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For health’s sake

MARQUETTE — With signs in hand, close to 100 people marched up and down College Avenue Sunday morning chanting “Ho Ho. Hey Hey. The ACA has got to stay,” “Dump Trump” and “U.P. Power.” The local rally, denouncing Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or ...

Copper Country patient fears loss of cancer treatment

HOUGHTON — Doreen Gebbia is able to get treatment for cancer because of the Affordable Care Act, and she’s worried if it’s repealed or significantly changed by Congress and President-elect Donald Trump she could lose her coverage. Gebbia, who was with many other people gathered Sunday ...

Project Empire moves forward

MARQUETTE — The organizers of Project Empire can place a check mark in the done column for one item on their to-do list. Michigan Economic Development Corp., the Lake Superior Community Partnership and the UPWARD Talent Council through Michigan Works! are offering a job portal to assist ...

Migrants in Belgrade endure week in frigid weather

BELGRADE, Serbia — It was a week in frigid hell for hundreds of migrants squatting in an abandoned warehouse in the Serbian capital of Belgrade while trying to move on toward Western Europe. When the weather suddenly turned nasty before Orthodox Christmas Eve on Jan. 6, temperatures ...

Analysis: Tax cut push comes as budget projected to tighten

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — After commanding the legislative agenda for six years, Republicans say now is the time to finally enact a major tax cut for Michigan residents. The problem is it may be too late. GOP lawmakers pushing to gradually repeal the 4.25 ...

Founders landing update

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission unanimously approved an easement for the Founders Landing Development Group II, LLC, to construct building footings on city-owned property on Lakeshore Boulevard as part of their One Marquette Place development, which broke ground this fall. The ...

REBELS WITH MANY CAUSES

By NANCY BENAC Associated Press WASHINGTON — Call them rebels with a cause. Or two. Or three. Or 10. When throngs of women from around the nation converge on Washington for a march on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, they will arrive driven by a multitude of ...

Coming back to sauna

A variety of luge sleds are displayed in celebration of Heikki Lunta Festival Friday night in Negaunee. Below, “Mr. Upper Peninsula 2016” Brady Skewis waves to the crowd during the Kippis Lunta Snow Parade. There is a full slate of events today, including a Pannu Kakki (Finnish oven ...

City approves liquor license as Delft progresses

MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission unanimously approved an on-premises class C liquor license this week for the Delft Bistro in downtown Marquette, which owners say is making progress toward opening, but no date has been set. After a public hearing, the commission approved the ...

A legacy of law enforcement

By KELSIE THOMPSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The Michigan State Police post in Negaunee Township has a sleek new set of wheels in celebration of the department’s 100th anniversary. Reminiscent of the MSP’s iconic 1937 Ford Model 74 patrol car, the black and gold-painted ...

New veterans facilities planned for Grand Rapids, Detroit

LANSING (AP) — New veterans facilities are planned for Michigan’s two largest cities as early as 2019. A 120-bed facility in Grand Rapids will replace the aging Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, and a similarly sized facility in Detroit will be a new addition to the state’s Department of ...

Ice dive training: Police train in tough conditions

The Marquette City Police Department prepares to go under the ice on Teal Lake in Negaunee Thursday afternoon as a part of a multi-agency dive training, held once a year, to hone officers’ skills in ice rescue and recovery.

Under water: Marquette Township deals with utility fund shortfall

MARQUETTE — Marquette Township water customers will likely see higher bills as officials try to figure out how to best address an annual shortfall of roughly $145,000 in water system operating revenue and expenses, with debt obligations also underfunded and possibly going up. “None of us ...

Property position

NEGAUNEE — Members of the Negaunee City Council started a conversation about selling city-owned property as a first step to economic growth at its regular meeting on Thursday. Council member Nick Visser said he would like to see the city move forward in cataloging and selling its unused ...

DNR citizens council to meet

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern and Western Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Councils are scheduled to meet next week, in separate sessions, on back-to-back days. The Western U.P. Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the ...

EPA moves to keep gas rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency moved today to cement strict fuel economy requirements that force the auto industry to make new cars and trucks significantly more efficient, a decision that will be difficult for the incoming Trump administration to undo. The EPA said ...

Trump raises millions to cover inauguration’s steep costs

WASHINGTON — The inauguration of a new president requires the recitation of a 35-word oath. That’s it. Dress it up with some hoopla and glitz, though, and pretty soon you’re talking real money. Donald Trump will have it to spend. Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee has raised a ...

Police seek hit-and-run suspect

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Police Department is searching for a suspect allegedly involved in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident that occurred late Wednesday morning, according to an IPD press release. The accident took place around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Lakeshore and Hematite ...

Murder preliminary hearing is adjourned

MARQUETTE — Darrell Wayne Gutzman, the 51-year-old Marquette man charged with one count of open murder in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend in a K.I. Sawyer home last month, appeared in the Marquette County District Court Wednesday. His preliminary examination scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ...