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Tax revenue projections unchanged

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration have reached a consensus on revised tax revenue projections that will be used as they work to enact the next state budget. They say revenue estimates for this fiscal year and the next budget year are ...

Man exonerated after 45 years will get $1.5M from Michigan

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man who spent 45 years in prison before he was exonerated of murder will receive $1.5 million from the state, the attorney general's office said Friday. Richard Phillips, 73, was exonerated in 2018, becoming the longest-serving U.S. inmate to be cleared. He's ...

Trash Talk

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Chocolay Township residents can expect significant changes on July 1 to the way their trash is collected. That’s when the current garbage-bag tag system will be replaced with a bag and cart system, similar to that used in the city of Marquette, and the cost per bag disposed ...

Offender Success program focus of recent forum

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Employment is a key component of the Offender Success program, which was the focus of a Friday regional forum at the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency. The mission of the Offender Success model is to reduce crime through services, supervision and ...

55 graduate from Ishpeming

Local

ISHPEMING — The following list of 55 seniors from Ishpeming High School was omitted from the graduation section published in Friday’s Mining Journal: Summer Honey Mist Argall, Braeden Scott Arsenault, Marcella Giavanna Bannister, Halee Michelle Bleau, Benjamin Robert Bruhnke, Alexis Faith ...

Obit omission

Community

Dear Annie: I am in my 80s and recently lost my beloved sister-in-law, who was 90. She married my brother when I was just a child, and we had been close ever since. Aside from the many things I did for her, I loved her dearly as she was the last of my ties to my brothers, who have all passed ...

Couple sentenced in trafficking case

Michigan News

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit couple has been sentenced after authorities say they hired out a woman with physical and mental disabilities for sex while forcing her to live in a shed. Forty-year-old Michael Welch and 32-year-old Misty George of Macomb Township were charged ...

New Michigan measles case is separate from outbreak

Michigan News

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Health officials are confirming a new measles case in Michigan that’s not related to an earlier outbreak in the southeastern portion of the state. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that it confirmed the case in St. Clair County, ...

Local briefing

Local

Cemetery cleanup rescheduled NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Cemetery cleanup event that was planned for today is pushed back one week to May 25 due to weather. Road weight restrictions lifted MARQUETTE — Weight restrictions are being lifted on all state roadways and several Marquette County ...

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; ...

Time running out for Readers’ Choice Award

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The clock is ticking to vote in The Mining Journal’s 14th annual Readers’ Choice Award. The online poll which gives the area’s favorite businesses the opportunity to market themselves as the best in the community closes Sunday at midnight. Readers are encouraged to ...

New at Peter White Public Library

Community

This year, the theme for the Summer Reading Program is A Universe of Stories. Sci-Fi fan or not, why not get with the program and try one of these new novels. Or consider coming to the Peter White Public Library’s book club, Klava Klub, which meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 ...

Looking for 100 Good Men

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — The Women’s Center in Marquette kicked off its annual 100 Good Men Campaign on Tuesday. Men have a crucial role to play in the movement to end violence against women and children, as well as other men, according to a press release from the Women’s Center. Through greater ...

Raising awareness

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — One in five adults in America will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime and 43.8 million adults experience mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In an effort to end the stigma surrounding mental illness, substance use ...

Many hands, light work

Front Page News

NEGAUNEE — In the Upper Peninsula, we wait with great anticipation for the winter snow to finally melt, but sometimes the spring thaw can show us evidence of how brutal U.P. winters can be. That’s why Negaunee Cemetery’s sexton Paige Yoho is asking residents to pick up a rake for a few ...

Mining bill passes House

Front Page News

LANSING — State Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, introduced House Bill 4227 in February to create the Committee on Michigan’s Mining Future, which would be responsible for making advisory legislative and policy recommendations to strengthen and develop sustainable mining practices in ...

Walking to save lives: Suicide prevention

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MARQUETTE — A suicide prevention walk will take place on Saturday in Gwinn to raise awareness toward the cause, honor the lives lost to suicide and those who were affected by it. The seventh annual P.S. I Love You Walk, hosted by the Gwinn Teen Clinic and Youth Advisory Council, will begin ...

States announce new suits over prescription opioids

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CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The company, ...