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Corkin, Heikkila keep leadership jobs at county

January 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board rang in the new year Tuesday by voting unanimously to keep Chairman Gerald Corkin and Vice Chairman Bruce Heikkila in their positions. more »»

Tight budget impacts grant applications

January 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — Over the past two years, Marquette Township has received more than $160,000 in state and local grant money to improve two of its recreational parks, but board members on Tuesday had a... more »»

Smoke believed to have caused house fire death

January 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — Preliminary results of an autopsy conducted Tuesday on the body of 59-year-old John Scott Sonaglia, who died in a structural fire on East Ohio Street in Marquette Sunday, indicate he... more »»

Chopper testing at Sawyer

January 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — For those wondering about the helicopters spotted over the Marquette area Tuesday, Sawyer International Airport officials have answer. more »»

Snyder pressed to veto election bill

January 6, 2016 LANSING — Local government leaders are continuing to press Gov. more »»

Bridge repairs in need of work

January 5, 2016 NEGAUNEE — Despite wrapping up construction on the bridge over the Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad tracks on Marquette County Road 480 in November, complications with newly laid asphalt are... more »»

City may hire state lobbyist

January 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette is considering contracting a consultant to lobby legislators and other state officials in Lansing on behalf of the municipality. more »»

Obama moves on gun control shows limits of acting alone

January 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s do-it-himself plan for keeping guns away from those who shouldn’t have them falls far short of what he’d hoped to accomplish through legislation after a massacr... more »»

Highlights at a glance

January 5, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing a series of executive steps aimed at curbing gun violence, including broader background checks and the hiring of additional specialists to... more »»

Missing Hong Kong bookseller’s wife drops official police report

January 5, 2016 HONG KONG — The mystery surrounding five missing Hong Kong booksellers known for titles banned in mainland China deepened after one purportedly wrote a letter saying he was fine and helping with an... more »»

Iranian president criticizes Saudi Arabia over severing ties

January 5, 2016 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia cannot “cover up” its crime of executing a leading Shiite cleric by severing diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic, even as... more »»

Man found deceased in burning house; autopsy scheduled for Tuesday

January 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — Emergency personnel discovered the body of a deceased Marquette man while fighting a residential house fire on East Ohio Street Sunday morning. more »»

Lakeview Arena competes for ‘Kraft Hockeyville USA’

January 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — Online nominations for the “Kraft Hockeyville USA” title opened late last week, as communities around the country compete for a grand prize of $150,000 in ice arena upgrades and the... more »»

Auto insurance, energy top Cotter’s 2016 agenda

January 4, 2016 LANSING — Kevin Cotter has four chief priorities as he prepares to lead a temporarily smaller but more unified Republican caucus into his second and final year as House speaker, and an overhaul and... more »»

Bill Clinton to stump for his wife, bringing old controversy

January 4, 2016 KEENE, N.H. — Bill Clinton is back on the presidential campaign trail — and so is his baggag. more »»

Eagle dies

January 3, 2016 HARVEY — The Chocolay Raptor Center tried in vain to help nurse a sick bald eagle back to health, but there’s a larger issue here. more »»

Veto for bill restricting ballot info?

January 3, 2016 By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— Lawmakers’ unexpected vote to block school districts and municipalities from informing the public about local ballot measures within two months of an... more »»

States plan renewed debate on LGBT rights, religious freedom

January 3, 2016 By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. more »»

Area under weather advisory

January 3, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The National Weather Service in Negaunee Township has issued a lake effect advisory for today through 7 a.m. Monday. more »»



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