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Vets health care woes

July 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem — multiple, in fact. It can’t count how many veterans died while waiting to sign up for health care. more »»

Port Huron to Mackinac sailboat race underway

July 19, 2015 PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The annual sailboat race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island has begun its 91st running. The Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race started Saturday, with about 250 teams entered. more »»

Tabloid publishing queen’s Nazi salute angers royal family

July 19, 2015 LONDON — Buckingham Palace expressed its disappointment Saturday with a tabloid newspaper for publishing images of a young Queen Elizabeth II performing a Nazi salute with her family in 1933, the... more »»

Obama, daughters enjoy trip to New York

July 19, 2015 NEW YORK — It’s inevitable: At some point, teenage kids just aren’t that into their parents anymor. more »»

Donating a piece of history

July 18, 2015 NEGAUNEE — The Michigan Iron Industry Museum is an appropriate place for a vintage Model T, with one of its historians, Barry James, saying the car’s a good fit for its “iron, steel and automobile”... more »»

Man sent to prison for home invasion

July 18, 2015 MARQUETTE — A Marquette man was sentenced to 29 months to 15 years in prison Friday in Marquette County Circuit Court to home invasion without the owner’s permission. more »»

Hiawatha Music Festival underway

July 18, 2015 At left, the group Polyphony Marimba kicks off the music Friday evening at the 37th annual Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival held at Marquette's Tourist Park. more »»

US ecomony bucking the world trend

July 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Chinese stock market is experiencing a terrifying freefall, and Greece is teetering on the brink of financial collapse. more »»

Obama hosts oldest US veteran

July 18, 2015 WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama opened the Oval Office to a 110-year-old Detroit woman believed to be the nation’s oldest vetera. more »»


July 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — Wetland conservation easements, trust fund acquisition grants, holdout properties and environmental contamination are all pieces of the puzzle in the Clark Lambros Beach Park being... more »»

Infant torture defendant bound over to circuit court

July 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — A West Branch Township man accused of severely injuring a 3-month-old infant was bound over to circuit court Thursday. more »»

Allman waives prelim exam in armed robbery case

July 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — Ryan Allman, 33, of Negaunee waived his preliminary examination Thursday in Marquette County District Court on a charge of armed robbery and was bound over to circuit court. more »»

Skeleton of moose found in city park

July 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will examine moose bones, which were discovered Thursday at Shiras Park near Picnic Rocks. more »»

U.P. judgeships may be eliminated

July 17, 2015 LANSING (AP) — The agency that oversees Michigan’s court system urged lawmakers Thursday to eliminate nine judicial posts around the state and add three in suburban Detroit. more »»

Historical TOUR

July 16, 2015 Carrie Watson Rankin, played by Rosemary Michelin, stands outside the cottage that inspired Watson Rankin’s classic novel, “Dandelion Cottage,” as a part of the Marquette Regional History Center’s... more »»

Vets better connected to benefits

July 16, 2015 LANSING — Veterans in the Upper Peninsula will have easier access to emergency assistance, federal benefits claims and other state and local services, thanks to a new program designed to assist thos... more »»

Audit ‘good news’ for Ishpeming

July 16, 2015 ISHPEMING — The city of Ishpeming still is facing financial challenges, but the most recent audit shows a good trend, said City Manager Mark Slown. more »»

Dems push tax hike as part of road-repair initiative

July 16, 2015 LANSING — Democrats proposed a $530 million business tax hike as part of a road-repair plan announced this week, while House Republicans huddled privately for the first time to consider a... more »»

12-year sentence for priest in child porn case

July 16, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — A Catholic priest who taught years ago at a Detroit high school was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Tuesday for transporting child pornography. more »»

North Third Street parking restrictions lifted

July 15, 2015 MARQUETTE — After hearing concerns from local business owners, the Marquette City Commission voted Monday to approve lifting parking requirements for certain establishments along Third Street. more »»



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