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Green Bay among most obese U.S. cities

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Kyle Finstad , News Writer
April 22, 2014

Green Bay is listed as the tenth most obese U.S. community, according to a Gallup poll courtesy of USA Today. The poll asked participants to submit their height and weight. Based on the numbers collected, 33 percent of Green Bay’s population is considered obese. According to the Centers for Disease... Read more »

UWGB adds SAIL to available student housing options

Kyle Finstad, News Writer
April 22, 2014

The UW-Green Bay Office of Residence Life will be offering a new residential housing option for fall of 2014. The new housing option is called the Safe and Inclusive Living (SAIL) community. It will be an environment designed to be supportive and understanding of a student’s sexual orientation, gender... Read more »

Islam Awareness Week returns to UWGB

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Andrew Campnell , News Editor
April 15, 2014

Islam Awareness Week came back for a third year during the week of April 7 to 11 at places on and off campus, including the Richard Mauthe Center. During the week, students and community members attended a combination of lectures and discussions. The week’s events were the result of a committee consisting... Read more »

Downtown supermarket plans announced

Bobby Vachon , News Writer
April 15, 2014

In his annual State of the City address, Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt announced plans for a downtown grocery store by the end of the year. Plans for a downtown grocery have been in the works and now that the plan for a downtown Wal-Mart is off the table, this opens up the opportunity for another business... Read more »

Students find anti-bullying resources at UWGB

Andrew Campnell , News Editor
April 15, 2014

In early March, Senators Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. and Patty Murray, D-Vir. reintroduced the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014, which aims to curb bullying and other harassment. The act requires colleges and universities to prohibit harassment and establishes a grant program  to... Read more »

Walker signs $541 million tax cut plan

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Andrew Campnell , News Editor
April 8, 2014

In the wake of a recent economic report predicting a $1 billion surplus, Wis. Gov. Walker signed a $541 million tax cut plan March 24. Under this bill, the average income tax filer would receive a $46 tax cut in April 2015 and the typical homeowner would save $131 on the current property tax bill, according... Read more »

Many Wisconsinites not enrolled in Affordable Care Act

Kyle Finstad , News Writer
April 8, 2014

March 31 marked the deadline to sign up under the Affordable Care Act. In Wisconsin, thousands of residents remain uninsured, according to FOX-11 News. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, since enrollment under the Affordable Care Act became available, close to 71,500 people have signed up through... Read more »

Johnson files lawsuit against Obamacare

Bobby Vachon , News Writer
April 8, 2014

Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson has been making headlines with his proposed lawsuit against Obamacare. The lawsuit, filed in January, accuses the Obama administration of overreaching its authority by issuing a regulation granting members of Congress, and their staff, subsidies to pay for health... Read more »

UWGB prepares for SGA election

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Andrew Campnell , News Editor
April 1, 2014

To coincide UW-Green Bay’s upcoming Student government election, a debate was held March 27 between the candidates. The candidates presented their arguments and strategies on issues surrounding the university. The outcome of the election will determine the next president and vice president. The election... Read more »

Devices stolen from campus library, labs

Andrew Campnell , News Editor
April 1, 2014

Public Safety has recently reported a number of cases involving theft in the computer areas on campus. Thomas Kujawa, UW-Green Bay chief of police, said the two main areas have been the GAC Lab and the library. However, there are other areas Public Safety is concerned with in regards to theft. Of the... Read more »