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Abortion providers to lose state funds under measure

February 5, 2016 LANSING — A new bill would make permanent last year’s ban on state funding for abortion providers. more »»

APNewsBreak: Officials warned of Legionnaires' link

February 5, 2016 LANSING (AP) — High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. more »»

MAPS board discusses new bond

February 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette school board held a special work session Thursday evening to discuss the option of placing a bond issue on the May 3 ballot to fund a number of facilities projects. more »»

County Foundation receives children’s health, wellness grant

February 5, 2016 The Community Foundation of Marquette County been awarded a $84,595 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund to support initiatives aimed at improving the quality of health for children in the... more »»

Voter education law stirs up controversy; Gwinn super: New law ‘handcuffs’ schools

February 4, 2016 GWINN — Gwinn Area Community Schools will again ask voters this spring to fund a bond for transportation, technology and facilities upgrades. more »»

Public Act 269

February 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — Public officials from schools and municipalities around the state filed a lawsuit recently claiming a law restricting what local officials are allowed to distribute about upcoming ballot... more »»

County applauds BLP, supports new electrical facility

February 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — Representatives from the Marquette Board of Light and Power provided an update on its planned 50 megawatt electrical generating facility to the Marquette County Board Wednesday evening. more »»

Automakers to recall 5M vehicles for another air bag problem

February 4, 2016 DETROIT (AP) — Another problem has developed with automotive air bags, this one resulting in recalls of up to 5 million vehicles worldwid. more »»

House committee OKs bill clarifying ballot proposal law

February 4, 2016 LANSING (AP) — A group of Michigan lawmakers advanced a measure intended to address criticism that a new law stops public officials from informing voters about ballot proposals. more »»

Digging out

February 3, 2016 MARQUETTE — The winter storm that closed down schools in Marquette and Alger counties and put a halt to area events resulted in much less snow accumulation than expected. more »»

North America, China power GM to big profit

February 3, 2016 DETROIT — Strong earnings in North America and China and a reversal of fortunes in Europe powered General Motors to a record net profit of $9.7 billion last year. more »»

Lawmakers may raise speed limits on rural highways

February 3, 2016 LANSING — The speed limit could jump to 75 mph on some 600 miles of rural highway in Michigan — and possibly even higher on portions of two heavily traveled interstates — under a measure a committee... more »»

Township creates library negotiation committee

February 3, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Township Board on Tuesday voted to establish a three-person subcommittee to negotiate terms of a new contract for library services with Peter White Public Library. more »»

Gov. Snyder plans $30M credit for Flint customers

February 3, 2016 LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will propose $30 million in state funding to help pay the water bills of Flint residents facing an emergency over the city’s lead-contaminated water suppl. more »»

Stolen vehicle recovered

February 3, 2016 MARQUETTE — Thanks to a tip from the public, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office has recovered a white BMW SUV that was reported stolen from Sands Township Monday night. more »»

1930s-era newsreel resurfaces, highlights challenges of season

February 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — After spending decades in a basement in the eastern Upper Peninsula, a 1930s-era newsreel from the Michigan State Highway Department has resurfaced to remind us of the challenges — and... more »»

No shadow: Pennsylvania groundhog ‘predicts’ early spring

February 2, 2016 PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has failed to see his shadow, meaning he has “predicted” an early spring. more »»

Cliffs: Plant plans progress

February 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — Plans to replace the aging coal-fired Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette with a new natural gas-fueled cogeneration facility in Marquette County are moving forward on schedule,... more »»

Warmer temperatures tempt enthusiasts

February 1, 2016 Saturday afternoon’s warm and sunny weather brought hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts to the Eben Ice Caves, which tend to be popular this time of year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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