, for the next two years. The Legislature's budget committee is rejecting Governor Walker's proposed $97 million cut to SeniorCare. Members are also dropping his plan to require seniors…

posted 2015-05-21 15:04 by WHBY

State adds 129,000 jobs in Walker's 1st term

Governor Walker got just over halfway to his campaign pledge of creating 250,000 jobs in his first term. Wisconsin companies added a little more than 129,000 jobs during Walker's first four years in office. That figure is from the quarterly…

posted 2015-05-21 15:03 by WHBY

State budget may force clinic to close

A local community health clinic might have to close, in a year, because of Governor Walker's proposed budget. The Legislature's budget committee will talk about the system for reimbursing providers, for Medicaid patients, today. Trish Sarvela is a spokeswoman for…

posted 2015-05-21 13:05 by WHBY

Unemployment rate drops to 4.4%

The jobless rate in the state dropped to 4.4 percent last month. It was 4.6 percent in March. Companies added 5,400 jobs in April, according to preliminary figures from the state department of workforce development. That compares to a loss…

posted 2015-05-21 13:03 by WHBY

Freedom ranked 2nd-safest place in Wis.

Freedom is the second-safest community in the state. The website ValuePenguin ranked places around Wisconsin, using FBI crime reports. Freedom town chair Steve Lowney says the community, police officers, and firefighters, all deserve credit. The website ranked Hobart-Lawrence as the…

posted 2015-05-21 13:02 by WHBY

DOT considering 70 mph limit on more roads

70 mile-an-hour speed limit signs will be popping up along portions of I-41 this summer, and drivers will eventually be able to go a little faster on some state highways, as well. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says Highway 441 would…

posted 2015-05-21 13:01 by WHBY

Work on Appleton water tower to start

Construction will start on a new water tower, in Appleton, in the coming weeks. The city is building the one million gallon tower, on the northeast side, along Highway 441. It will be located on the grounds of the city's…

posted 2015-05-21 13:00 by WHBY

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