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Winter’s Return

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Joaquin Hernandez, who recently moved to Marquette from Houston, Texas, shovels his driveway Saturday afternoon, after a storm left Marquette blanketed with 8 inches of snow. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

State wants to reduce STEM funding

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By GRAHAM JAEHNIG Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HANCOCK — The Michigan Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Council wants to make drastic changes to STEM in Michigan, according to Shawn Oppliger, director of Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics & ...

When money is at the root of marriage and family squabbles

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MarY HUNT Disagreements over money can tear marriages and families apart. In fact, sources say that unresolved money conflicts remains the number one for divorce. But it doesn’t have to be that way. More often than not, the solution can be found in this one-word directive: ...

Boaters oppose city’s marina plan

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MARQUETTE — Local boaters are bringing to a public hearing Monday demands for greater transparency and fairness surrounding plans to downsize the Presque Isle Marina and raise rates for boat slips, while city staff say the measures are financially responsible and necessary. Passed in ...

Police-Community forum scheduled for Monday

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MARQUETTE — In an effort to foster strong relationships between citizens and law enforcement officers, Northern Michigan University is hosting a Police-Community Relations forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in room 122 of the Jacobetti Complex. The public forum, presented by the Michigan ...

NMU Quiz Bowl claims highest sectionals finish

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Northern Michigan University Quiz Bowl recorded its best-ever finish at sectionals at the recent tournament held in Minneapolis. Senior Annika Peterson finished her quiz bowl career with second place in individual scoring among all Division II players with an average of 63 points per game. That ...

What do you like to read?

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MARQUETTE — With a goal of improving its news product, The Mining Journal is asking readers to complete a brief survey inserted in today’s paper. “We really need input from our readers to make sure we’re giving them the information they need from their daily newspaper,” said ...

Kohl’s volunteers help with Care Clinic fundraiser

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Kohl’s Volunteers participated in the cinnamon roll baking for the Care Clinic fundraiser at St. Louis the King Church. For the volunteers participation, the Care Clinic will receive a $500 grant from Kohl’s Corporation. Pictured from left: Sara Zaeglien, Cindy Holloway, Pam Clark, ...

GOP bill revamps health care law

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By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners. Instead, it would create ...

Gorsuch sympathizes with workers, often sides with bosses

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By DENISE LAVOIE and MICHAEL TARM Associated Press The case tugs at the heartstrings: A popular Kansas State University professor battles breast cancer, then leukemia. The school won’t extend her six-month sick leave, she loses her job and she cannot get rehired. She sues for ...

RVB awards Beckman

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River Valley Bank recently awarded Financial Specialist Shawn Beckman with the 4th Quarter Community Commitment Award. She volunteered at the U.P. Childrens’s Museum Celebrity Art auction and is a member of the Superior Health Foundation Gala Committee. Shawn also helped make two 4th ...

Volunteer opportunities

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Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by contacting Julie Shaw at 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should ...

Bulletin Board

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‘The Light Between Oceans’ shown MARQUETTE — On Thursday at 12:30 p.m., the Peter White Public library will show “The Light Between Oceans” in the library’s community room as part of its Matinee Movie series. In this romantic drama, a young couple, unable to have children of ...

Bulletin Board Continued

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Under the Radar set to perform MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Blues Society and the Peter White Public Library invite the public to a live Bluesday Tuesday concert by Under the Radar at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Under the Radar plays original blues ...

The calendar

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Aging mom has health issues but wants to stay in her home

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Jeanne Phillips DEAR ABBY: My father died four years ago, leaving my 69-year-old mother alone. My mother has health and mobility issues. Her house is large and has two stories, and it far exceeds her needs. The problem is that she’s extremely sentimental about it. I worry about her being ...

Public displays of affection are out of control

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Annie Lane Dear Annie: Am I turning into a curmudgeon as I get older, or are couples today way more comfortable being physical in public? I recently went to a concert with my husband, something I’d been looking forward to for weeks. But I couldn’t concentrate on what was happening on the ...

Related MSA degenerative nervous system diseases

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Keith Roach, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I hope you can answer some questions about a disease called multiple system atrophy. What does it do to your body? Is the cause known? Is there a cure? — D.B. ANSWER: Multiple system atrophy is a group of related degenerative diseases of the nervous ...

Are the store brands really comparable?

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HELOISE Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND ON is about store-brand products: “Dear Heloise: I buy store-brand products and save money on our grocery bill. My friend said that he won’t buy a store ‘no name’ brand because he thinks they are just not as good as the national brand. What do you ...

U.P. poet laureate announced

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MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula has elected its third poet laureate. Marty Achatz, who will keep the title through 2018, was awarded the distinction this week, after a voting process begun in December. The Ishpeming native, a contingent professor of writing and film at Northern ...