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Hong Kong residents living with tear gas worry of effects

HONG KONG (AP) — By day, the small commercial kitchen in a Hong Kong industrial building produces snacks. At night, it turns into a secret laboratory assembling a kit for pro-democracy protesters seeking to detox after repeated exposure to tear gas. Volunteers seated around a kitchen island ...

Trump’s animal house

WASHINGTON — Say “Animal Farm,” and many literary Americans will think of George Orwell’s allegorical novella about farm animals rebelling against totalitarianism in post-revolution Russia. (More or less.) Most likely, they’ll also think of Donald Trump. For the past three years, ...

Agencies aim to work better together to help rural children

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In Cocke County, Tennessee, Kathy Holt is meeting with parents, day care providers and others to spread the word about what children need to know to be ready for kindergarten. The former educator is among a group of leaders in three Appalachian communities chosen to try a ...

Sands board OKs provisioning center

SANDS — The Sands Township Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a marijuana provisioning center at 300 M-553. The action followed the Sands Township Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve the center, which took place on Thursday after a public hearing on a request by Debra ...

Putting on the dog show

WASHINGTON — When you’re on your last leg, when your colleagues have turned tail, when the House of Representatives passes the rules under which you will almost certainly be impeached — you have to be creative. Thus, it came to pass that Donald Trump, the first president in 120 years ...

Phones down at city offices

MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette is currently experiencing technical issues related to its phone system. While the issues “are being resolved as quickly as possible,” phone lines are currently unavailable as of this morning, city officials said.

Gaboury-Mayer

ISHPEMING — Len and Dianne Gaboury of Ishpeming, and Matt and Sheri Mayer of Wausau, Wisconsin, would like to announce the engagement of their children, Jocelyn Dawn Gaboury to Evan Matthew Mayer. Jocelyn is a 2012 Ishpeming High School graduate. She graduated from Michigan Technological ...

Jennifer Lawrence marries art dealer Cooke Maroney

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got married recently in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with many Hollywood stars. The “Hunger Games” star tied the knot with New York art dealer Cooke Maroney on Saturday, Oct. 19 at a Newport, Rhode Island, ...

Canada elects Parliament in vote seen as threat to Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians are electing a new Parliament today after a tight election campaign that has raised the threat of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau being knocked from power after one term. The 47-year-old Trudeau channeled the star power of his father, the liberal icon and late Prime ...

YMCA of Marquette County now debt free

MARQUETTE - The YMCA of Marquette County is now debt free after a $1 million donation. At the YMCA's 25th Anniversary Stompin' Celebration, the facility was renamed the David and Thu Brule YMCA of Marquette County in honor of the donors. "Obviously this is a very exciting and extremely ...

Foul play suspected in death of Sawyer airman – 40 years ago

QUANTICO, Va. — Human remains discovered in 2017 in the woods near K.I. Sawyer have been identified as those of Sgt. Donald Rexroth, an airman assigned to K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base who disappeared 40 years ago. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations made the confirmation. Foul play ...

Man dies after Mackinac Bridge motorcycle crash

ST. IGNACE — A 57-year-old Macomb County man has passed away after a motorcycle crash on the Mackinac Bridge Tuesday night. Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post troopers were dispatched around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday to the scene of the crash, which involved a single motorcycle and its driver, ...

Body of hiker in U.P.’s Big Island Wilderness Area recovered

MKUNISING — A Sunday night search for a lost hiker in the Big Island Wilderness Area of the eastern Upper Peninsula turned into a somber recovery Monday morning, after conservation officers with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources located the man, deceased, apparently from an ...

Dedication ceremony held at Father Marquette school

Iris Katers talks to a crowd of students, parents, grandparents and community members gathered outside Father Marquette Catholic Academy in Marquette on Friday morning for a dedication ceremony. Father Glenn Theoret held a dedication and blessing of the Holy Rosary Garden, new statue of ...

Lakeshore Boulevard reopens

MARQUETTE — Effective immediately, Lakeshore Boulevard from Hawley Street to Wright Street in Marquette is open to through traffic, city officials confirmed.

Storm causes power outages

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Co. officials are reporting around 1,200 people without power in parts of western and southern Marquette County as the result of high winds. Brett French of UPPCO said strong winds contributed to the problem, knocking down trees. He said at least one broken ...

House explodes on Detroit’s eastside

DETROIT (AP) — Fire officials in Detroit are investigating the cause of a house explosion on the city’s eastside. The explosion collapsed the home Tuesday afternoon and an ensuing fire scorched at least one neighboring house. No injuries were reported. Officials were looking into a ...

Canvassers verify election results, Brumm to ask for recount

MARQUETTE — Results for the primary election were verified by the Marquette County Board of Canvassers around 3:30 p.m today, though Marquette City Commission candidate Margaret Brumm plans to challenge the count in her race, which saw her miss qualifying for the general election by about 20 ...

Latest election results here

Looking for the latest election results in Marquette Couunty? Check out https://www.co.marquette.mi.us/departments/county_clerk/election_results.php#.XUmxTCMwg6Y as the Marquette County Clerk's Office will start posting to that site just as soon as local precincts report. And then, in ...

Sawyer sewer project eyed

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Board of Commissioners will consider a recommendation to enter into a contract with GEI Consultants to complete a grant project that will improve the influent pumping system of the K.I. Sawyer Water/Wastewater Department to 6 p.m. today in the Henry A. Skewis ...