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Young voter restriction in question

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A judge is changing course and says he might make a decision on a major challenge to Michigan election law before the Nov. 6 vote. The issue is whether it’s unconstitutional to require young voters to vote in person in their first election if they registered by mail. ...

Utility rates poised for hike

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Water, sewer and stormwater utility rates have been a hot item discussed among Marquette city officials for the last several months. After a utility rate study was conducted by the city’s contractor Raftelis, an increase of $16.78 per month, or $201.36 annually, for all three ...

Bulletin Board part 2

Community

NAMI meets on Monday MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. An educational ...

Is procrastination the right answer

Community

Dear Annie: This is a burning question I’ve had for a while. As a student, I always have homework, but should I procrastinate or spread out the work over a longer period? Both end up with similar results for me. Procrastinating gives me more time to do the other things I want, and I end up ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by contacting Julie Shaw at 315-2607 at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should ...

Unusual vertigo can be triggered by coughing or loud noises

Community

DEAR DR. ROACH: After many years of various treatments, including allergy shots, food studies and an ear tube, I was recently diagnosed with “semicircular canal dehiscence.” Can you explain what this is and the treatment (besides surgery) to relieve the symptoms of inner ear pressure, ...

Staying active and connected are key to a healthy retirement

Community

Q: I’m about to retire after a challenging but satisfying business career. I’m concerned about keeping my mind sharp now that I won’t be dealing with complex details every day. Any suggestions? Jim: As we grow older, keeping our brains healthy becomes an important part of enjoying a ...

Hints to make a ‘clean’ meatloaf

Community

Dear Heloise: I have a pretty good hint: When you MAKE MEATLOAF, the cleanup is a pain in the you-know-where. I spray the pan with any kind of cooking spray, then line it with foil. When you take the meatloaf out of the pan, there is very little cleanup. — Linda W., Bakersfield, ...

The Motley Fool

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Ask the Fool Splits, Sales and Taxes Q: A stock I own split 3-for-1. How do I figure my taxable gain when I sell the shares? — L.L., Syracuse, New York A: Imagine that you bought 100 shares for $24 (initial cost: $2,400) and they were trading at $30 before the split, for a total value ...

School’s homecoming rules put teen in awkward position

Community

DEAR ABBY: Homecoming is next month, and we are not allowed to take outside dates. My girlfriend goes to a different school and doesn’t want me taking anyone else. My school is very small (only 60 kids in the whole high school) and not asking a girl to the dance is frowned upon. It’s the ...

Hundreds left without power

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Hundreds of Marquette County residents were still without power Friday evening as winds reaching as high as 57 miles per hour hit the region. Over 600 Upper Peninsula Power Co. customers in Marquette County, including 481 in Ishpeming and the surrounding areas had no power, ...

Law enforcement officials oppose recreational marijuana

Local

MARQUETTE — Many prosecutors, law enforcement officials, businesspeople, medical professionals, educators, faith-based individuals and other citizens throughout the Upper Peninsula believe recreational marijuana is “simply bad for Michigan,” said Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney Matt ...

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; ...

Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute Nassar

Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans’ allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan ...

Wildcats Statue unveiled

Front Page News

Pictured above is the new bronze Wildcat statue at the Academic Mall on Northern Michigan University’s campus. The new statue was unveiled Friday afternoon during NMU’s homecoming week. At right, the statue’s sculptor Brian Hanlon speaks about his work at the dedication ceremony. ...

Local briefing

Local

Embezzlement arrest made MARQUETTE — A 25-year-old Negaunee woman was arrested and charged Thursday with embezzling over $40,000 from a Marquette business. According to a Marquette Police Department press release, the 13-count felony warrant stems from a complaint received on Aug. 13 from ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

“Stegothesaurus” by Bridget Heos This delightful picture book is perfect for dinosaur and word lovers! Stegothesaurus is a little different from his two stegosaurus brothers in that he knows a lot of words and loves using them to describe everything he sees! With great illustrations, lots ...

Michigan AG launches priest probe after Pennsylvania report

Michigan News

By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT — Attorney General Bill Schuette is investigating possible sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Michigan, joining authorities in other states that have launched similar probes since a Pennsylvania grand jury report said more than 1,000 children ...

Community input is assessed

Front Page News

ISHPEMING—Residents, government officials and community leaders gathered Wednesday at UP Health System-Bell in Ishpeming to provide feedback to the nonprofit Community Economic Development Council of Michigan. Their goal: to collect ideas for the economic growth and success of the ...

Correction

Local

MTU professor’s name corrected In Friday’s article titled “Proud to be an American,” Dr. Latika Gupta, assistant professor of economics at Michigan Technological University, was incorrectly referred to as Dr. Lukita Gupta, associate professor of economics at the school.