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Discussion on race set

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit’s Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity office is partnering with the owners of a downtown tavern and a Detroit resident on a discussion about racial issues. The city says “Let’s Talk About Race” will be held Thursday at the Checker Bar. It ...

Man charged in synagogue damage

Michigan News

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man faces allegations he conspired to carry out spray paint vandalism attacks two months ago against synagogues in Michigan and Wisconsin. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported 18-year-old Richard Tobin allegedly recruited people on a neo-Nazi social ...

Hunter wounds brother

Michigan News

SARANAC, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff’s department says a hunter was badly wounded in western Michigan when he was accidentally shot by his brother. The shooting happened Saturday in a rural area near the Ionia County village of Saranac. Officials say the 28-year-old Lowell man was taken by ...

In the St. Nick of time

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — One of the most anticipated moments for children each holiday season is visiting Santa. For residents of Ishpeming and surrounding communities, stopping by Santa’s Workshop between Black Friday and Christmas has become a tradition throughout the years. Unfortunately in ...

Stocking surprises

Local

MARQUETTE — The table filled with goodies at Messiah Lutheran Church on Thursday had some essentials, such as tissues and lotion, but also “luxuries” such as bath salts and chocolates. After all, a woman needs both. The Marquette Area Mothers of Preschoolers on “donation ...

Nessel unveils plan to crack down on illegal robocalls

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general plans a crackdown on illegal robocalls. Dana Nessel on Friday announced a dozen initiatives aimed at putting a halt to the calls, many of which she says are scams. Her office plans to educate residents so they can protect themselves, step up ...

Celebrating 4 decades of sisterhood

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Over the past four decades, the sister cities of Marquette and Higashiomi, Japan, have shared an enduring relationship, exchanging people, ideas and culture. A delegation of 10 Marquette residents recently returned from their trip to Higashiomi, where they engaged with the ...

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 ...

Energy summit looks at propane pricing

Region

By JORDAN BECK Escanaba Daily Press ESCANABA — Propane pricing, energy consumer protection and other topics were discussed by members of the U.P. Energy Task Force during a meeting in Escanaba Wednesday at Bay College. The task force was created by an executive order signed by ...

A teacher’s pet?

Community

Dear Readers: The school year is well underway, and everyone has settled into a routine. How about adding to the learning environment? Experts agree: A PET IN THE CLASSROOM can elevate children’s learning and understanding of the world around them. Pets help students learn math (their ...

Court denies ex-Detroit mayor’s motion to get out of prison

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has denied ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s latest effort to get out of prison. The order was filed Friday on Kilpatrick’s motion arguing, among other things, that U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds was biased and should have ...

Company to offer Yoopers samples

Local

MARQUETTE — The Mining Journal on Friday ran a story on the toilet spray company Poo-Pourri leaving out the Upper Peninsula on a map that recently was aired on the Today show. The company issued an updated statement that might please a few Yoopers. “We want to show our appreciation to ...

Remembering veterans

Region

Members of the Amvets Post 123 Honor Guard honor veterans with a 21-gun salute during a Veterans Day military memorial service at the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells Monday. (Photo by Jordan Beck, Escanaba Daily Press)

Unable to forgive and forget in grief

Community

Dear Annie: My daughter recently passed from complications of myasthenia gravis. She died unexpectedly one evening after she stopped breathing during an MG crisis. Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are responsible ...

Liberal PAC files 3rd challenge to Michigan election laws

Michigan News

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING  The state of Michigan has adopted laws and policies that overly restrict new voting rights included in a voter-passed constitutional amendment, a liberal group alleged in a lawsuit Friday. The suit, brought in state court, is the third filed by ...

Break-in: Suspect broke into Aspirus Monday

Region

By GARRETT NEESE Houghton Daily Mining Gazette HOUGHTON —Houghton police are looking for the suspect in a Monday morning break-in at the Aspirus Houghton clinic. Officers were dispatched for an alarm at the clinic on Cedar Street at 3:15 a.m., according to a release from the ...

Kratom is not a very safe choice for treating anxiety

Community

DEAR DR. ROACH: With the current popularity of CBD and hemp products, I wonder your thoughts on Kratom, another plant-derived product. It is sold nearby. Is it an effective way to treat anxiety? — D.H.A. ANSWER: Kratom is an herb (Mitragyna speciosa) often used as treatment for opioid ...

Firms win key ruling in lawsuit

Michigan News

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge has dismissed much of a civil lawsuit filed against engineering companies that were hired by Flint, Michigan, during its disastrous water switch in 2014. The attorney generalís office has argued that Veolia North America and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam have ...