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Gerrymandering discussed

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved, with all commissioners present, a resolution in support of a Voters Not Politicians’ efforts to place a initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot. If passed, the initiative would amend Michigan’s constitution to allow ...

State aid lawsuits switches courts

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. — A lawsuit challenging Michigan’s ban on public aid for private schools is moving to federal court. The case was filed in state court in March by a Grand Rapids Catholic school, parents and some lawmakers. But it was withdrawn Tuesday after lawyers decided that federal ...

Man dies in Escanaba fire

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ESCANABA — A house fire claimed the life of a man after he became trapped in the structure Tuesday night, according to Escanaba Public Safety officers. The fire occurred at a two-story home located at 301 N. 12th St. Officers were called to the home at 10:21 p.m. after a fire was reported ...

Bulletin Board

Community

Senior center hosting overseas tour NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Senior Center is hosting a South Pacific Wonders tour to Australia and New Zealand, and the trip is now open to the public for sign-up appointments. An interest and informational webinar is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the ...

The calendar

Community

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; ...

Dear Annie

Community

Dear Annie: In more than 35 years of marriage, my husband and I have had conversations on a wide variety of topics. However, almost every day for the past two years, he has ranted about political issues after watching a news program or reading an article on a website. During these rants, he ...

Michigan spends almost $25M on Flint water crisis attorneys

Michigan News

FLINT, Mich. — New accounting figures show Michigan has spent nearly $25 million on attorneys handling cases involving the Flint lead-tainted water crisis. Data from Michigan agencies and the Governor’s Office show attorney spending has reached more than $24.8 million for the 2014 crisis ...

DNR: Dry conditions reported

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MARQUETTE — Recent rainfall has alleviated the hazardous dry conditions in some parts of the Upper Peninsula — however, the eastern U.P. remains quite dry, with fire danger listed as high to very high in much of the area. “We did have some areas that got adequate rainfall to help ...

Deal struck in rock throwing case

Michigan News

FLINT, Mich. — Four Michigan teens charged with murder in a fatal rock-throwing incident have agreed to accept a lesser charge of manslaughter, an attorney said Monday. The plea deal was disclosed in court, although no guilty pleas were immediately made. Attorney Jim Gust, who represents ...

Houghton still recovering from Thursday rain

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HOUGHTON — The heavy rain that hit the Copper County Thursday morning is still having an impact in some areas. Jon Stone, coordinator of the Volunteer Resource Center, said many homes were reporting water back in basements after Thursday’s rain, particularly along the M-26 corridor ...

Prison guard lawsuit in timeout

Michigan News

DETROIT — A judge has agreed to a 90-day timeout in a lawsuit that accuses the Michigan Corrections Department of violating the rights of female prison guards. The U.S. Justice Department and the state will use the time to try to reach a settlement. Federal Judge Paul Borman signed the ...

Park water tested

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CHAMPION — In preparation for a water system improvement project, drinking water at Van Riper State Park was tested and found to contain arsenic in levels slightly above government health standards. Park staff was notified recently by the Marquette County Health Department that the arsenic ...

Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

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JERUSALEM — The Israeli military lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border area on Sunday, indicating it had accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire to end an intense, 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants that had threatened to devolve into war. The military had shut down a ...

History remade at LST

Local

The 20th Anniversary at Lake Superior starts off the Summer Season with historic, poignant local favorite “Beacon on the Rock.” Written by Northern Michigan University professors Shelley Russell of the Forest Roberts Theatre and music professor Robert Engleheart, the show deals with the ...

Fill The Boot coming up

Local

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette Fire Department L643 is showing its support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as its members kick off the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases live longer ...