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Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Front Page News

By Associated Press Staff WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling ...

Playing it safe

Front Page News

This statue isn’t taking any chances with the coronavirus. The statue, which also seems to be socially distancing well, is located at Medical Acne & Skin Care at the corner of Ridge and Third streets in Marquette. (Journal photo by Christie Bleck)

Protecting those who protect the community

Local

MARQUETTE — Residents of the Marquette County community have rallied around its health care workers in the wake of a predicted shortage of personal protective equipment to create cotton masks that can be worn by the people on the front lines of the COVID-19 virus epidemic. Residents and ...

Second positive COVID-19 case confirmed in Marquette County

Local

The Marquette County Health Department announced the county's second confirmed positive case for COVID-19. Today the health department became aware of a positive case through commercial laboratory testing. It will notify people who have been identified as close contacts. They will be assessed ...

Help at a time of need

Region

Mo waves the next vehicle forward as teachers and administration from the Escanaba Area Public Schools wait to place boxes in vehicles with breakfast and lunch items, some of which can be seen at left. Superintendent Coby Fletcher said several thousand meals, 850 boxes, were recently packed ...

Water shutoffs in sharp focus amid coronavirus outbreak

Michigan News

By KAT STAFFORD Associated Press DETROIT — The advice is simple and universal: Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But for millions of people across the country, that’s not simple at all: They lack running ...

Police Log

Local

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information is collected from Marquette City Police Department dispatch log books recorded at the time the calls were received. The incidents reported may have proven to be unfounded once police investigated. Some log entries may be edited or omitted due to space ...

Pedestrian bridge falls onto freeway

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A truck collided with a pedestrian bridge early Friday in Detroit, sending a portion of the span onto a freeway and blocking traffic along part of the heavily traveled thoroughfare, authorities said. No one was injured in the collapse onto westbound Interstate 94, Lt. Mike ...

Marquette area adapting to COVID-19 era

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The community still is innovating as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Marquette Downtown Development Authority announced the launch of Digital Downtown Marquette, an online page dedicated to information on the status of downtown businesses during the stay-at-home ...

Virtual events still possible via Marquette365

Local

MARQUETTE — The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Division invites people to use the Marquette365 community calendar to upload and share virtual and online events going on as a way to adhere to the stay-at-home executive order in the state. The division also added an “Online and ...

DCH hospital outlines steps being taken to prepare for COVID-19

Region

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has detailed how it has prepared to handle an outbreak of COVID-19 should one develop in the region. While Dickinson County has yet to report a case of the coronavirus that led Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday to order residents ...

Volunteer opportunities

Community

Once the coronavirus situation is resolved, there will be 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 calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

Given the Governor’s directive that we stay home and stay safe, many of us have time on our hands. Why not take some of that time to read? Here are some new science fiction selections to consider: The world in “Gamechanger” by L.X. Beckett has suffered through dramatic climate change, ...

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; ...

Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators

Front Page News

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT — President Donald Trump issued an order Friday that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act. Trump said negotiations with General Motors had been productive, “but our fight ...

Vital meals help Holocaust survivors amid virus outbreak

Community

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn caterer Israel Frischman is continuing to prepare dozens of meals for elderly Holocaust survivors even though the Jewish community center that provides them owes him money. The Nachas Health and Family Network in Brooklyn has been forced to suspend its counseling ...

Avoiding healthy choices could derail relationship

Community

Dear Abby: I’ve had an 18-year-old girlfriend for six months (I’m 24). She’s a sweet girl who’s caring, thoughtful and respectful. Every day typically goes well, and we never argue about anything — except for when it comes to her health. She is terrified of dentists and doctors. I ...

Misconduct, abuse by caregivers needs to be reported

Community

Dear Annie: I am a senior woman. Recently, my husband, our adult son and my caregiver have been bullying me. It began when I witnessed inappropriate behavior between the caregiver and my husband. When I confronted my husband about it, he denied the obvious transgressions and instead verbally ...