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Michigan House targets unlicensed pot shops still operating

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are intervening in a long-running legal dispute over unlicensed medical marijuana shops, pushing to enact a firm deadline by which the businesses must close or risk their ability to get a license. The House voted 102-4 Thursday in favor of legislation that ...

Michigan School for the Blind to reopen as housing next year

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — The historic Lansing campus where the Michigan School for the Blind operated for more than a century is on track to reopen as a housing development by early next year. Indianapolis-based TWG Development is nearing the final phases of its $24 million plan to restore and ...

Doctor gets prison time

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit doctor who admitted running an $18 million prescription drug scheme has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. A federal judge on Wednesday also ordered Dr. Zongli Chang to pay a $1 million fine and forfeit $3 million. The Livonia man had pleaded ...

2 charged for firing at ATF agents

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Two Detroit men are facing charges after allegedly opening fire on two Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents on the city’s east side. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday that 21-year-old Kevin Keshawn Young and 20-year-old Aaron Marquis ...

Pilot hemp program started

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is launching a pilot program to aid farmers and processors interested in growing industrial hemp during the 2019 planting season. The U.S. government is implementing a national program to start in 2020. But the state already has the authority to grow ...

Great Lakes data buoys deployed

Michigan News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As ice thaws around the Great Lakes, technicians are preparing to re-deploy buoys that gather a wealth of information for use in research, water safety efforts and recreation. About a dozen research institutions operate buoys in the lakes. Many of them provide data ...

Canadian sentenced to life in prison for US airport attack

Michigan News

FLINT— A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling “God is great” in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly declaring that he only regretted not having a machine gun during the knife attack. Amor Ftouhi’s ...

Michigan House targets unlicensed pot shops still operating

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are intervening in a long-running legal dispute over unlicensed medical marijuana shops, pushing to enact a firm deadline by which the businesses must close or risk their ability to get a license. The House voted 102-4 Thursday in favor of legislation that ...

Michigan School for the Blind to reopen as housing next year

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — The historic Lansing campus where the Michigan School for the Blind operated for more than a century is on track to reopen as a housing development by early next year. Indianapolis-based TWG Development is nearing the final phases of its $24 million plan to restore and ...

Great Lakes data buoys deployed

Michigan News

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As ice thaws around the Great Lakes, technicians are preparing to re-deploy buoys that gather a wealth of information for use in research, water safety efforts and recreation. About a dozen research institutions operate buoys in the lakes. Many of them provide data ...

House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation

Michigan News

By LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. “It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope ...

House OKs bill to forgive schools from making up snow days

Michigan News

LANSING — Schools exceeding the maximum number of snow days would not have to make up those that occur during a state-declared emergency under legislation the Michigan House approved Wednesday. The bill, approved 101-7, is aimed at aiding K-12 districts after frigid temperatures and other ...

Future of recycling discussed by board

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority Board of Trustees went back to the drawing board at Wednesday’s meeting to find a way to fund the authority’s proposed single-stream and glass recycling program. The board unanimously passed a motion to table the decision ...

Officials discuss city brownfield projects

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and Marquette City Commission held a joint work session Tuesday to discuss past and present brownfield projects, including UP Health System-Marquette’s new hospital, Founders Landing and the former Cliffs-Dow property. The ...

SHF gives out $107,000 in grants

Local

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation awarded more than $107,000 in health-centered grant funding at its Spring Grants Celebration on Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Marquette. The SHF awarded $107,329.53 at the celebration, with $82,138.83 being dispersed in large grants to eight ...

Summers appointed to NMU board

Local

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday appointed Bridget N. Summers of Baraga to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees. “I’m focused on improving education for all Michigan students. Bridget Summers shares that focus,” Whitmer said in a news release. “Bridget ...

Elks to host fish dinner Friday

Local

MARQUETTE — Marquette Elks Lodge 405 will host a fish dinner Friday at the lodge, 127 N. Front St. in Marquette. On the menu, a choice of whitefish, shrimp or cod with choice of baked potato or fries plus a full salad bar and homemade desserts. The dinner will from from 4:30-7 p.m. ...

Talk to focus on local resiliency

Local

MARQUETTE — A Northern Michigan University professor and a student will be presenting a talk entitled “Planning for Local Resiliency: NMU and the City of Marquette's Efforts to Help our Community Flourish Amidst a Changing Climate” at noon Friday in NMU’s Jamrich Hall, room 1318. The ...