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Thanedar spending $1M to air new gubernatorial ads

LANSING — Democrat Shri Thanedar said Tuesday he will spend $1 million to air 10 new TV ads in the governor’s race over the next two months, with an emphasis on giving positions on issues such as roads, education and the economy. The new spots will air across the state starting today. The ...

Michigan dairy farm shutters amid industry oversupply

ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan dairy farmer has auctioned off his herd of 230 cows after he was unable to absorb losses brought by the state’s oversupply of milk. Daybreak Dairy in Ottawa County shuttered after dairy farmer Nate Elzinga, 32, and his family couldn’t keep up ...

Yiannopoulos speech nixed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Organizers say right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will not speak at Louisiana State University after failing to acquire proper insurance for the event. The Advocate reports that student group College Republicans at LSU apologized on Twitter on Tuesday evening ...

Evacuation lasts 5 hours

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — Officials have lifted an evacuation order near a southern Michigan chemical manufacturer after a tanker truck hauling a paint chemical began to heat up. The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports none of the n-butyl methacrylate was released Tuesday. The evacuation order ...

Panel declines to pay LSCP dues

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming City Council heard an update from the Lake Superior Community Partnership Wednesday, but could not support a budget amendment that would help to fund the organization, officials said. Councilman Stu Skauge made a motion to amend the 2018 budget and contribute ...

Syrian troops on alert amid fear of US strike

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces and their allies are on alert and taking precautionary measures at military bases and posts across the country amid fears of a U.S. strike in the aftermath of a chemical weapons attack, Syrian war monitors said today. The measures come as President Donald ...

China’s president offers US possible trade concessions

BEIJING — President Xi Jinping promised today to cut China’s auto tariffs and improve intellectual property protection in possible concessions aimed at defusing a worsening dispute with Washington over trade and technology that investors worry could set back the global economic ...

Ex-spy’s daughter released from British hospital

LONDON (AP) — A British health official said today that Yulia Skripal, who was targeted along with her father in a nerve agent attack in England, has been discharged from hospital. “This is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone,” said Dr. Christine ...

80 dead from tainted liquor

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say more people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor, raising the toll to nearly 80 this month and highlighting how attempts to curb legal alcohol appear to have tragically backfired. West Java police spokesman Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko ...

Trump fumes at Mueller probe after raid on attorney

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has lashed out against special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, branding it “an attack on our country” and exhibiting mounting concern about the yearlong probe after federal authorities raided the offices of his personal ...

Deal aimed at helping Flint kids exposed to lead

DETROIT — Thousands of children who were exposed to lead in Flint’s drinking water would get access to more health screenings and education services under a deal announced Monday. Families will be encouraged to get kids signed up on a registry, which will lead to tests and screenings to ...

Man charged with shooting girl

DETROIT (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with the shooting of a 3-year-old girl outside a Detroit gas station. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Exel Taylor was expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon on three counts of assault with intent to murder and ...

‘Most endangered’ river named

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An environmental organization identified today a tributary of the Mississippi River as the nation’s most endangered river of 2018 as a decades-old flood drainage plan has reincarnated. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to curb flooding in Mississippi’s delta ...

National Guard members start arriving at US-Mexico border

HOUSTON (AP) — Some National Guard members have started arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border with more expected as federal government officials continue to discuss what they’ll do about illegal immigration. The Republican governors of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico on Monday committed 1,600 ...

Partnership News and Views

While you are familiar with the Lake Superior Community Partnership and our economic development efforts in Marquette County, you may not realize that there are similar organizations across the Upper Peninsula that serve the same purpose in their communities. You may surmise that we fight for ...

China vows to fight US ‘at any cost’ as trade spat worsens

WASHINGTON — China vowed today to fight the U.S. “at any cost” after President Donald Trump proposed slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods in an escalating trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. Trump’s surprise move Thursday to instruct ...

Ex-S. Korean leader Park gets 24-year prison term

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison today, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. The ...

A look at the fallout from sports doctor scandal

Numerous people have been fired or forced out of jobs in the wake of the scandal involving once-renowned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who is serving decades in prison for molesting athletes and for child pornography crimes. Nassar worked for both Michigan State University and USA ...

Admirers mourn King, pledge to carry on unfinished work

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fifty years after a shot rang out in Memphis, killing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., freedom rang from the balcony of the Lorraine Motel as a bell tolled 39 times to mark a life cut short by racism. King died among the most hated men in America, but Wednesday, admirers ...

Ex-Ford employee awarded nearly $17 million in discrimination suit

DETROIT (AP) — A jury has awarded nearly $17 million to a former Ford engineer who sued the automaker for discrimination because he says two supervisors repeatedly berated and criticized him for his Arab background and accent. On March 28, a federal jury in Michigan ruled that Faisal Khalaf ...