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Genrich wants state minimum wage hike

The minimum wage has stayed the same in Wisconsin for the last 3-1/2 years, and a lawmaker from Green Bay wants to gradually increase it. Rep. Eric Genrich is co-authoring a bill with three other Democrats. He says they should…

posted 2014-01-13 05:03 by WHBY

Calls to gambling hotline decline

There were not as many "cries for help" from problem gamblers in the state last year. Rose Gruber of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling says the number of calls to their hotline was down about 500, or 3.7 percent.…

posted 2014-01-13 05:02 by WHBY

Car sales up in state in 2013

A lot of people in the Badger State got new wheels last year. Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association president Bill Sepic says sales climbed by 9.4 percent. He says there's some pent-up demand in the market, and consumer confidence…

posted 2014-01-13 05:01 by WHBY

Fire destoys Shawano Co. home

A fire destroyed a house yesterday in Shawano County. Crews were called to the home on Welhaven Road, in the town of Lessor, around 6 a.m. They say it was already engulfed in flames, and it's considered a total loss.…

posted 2014-01-13 05:00 by WHBY


Bucks fall to the Thunder

Milwaukee was knocked out by the Oklahoma City 101-85 at the Chesapeake Engery Arena on Saturday night.  O.J. Mayo and Luke Ridnour led the Bucks in scoring from the bench with 16 points each.  Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded at double-double with…

posted 2014-01-11 21:34:14 by WHBY

Marquette slips by Seton Hall

The Marquette Golden Eagles picked up their second Big East victory after topping the Seton Hall Pirates 67-66 at the Bradley Center on Saturday.  Marquette took control in the first half to lead 40-26 at the break, but would let…

posted 2014-01-11 15:57:34 by WHBY


Report on tax burden mixed

A report shows state and local taxes are taking less of a bite out of our income. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance researcher Dale Knapp says the tax burden from state and local governments dropped 0.2 percent last year. He says that…

posted 2014-01-10 13:05 by WHBY

New rules in place for lenders

New federal rules that protect home buyers and homeowners from mortgage abuse go into effect today. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been working on them for about a year, and a state official says they're common sense ideas that…

posted 2014-01-10 13:04 by WHBY

UW-Fox dean likes Cross for UW System president

he new UW System president is getting an endorsement from the leader of UW-Fox Valley. Ray Cross served as the chancellor of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension, for nearly three years. UW-Fox Valley Dean Martin Rudd says Cross will be…

posted 2014-01-10 13:03 by WHBY

DNR starting new hunter recruiting program

Starting in March, hunting groups can apply a grant from the DNR to run programs that attract and retain hunters. The move comes several months after the agency canceled a grant to a politically connected group. Keith Warnke is the…

posted 2014-01-10 13:02 by WHBY

Big anniversary comes for war on tobacco

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the first government report that warned about the dangers of smoking, and a state group is reflecting on its impact. Dr. Steven Brown is a volunteer for the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, and…

posted 2014-01-10 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton might open city parks to dogs

Appleton leaders will consider whether to let people bring dogs into city parks. Right now, they're banned, but Ald. Kyle Lobner is proposing the change. He says people would have to keep their dogs on a leash, and under control.…

posted 2014-01-10 05:05 by WHBY

Sometimes it pays to screw up. Today on the PhilCast I have a couple of related stories regarding household chores…
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One of the stories I'll be talking about on the Tuesday show is one that compares what we consider today's…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
There they are, at least two of the three chairs that broke on Easter Sunday. I'll tell the story of…
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