Elections

Cambensy victorious in close contest

MARQUETTE — Sara Cambensy is the Democratic contender for the 109th District of the Michigan House of Representatives after getting the most votes in a close special primary election Tuesday. “It’s a very humbling feeling to know that I was the top vote-getter, and that I get the chance ...

Flint OKs plan to update city’s 43-year-old charter

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint voters have approved updating the city’s 43-year-old charter with changes including stronger ethics standards and a requirement to create a water bill assistance plan. The Flint Journal reports preliminary results showed the proposed charter was approved, with ...

4 BLP candidates move on to general election

MARQUETTE — Four candidates running for two open seats on the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s Board of Directors are progressing to the November election after Tuesday’s primary. Seeking re-election, current board Chairman Tom Tourville won the most votes at 1,611 votes; Edward ...

Marquette County voters OK millage renewals

MARQUETTE — Various millage renewals for Marquette County passed across the board during Tuesday’s election. Ely Township had two proposals on the ballot. The proposal seeking a millage renewal and increase from 1.9701 mills to 2 mills for 2018-22 for general operating purposes passed ...

6 progress after Marquette City Commission primary

MARQUETTE — The winning candidates in Tuesday’s primary election for the Marquette City Commission are sitting Mayor Pro-Tem Tom Baldini and Commissioner Peter Frazier, and challengers Justin Brugman, Tony Ghiringhelli, Jermey Ottaway and Fred Stonehouse. Seven candidates ran, vying for ...

Alger County voters support majority of proposals

MUNISING — Munising voters during Tuesday’s primary election rejected regulations aimed at prohibiting tobacco use at outdoor city-owned or leased property. The proposal failed by a vote of 133 to 107. Voter turnout in Alger County was about 16.5 percent, with 1,183 of the 7,180 ...

Voters to decide $4.2M library bond

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library will ask voters Tuesday whether to approve a $4.2 million bond for capital improvements, most significantly to repair a structural crack that runs from the original building’s foundation through the facade and roof. The millage of about .48 mill ...

Voters to choose city commission candidates

MARQUETTE — Seven candidates are vying for three open seats on the Marquette City Commission, and soon the field will be narrowed to six. The top six vote-getters in Tuesday’s primary election will progress to the general election Nov. 7. Three seats are opening up, belonging to Mayor Pro ...

Fire millage: Ishpeming seeks voter approval to upgrade aging firetruck

ISHPEMING — The City of Ishpeming will ask voters for permission to replace the 22-year-old pumper firetruck in its fleet with a new ladder firetruck on Tuesday. The city is seeking a fire equipment millage not to exceed .90 mill to purchase the truck using general obligation unlimited ...

Alger County voters to consider ordinance, millages

MUNISING — An ordinance to prohibit tobacco use at outdoor city-owned or leased property is on the Aug. 8 primary ballot for Munising voters, while several millage proposals are also on the ballot for other Alger County electors. Munising city officials said the proposal was the result of ...

BLP primary to narrow field

MARQUETTE — Five nonpartisan candidates are running for two open seats on the Marquette Board of Light and Power’s Board of Directors. The four highest vote-getters in Tuesday’s primary will progress to the Nov. 7 election. The BLP board has five elected members each serving three-year ...

Democrats compete for 109th District

MARQUETTE — Four Democratic candidates are squaring off in the Aug. 8 primary election hoping to occupy the Michigan House seat vacated by the late Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette. The winner of the primary will go on to face Republican challenger Rich Rossway. The top vote-getter in the ...

Township millage renewals to be on ballot

MARQUETTE — Various millage renewals for Marquette County will be on the Aug. 8 ballot. Forsyth Township voters will have the opportunity to vote on two. One is the renewal millage for police operations, which is 1 mill — $1 per $1,000 of taxable property value — for six years beginning ...