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State budget approved: Lawmakers OK $62.7B package

LANSING — Michigan lawmakers on Wednesday swiftly passed a $62.7 billion budget that would keep spending flat thanks to a federal rescue and avoid major cuts that had been feared due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan plan was unveiled in the morning and won final approval by ...

MI Healthy Climate Plan announced: Sets goal of carbon neutrality by 2050

LANSING — The MI Healthy Climate Plan was created Wednesday with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signing Executive Order 2020-182 and Executive Directive 2020-10, according to an announcement from the governor’s office. The governor’s “comprehensive plan will protect Michiganders’ public ...

Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect ...

PWPL to open doors: Express walk-in services available starting Monday

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library in Marquette will be open for express walk-in services starting on Monday. Express walk-in hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The building has been closed to the public since ...

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus tops 200,000 Tuesday

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher, eight ...

LOOKING AHEAD: U.P. Honor Flight organizers schedule Mission XVIII for 2021

MARQUETTE — Mission XVIII of the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight was originally slated for May 20. However, the COVID-19 pandemic led to it being rescheduled for today. But with the pandemic continuing, Mission XVIII was rescheduled again. The 18th U.P. Honor Flight is set to take place on ...

MSP asks for help locating missing Saginaw County man

SAGINAW — The Michigan State Police are seeking assistance in locating a downstate man who has been missing since Thursday. Karl Adam Marker, 87, left his Kochville Township residence around 8 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release issued Monday by the Michigan State Police. He was ...

Paws & plans: New vet clinic set to open along Lakeshore Boulevard this fall

MARQUETTE — Local veterinarian Dr. Tracy Nyberg and her family on Thursday revealed opening plans for Stuga North Veterinary Care, a full-service small animal veterinary clinic scheduled to open in late October. “We are grateful and thrilled for the opportunity to provide quality ...

Ginsburg to be honored with statue

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. A legal trailblazer and champion of women’s ...

DAMAGE DONE: Vandalism reported at Suicide Bowl complex

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming Ski Club is asking the public to provide information on a recent spate of “serious vandalism” at its facilities in western Marquette County, officials say. ISC head ski jump coach Gary Rasmussen said he noticed early last week that one of the club’s picnic ...

Local jury trials to resume with COVID-19 precautions in place

MARQUETTE — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way justice has been administered across the United States since March. Even locally, the need to remain socially distant in order to reduce the spread of the virus meant an abrupt cessation of jury trials and a drastic change in how trial ...