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2014-10-29

Obama campaigns for Burke

President Obama weighed in on the state's race for governor yesterday, at a rally with Democratic challenger Mary Burke. The two were at a Milwaukee high school. Burke faces Governor Walker next Tuesday. Obama says Burke understands that everyone should…

posted 2014-10-29 05:04 by WHBY

2 DAs run for attorney general

Voters across the state will pick the next attorney general next Tuesday. Democrat Susan Happ is taking on Republican Brad Schimel, and they both say heroin would be one of their top priorities. Schimel is the Waukesha County district attorney.…

posted 2014-10-29 05:03 by WHBY

Hortonville piping company expanding

A pipe manufacturer in Hortonville plans to add about 100 jobs over the next two years. Piping Systems is more than doubling the size of its facility in the village's industrial park, after landing a contract with a private contractor.…

posted 2014-10-29 05:02 by WHBY

Groups settle into early learning center

Five local organizations that focus on teaching young children are now operating under one roof. They range from a day care, to the Appleton school district's Birth to Five initiative. Jon Stellmacher is the president of the Community Early Learning…

posted 2014-10-29 05:01 by WHBY

2014-10-28

Observer expects tight local Senate race

The race for a state Senate seat that covers much of the Fox Cities could go "either way." That's the feeling of a statewide political observer, Wispolitics.com editor J.R. Ross. Former Republican Rep. Roger Roth of Appleton is squaring off…

posted 2014-10-28 13:05 by WHBY

Lawrence student group votes early

In-person absentee voting runs through Friday and some Lawrence University students are taking advantage of the opportunity today. A group of students met in front of the Lawrence Memorial Chapel around noon, and they later went to the Appleton city…

posted 2014-10-28 13:04 by WHBY

Walker says Obama visit could help him

Governor Walker says he's not impressed with some of the big names his Democratic challenger is bringing to the state. Last week, former President Bill Clinton held a rally in Milwaukee for Mary Burke, and today President Obama will be…

posted 2014-10-28 13:03 by WHBY

State group on board with student drug tests

The leader of a statewide group says random drug testing for student athletes, and participants in extra-curricular activities, can be effective in combating drug abuse. John Bales is the executive director of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators. He…

posted 2014-10-28 13:02 by WHBY

Treasurer candidates differ on future

Voters will pick a new state treasurer, and the two main candidates have opposite plans for the future of the office. Republican Matt Adamczyk of Cudahy wants to eliminate the position. Democrat David Sartori of Cudahy hopes to restore some…

posted 2014-10-28 13:01 by WHBY

Robbery investigations ongoing after arrest

Oshkosh police believe a 19-year-old Oshkosh man is responsible for a robbery, and a separate attack, in the area around the UW-Oshkosh campus. Police arrested the man, following an assault, around 9:15 p.m. Sunday, in the 800 block of McKinley…

posted 2014-10-28 05:05 by WHBY

Walker plans plenty of Fox Valley visits

There's just one week left before the November 4 election, and Governor Walker says he'll be focusing much of his attention on the Fox Valley. Walker says this part of the state could swing the election, and he wants to…

posted 2014-10-28 05:04 by WHBY

Bernard Schaber, Roth in Senate race

There's a race for an open state Senate seat that covers much of the Fox Cities. Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber, and former Republican Rep. Roger Roth will meet in the 19th district, on November 4. Roth lives in Appleton,…

posted 2014-10-28 05:03 by WHBY

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