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Detroit automakers take big steps in annual quality survey

Michigan News

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit-area automakers made their strongest showing ever in an annual survey of vehicle quality, as once-dominant Japanese brands faded. The annual survey by J.D. Power also found that luxury brands performed below the industry average, often because they come equipped with ...

3 charged after medical examiner rules teen’s death homicide

Michigan News

KALAMAZOO (AP) — Three staff members of a Michigan youth center have been charged in the death of a Black teenager who died while being restrained after throwing a sandwich, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting announced Wednesday. Cornelius Fredericks, 16, died May 1, two days after ...

India to survey 29 million New Delhi residents

Coronavirus

NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it will carry out a massive survey for the coronavirus targeting the entire population in New Delhi of 29 million. Officials will go each household to record each resident’s health details, and administer a test for the virus to those who show or report ...

2 Koreas mark war anniversary after pause in rising tensions

Coronavirus

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea today marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War with largely subdued commemorations amid the coronavirus pandemic, a day after the North abruptly halted a pressure campaign against the South. South Korea issued a joint ...

Vote to extend Putin’s rule faces little protest in Russia

Coronavirus

MOSCOW (AP) — They’ve offered prizes ranging from gift certificates to cars and apartments. They’ve put up billboards and enlisted celebrities to urge a “yes” vote. They’ve encouraged state-run businesses like hospitals and schools to pressure employees to register at the ...

Qantas cuts 6,000 jobs

Coronavirus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Qantas plans to cut at least 6,000 jobs and keep 15,000 more workers on extended furloughs as Australia's largest airline tries to survive the coronavirus pandemic. Qantas announced a plan today to reduce costs by billions of dollars and raise fresh capital. ...

Library services contract mulled

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — A library contract and the corresponding millage renewal were hot topics during the West Branch Township Board meeting on Monday. Members of the board declined to consider entering into a new library services contract with Peter White Public Library during the meeting on the ...

Redmen/Redette debate unresolved

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — People who want a resolution to the long-simmering Redmen/Redette debate will have to wait a little longer. Earlier this year, the Marquette Area Public Schools Board of Education voted to retire the Native American chief logo and formally adopt the letter M as its logo, ...

Online voter guide website prepares

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — Brushing up on candidates and ballot proposals is highly recommended with the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election and now there is a website that helps prepare voters for elections. The League of Women Voters of Marquette County is urging voters to prepare for election season by ...

Khaldun calls for COVID-19 changes

Front Page News

MARQUETTE — In testimony delivered remotely on Tuesday to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, highlighted the ongoing threat posed by ...

U.P. blessed with waterfalls

Local

“We are all naturally seekers of wonders. We travel far to see the majesty of old ruins, the venerable forms of the hoary mountains, great waterfalls, and galleries of art. And yet the world’s wonder is all around us; the wonder of setting suns, and evening stars, of the magic spring-time, ...

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 ...

WNMU to switch frequencies

Local

MARQUETTE — Viewers who rely on an indoor or outdoor antenna to watch WNMU-TV will need to rescan their televisions to continue receiving the signal. The station will switch frequencies at 11 a.m. July 1 as required by the Federal Communications Commission so that its original channel can ...

Ziegner to perform via Zoom

Local

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites music lovers to the continuing virtual series, Musical Interludes, from 7-8 p.m. Monday, June 29. In this series, local musicians will talk about their musical backgrounds and experiences before giving a short performance via Zoom. The ...

Schoolcraft courthouse under lockdown today

Local

MANISTIQUE — Due to an “ongoing investigation and situation,” the Schoolcraft County Courthouse will be in lockdown and is closed today, according to an announcement from Schoolcraft County Board Chairman Craig Reiter on Schoolcraft County’s webpage. Officials with the Manistique ...

Two Books Two Communities announces 2020 selections

Community

MARQUETTE — The Two Books Two Communities program, a partnership between Northern Michigan University and the Marquette and Alger County communities, has chosen “The Women of the Copper Country” and “To the Copper Country” as the books for the 2020 community read. “The Women of ...

Dear Annie: Unwanted clutter

Community

Dear Annie: My parents and my in-laws have a habit of cleaning out their houses by bringing their unwanted things to my house. When we first moved in together, my husband and I thought they were trying to help by giving us things so we wouldn’t need to buy them, but it’s been over a ...

Republicans propose $1.3B plan to help schools reopen

Michigan News

LANSING (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature on Tuesday proposed a $1.3 billion plan to help K-12 schools reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, saying districts should have flexibility to start when they want and to offer remote instruction as an alternative if ...

Artists paint Black Lives Matter murals in Battle Creek

Michigan News

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A festival in southwest Michigan has organized a Black Lives Matter mural project to ignite the community’s creative spirit in support of social justice. Color the Creek, Michigan’s First Street Art Festival since 2016, is an event in Battle Creek capped with ...

Michigan to resolve claims

Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan said it will soon resolve unemployment claims for about 11,800 people who filed before May. The Unemployment Insurance Agency said Tuesday its goal is to clear a backlog that resulted from the coronavirus pandemic and make a determination on older ...