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Bulletin Board

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Tree detectives meeting today MARQUETTE — In winter, trees become more mysterious to us without their leaves. But they still hold clues to their identity in their twigs, cones, seeds, bark, location and shape. Knowing our tree neighbors’ names makes them more familiar and personal to us. ...

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; ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

Winter is a great time of the year to curl up with a good book and read! To help you out with that, here are some old favorites and some really excellent new finds. “Wide Awake Princess” by E.D. Baker (middle-school) E.D. Baker re-imagines Sleeping Beauty in this delightful and charming ...

Response to bullying

Community

Dear Annie: I work in the summer at an art college, with a program for high schoolers who want to take classes for college credit. During the most recent summer, one of the cliques bullied a kid who has Asperger’s syndrome, to the point that he left the program early and the parents sued the ...

Humane Society seeks release of dogs from Michigan lab

Michigan News

MATTAWAN, Mich. (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is pushing for the release of three dozen dogs from a western Michigan laboratory, alleging that an undercover investigation found that they are being fed fungicides. The animal rights group on Tuesday released the findings of ...

Benson discloses finances, urges lawmakers to require it

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson voluntarily disclosed her personal finances Thursday while calling on state lawmakers to make such reporting mandatory. The Democrat posted a financial disclosure form on her department’s website. It is modeled after the statement ...

Court: Middle finger protected

Michigan News

TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — When it comes to the middle finger, police might need a thicker skin. A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017. The decision ...

Court reinstates assault lawsuits against lawyer Mike Morse

Michigan News

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — The Michigan appeals court has overturned key rulings and reinstated lawsuits against a popular personal-injury lawyer who is accused of sexually assaulting two women who worked at his Detroit-area firm. Judges in Oakland and Wayne counties had ...

Police arrest 2 men in kidnapping

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A 5-year-old boy was found safe around 1:10 this morning after two armed male suspects allegedly kidnapped him from a residence in Whitefish Township Wednesday evening, according to the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office. The two men, one of whom was the child's relative, were ...

Keeping universities transparent

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Senate Oversight Committee on Tuesday heard testimony on a proposal requiring all meetings of public university governing boards to be open to the public under the Open Meetings Act. Such boards currently are required only to open self-determined formal sessions. If Senate ...

5 governors oppose Trump plan to cut Great Lakes spending

Front Page News

LANSING (AP) — Governors of five states oppose President Donald Trump’s call for a 90 percent spending cut for a Great Lakes cleanup program. The president’s 2020 budget offers $30 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, which gets $300 million most years. It removes toxic ...

Negaunee to consider pot, rental ordinances

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — Residents of Negaunee will have the opportunity to weigh in on the city’s proposed rental code ordinance as well as regulation that would prohibit recreational marijuana establishments during a Negaunee City Council meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Negaunee Senior Center. A ...

House fire reported in Marquette

Front Page News

The Marquette Fire Department is at the scene of a house fire this morning along Clark Street between Woodland and Granite avenues. Officials said the blaze began around 7:40 this morning. All occupants were outside of the residence and no injuries have been reported, Capt. Brian Talvensaari of ...

Sexual harassment talk postponed

Local

MARQUETTE — Tonight’s sexual harassment discussion sponsored by the Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women has been postponed one week. The event, which features Janet Koski, Northern Michigan University’s Title IX and Equal Opportunity coordinator, talking ...