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Council candidates confront limitations and options for reviving Pioneer

The Pioneer Resort and its slow decay has become the symbol of economic development in Oshkosh. The six candidates for three Oshkosh Common Council seats touched on many facets of economic development during the League of Women Voters candidates forum … Continue reading

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Council offsets extra raise with minor changes

The Oshkosh Common Council approved $78,000 in accounting changes to offset an additional raise for non-represented city employees for 2014. The move, approved 5-2 Tuesday night, fixes a misunderstanding five councilors said they shared about the raise they approved as … Continue reading

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Field of Oshkosh Council candidates swells to six

The field of interested candidates for three Oshkosh Common Council candidates has already reached six. And you’ll find a few familiar names among the potential challengers. Incumbents Steve Cummings, Steve Herman and Kyle Clark have all taken out nominating papers, … Continue reading

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Council to weigh fate of three un-used liquor licenses

The Oshkosh Common Council held initial discussions about what to do about three liquor licenses that have not been used in more than a year when it met Tuesday evening. The former locations of El Azteca at 30 Wisconsin St., … Continue reading

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Council write-in votes stretch limits, add humor to process

Oshkosh residents cast 2,111 write-in votes in Tuesday’s election thanks to an open council seat and the nine registered write-in candidates vying for it. But the sheer volume of write-in votes to catalog wasn’t even half the battle poll workers … Continue reading

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Updated: Council write-in candidate list swells to nine

Election Day is less than a week away, but that hasn’t stopped city residents from expanding the list of write-in candidates for the Oshkosh Common Council. Two incumbents, Deb Allison-Aasby and Tom Pech Jr., will appear on the ballot. But … Continue reading

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Appleton’s council meeting in 14 tweets

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Appleton alderman wants 48-hour meeting posting

Appleton Alderman Christoph Wahl wants more time for residents to weigh in before the Common Council makes some policy decisions. Wahl proposed that the council be barred from adopting committee decisions until reports have been posted for at least 48 … Continue reading

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Appleton’s council meeting in 15 tweets

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With Clemons out, newcomers explore runs for Appleton council

Though candidates have until Wednesday to file paperwork, several council races came into focus Friday. The biggest news came when Alderman Jim Clemons filed paperwork this week signaling he would not seek re-election on April 2. First elected in 1992, … Continue reading

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