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New Kids Count report offers solutions to improve child well-being

LANSING — The well-being of Michigan’s kids has continued to decline and lag behind other states in recent years, hurting Michigan’s ability to be a competitive state and attract and retain talent, families and businesses. But there are many opportunities and bills before the Michigan ...

Domestic violence project launched locally

MARQUETTE — Local officials have announced what they term a new approach to domestic violence cases in Marquette County. “The Marquette County Blueprint for Safety is the result of a collaborative effort between the Marquette County criminal justice system and local domestic violence ...

A tale of tailings

ISHPEMING — Area residents were given the opportunity Monday to weigh in on a proposed change in operations at the Eagle Mine’s Humboldt Tailings Disposal Facility. Lundin Mining Corp., the parent company of the Eagle Mine, requested an amendent to a Michigan Department of Environmental ...

Senate passes $1.5 trillion tax package

By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false ...

MDOT set to hold public meeting on proposed 2019 project

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Transportation is seeking input from business owners and residents about a proposed roundabout project on U.S. 41 in Marquette Township. Representatives from MDOT, Marquette Township and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will hold a public ...

Whitmer: Women face harassment in male-dominated state Capitol

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer, one of only two women to have been a legislative leader in Michigan, said the male-dominated Capitol has a “locker room” atmosphere in which it is not uncommon for female lawmakers and employees to ...

Free speech forum set for Thursday

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom will launch a new speaker series to address topics that generate interest on many college campuses. The first event, presented in cooperation with the College Democrats and College Republicans, will ...

9 candidates seek seat vacated by Cambensy

MARQUETTE — Nine people have applied to fill the Marquette City Commission seat left vacant by Sara Cambensy, who was elected in November to represent the 109th District in Michigan House of Representatives. Aaron Andres, David Bradley Aro, Candice Summer Blackstone-Larson, Margaret Brumm, ...

Commissioners listen to update on Cliffs-Dow site

MARQUETTE — Attorney Richard Baron from Foley, Baron, Metzger and Juip PLLC presented an annual report regarding the remediation efforts at the former Cliffs-Dow property during the Marquette City Commission meeting Monday night. Baron was hired on as a special counsel by the city, which ...

Commemorative Bucks step up for area needy

MARQUETTE — As holiday merriments approach, The Mining Journal observes generosity from its community members. On Tuesday a group of people on behalf of the Commemorative Bucks of Michigan, an outdoors organization, dropped off hundreds of presents for the Journal’s 39th annual Cheer ...

Angling for answers

MARQUETTE — The Republic Sportsman’s Club has set the date for its 28th Annual Fishing Derby in July 2018 in hopes that it will catch a few breaks along the way. The derby, which brings hundreds of participants into Republic every year, is a yearly boon to the small town’s economy, ...

Federal ballast water rules would replace state’s, if bill approved

LANSING — MIchigan’s ballast water regulations are deterring oceangoing vessels from entering Michigan ports to pick up exports. State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, has introduced a bill that he says will bring those ships back to the state. The bill has passed the House and is ...

Lawry leaving as Chocolay Township manager

HARVEY — Chocolay Township Manager Steve Lawry will retire from that position effective Dec. 29. “I am resigning for a variety of reasons, principally other demands on my time and growth in the demands of this position that no longer make it practical to try to accomplish it as a part ...

Holiday FUN

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority held the 7th annual Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade and 42nd annual tree lighting Friday night, celebrating the magic of the season. Above, hundreds line up along Third Street to watch holiday floats pass by. At right, 5-year-old Caleb Morrison, ...

Flynn pleads guilty

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY Associated Press WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn, the retired general who vigorously campaigned at Donald Trump’s side and then served as his first national security adviser, pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on Trump’s ...

Books celebrate U.P. language, literature

LANSING — The Upper Peninsula has been omitted from at least two maps of the country this past year. When an online ticket marketplace left it off an interactive map in June, a customer support representative joked on Facebook that they “got the important part of Michigan.” A month ...

Paper cup plant closing because of drop in demand

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — An Augusta, Georgia-based factory that looks like a giant paper cup is closing. The Augusta Chronicle reports Dart Container Corp. has announced it will close the 70-year-old plant by early 2019 because of lower demand for the only product that it makes —single-use ...

Work together

MARQUETTE — Marquette County churches are celebrating their first year of working together — creating a better outcome for the community and those in need. Love INC of the Upper Peninsula, an organization that connects area churches to residents in need, is asking for community support ...

Holiday experience will benefit Habitat for Humanity

HARVEY — Marquette County Habitat for Humanity has once again teamed up with Fred and Carol Margrif to offer a unique holiday experience. The entire collection of 300-plus nativities will be on display at the Margrif home at 128 Timber Lane, Harvey, according to a press release. They have ...