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2015-10-22

Mile of Music alters perks for special passes

The co-founder of the Mile of Music says they're going to sweeten the deal, on special passes for the four-day event. Dave Willems says past versions of the Music Makers pass gave people better access to popular shows, and extra…

posted 2015-10-22 12:59 by WHBY

Hotel room tax could climb to 10%

The latest proposal for the hotel room tax in the Fox Cities would increase it to the state limit of 10 percent. It's part of a deal to build an expo center in downtown Appleton. Mayor Tim Hanna says three…

posted 2015-10-22 05:05 by WHBY

Committees back moving sheriff's dept.

Some members of the Outagamie County board made a strong statement to move the sheriff's department out of downtown Appleton. The public safety, and property and airport committees voted unanimously yesterday to support the idea, and pursue a joint facility…

posted 2015-10-22 05:04 by WHBY

Group studying W. College Avenue corridor

A group is looking for ways to make it easier to drive, bike, and walk on W. College Avenue, in the Appleton area. Melissa Kraemer Badtke of East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission says they're going to analyze the road,…

posted 2015-10-22 05:02 by WHBY

Assembly approves bill to dismantle GAB

The Assembly easily passed a bill yesterday, to eliminate the state's non-partisan panel that oversees ethics and election laws. The proposal would replace the Government Accountability Board with two, six-member commissions, staffed by political appointees. Democratic Representative JoCasta Zamarippa of…

posted 2015-10-22 05:01 by WHBY

2015-10-21

Votes could come on expo center plans

Appleton's city council will take up two major parts of the downtown expo center project tonight. Members could make decisions tonight on the proposed hike in the hotel room tax, and a management agreement for the facility. Mayor Tim Hanna…

posted 2015-10-21 13:05 by WHBY

We Energies, WPS expecting lower heating bills

Heating bills could take a big dip this winter. Wisconsin Public Service and We Energies are predicting an 18 percent drop in heating costs, between November 1st, and the end of April. That would amount to a savings of around…

posted 2015-10-21 13:04 by WHBY

Survey could help in fight against homelessness

Local organizations hope a survey of people who are either homeless, or at risk of being homeless, will help them develop plans to tackle the issue. The Fox Cities Housing Coalition reached out to more than 600 people, and the…

posted 2015-10-21 13:03 by WHBY

Merkes: Construction delays bad for Menasha

Menasha's leader says Governor Walker's plan to borrow money to keep the Highway 10-441 project on schedule, would help the city's downtown. The governor is calling on the Legislature's budget committee to free up $200 million in borrowing this year,…

posted 2015-10-21 13:02 by WHBY

Poll: Walker support lagging after presidential run

Governor Walker's poll numbers remain low, in a survey by the St. Norbert College Survey Center. The poll shows only 39 percent think Walker is doing a good job. His disapproval rating was 60 percent. The survey also shows that…

posted 2015-10-21 13:01 by WHBY

Some GOP senators oppose GAB bill

There's opposition among Senate Republicans to the proposal to dump the state's non-partisan board that oversees elections and ethics laws. Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon says three or four GOP members don't support the current version of the bill. He…

posted 2015-10-21 13:00 by WHBY

Walker backs State Patrol & sheriff's facility

Governor Walker says he likes a proposal from the leader of Outagamie County to build a joint facility for the State Patrol and sheriff's department. Walker wants to move the current regional State Patrol office from Fond du Lac to…

posted 2015-10-21 05:05 by WHBY

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