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3-star ratings now available for hospitals

An organization is launching a new online rating system for hospital quality and safety. The Wisconsin Hospital Association created the CheckPoint system about 10 years ago, but now the website will provide a three-star rating system. Kelly Court is the…

posted 2014-12-09 15:03 by WHBY

Community Benefit Tree turns 10

A group that helps organize fundraising events for people with large medical bills is 10 years old. Community Benefit Tree leaders are celebrating the anniversary tonight. Executive director Heidi Frederickson says they've helped over 500 people, and their families, get…

posted 2014-12-09 15:02 by WHBY

L.C. holding workshop on long-range plans

Little Chute is updating its long-range plans, and the village is giving the public a chance to have a say on them tonight. Community development director James Moes says they put their existing comprehensive land use plan in place, in…

posted 2014-12-09 15:01 by WHBY

LU honored again for volunteer work

Lawrence University is getting some national recognition again for the time students spend volunteering in the community. It's the eighth year in a row that the school is on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. About 900 Lawrence…

posted 2014-12-09 15:00 by WHBY

City has deal to shut down night club

A nightclub in downtown Appleton might close its doors because of a stabbing. The city has an agreement with the owners of a Mexican restaurant to shut down Antro Night Club. The club was open on weekend nights, and police…

posted 2014-12-09 05:05 by WHBY

Expert reacts to declining smoking rates

The percentage of adult smokers in the state is the lowest on record, and an expert says that's great news. Dr. Michael Fiore is the leader of the UW-Madison Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. He's reacting to a state…

posted 2014-12-09 05:04 by WHBY

Group studying 3 corridors for paths

A group wants to study three areas for potential sidewalks or paths, for bicyclists and pedestrians. Melissa Kramer-Badtke is with the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. She says one of the corridors covers Highways 47 and A. The commission…

posted 2014-12-09 05:03 by WHBY

Mural issue heading back to city council

Appleton leaders are taking up specific rules for murals. The plan commission unanimously endorsed new standards for the signs. The issue came up over the summer, when Wilmar Chocolates added a mural to its building on Wisconsin Avenue. Jennifer Stephany…

posted 2014-12-09 05:02 by WHBY

Wolf hunt protestors gather at Capitol

About a dozen protestors called on Governor Walker to put an end to future wolf hunting seasons. Grace Blackbear of Sparta was at the Capitol yesterday with other members of the Wolf and Wildlife Action Group. She says trapping and…

posted 2014-12-09 05:01 by WHBY


Police look for suspect in robbery, chases

Brown County authorities now have four people in custody, and they're looking for a fifth suspect from last Friday's robbery and police chases. Twenty-year-old Manuel Vazquez of Milwaukee, 19-year-old Iroquois Regazzi of De Pere, and a 16-year-old Green Bay girl…

posted 2014-12-08 15:05 by WHBY

UW-Osh chancellor on board with review

UW-Oshkosh leaders were already planning to review programs, and look for efficiencies, before the head of the UW System called on all campuses to do the same thing. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt says that will dovetail their efforts. He says he's…

posted 2014-12-08 15:04 by WHBY

Prof examines right-to-work issue

State lawmakers are expected to take up a right-to-work bill next year, and a professor says the impact would depend on how far Majority Republicans want to go. UW-Madison history professor William Jones is an expert on unions. He says…

posted 2014-12-08 15:03 by WHBY

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