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NASA nixes 1st all-female spacewalk due to suit-sizing issue

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has nixed the first all-female spacewalk over a spacesuit sizing issue. Astronaut Anne McClain was supposed to float out of the International Space Station this Friday with newly arrived Christina Koch, to replace old batteries. But McClain pulled herself from ...

Pot legalization politics isn’t just red vs. blue

NEW YORK (AP) — To anyone who figured the path of legalizing recreational marijuana use ran along blue state-red state lines, a sudden setback for pot advocates in New Jersey may show the issue isn’t so black-and-white. Leaders in solidly-blue New Jersey are vowing it will still become ...

Detroit Pistons assign pair of players to Grand Rapids of G League

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have assigned Khyri Thomas and Svi Mykhailiuk to Grand Rapids, the team’s G League affiliate. Mykhailiuk was acquired from the Lakers on Feb. 6 in the deal that sent Reggie Bullock to Los Angeles. He has played in three games with the Pistons and ...

Musher’s journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A young Pete Kaiser had the drive to learn about racing sled dogs and the family and community to support his passion. Years later, he won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Growing up, Kaiser had plenty of sled dogs to choose from at his parents’ kennel in Bethel, a ...

Sully gets a new assignment

Sully, the service dog who symbolized devotion lying by former President George H.W. Bush’s flag-draped casket, has a new mission. The 2-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever on Wednesday joined Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s dog program to help wounded veterans. Sully offered ...

Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

MILAN — Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala made a rare fashion week appearance, sitting in the front row of Dolce & Gabbana on Sunday. The mayor’s presence had the hallmark of an institutional show of support after the designers were forced to cancel a Shanghai show following comments by one ...

What’s clean meat?

NES ZIONA, Israel — Several Israeli start-ups have joined a handful of companies around the globe trying to develop lab-grown meat, something they see as a solution to the needs of the world’s ever-growing population and burgeoning demand for food. The product has been known under ...

Make a difference

MARQUETTE — Anytime Fitness of Marquette is teaming up with Camp Star to help children of the community understand grief while getting fit. No membership is needed to participate and donate to the cause, but discounted membership prices are available if you donate a water bottle the gym is ...

Gov. Whitmer’s chief strategist visits NMU

MARQUETTE — The challenges facing Michigan’s new governor, Gretchen Whitmer, are the ones facing her staff, one of whom is a Northern Michigan University alumnus and Champion native. Mark Burton, a 1999 NMU public administration graduate and chief strategist for Whitmer, spoke at the ...

Marquette closes parks for weather

MARQUETTE — Effective immediately, Presque Isle Park and Tourist Park in Marquette are temporarily closed due to poor weather conditions, according to an announcement from the Marquette Public Works Department. Both sites will reopen once the areas are cleaned up and safe for residents, the ...

Watergate in full: Epic documentary shows at Berlin fest

BERLIN — Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never “properly been done.” The result was a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span, clocking in at more than four hours. The director of financial crisis documentary “Inside Job,” which won ...

Westwood Mall sold

MARQUETTE — The Westwood Mall property in Marquette Township has been sold. Marquette Township Planning and Zoning Administrator Jason McCarthy confirmed the that the majority of the 30-acre property was sold to two different developers. The Kohan Retail Investment Group out of Great Neck, ...

‘The resurgence of Empire’

MARQUETTE — Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. CEO Lourenco Goncalves said today that the company is close to announcing the reopening of the Empire Mine in Richmond Township. His comments came during Cliffs’ 2018 Fourth-Quarter and Full-year Earning Conference Call, accessible as a webcast on the ...

Incredible Stories

MARQUETTE — Many people of note have lived and worked in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula — and over 40 of these individuals are discussed in local author Sonny Longtine’s book “U.P. People: Incredible Stories about Incredible People.” Attendees of a Northern Center for Lifelong ...

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Elks fish fry Friday MARQUETTE — Marquette Elks Lodge 405 Fish Fry is from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday. The public is welcome. Chef Jeff will make to order whitefish, baked or fried with a choice of lemon pepper, cajun, ragin cajun spices or plain. Shrimp and beer battered cod round out the seafood ...

USPS suspends delivery

MARQUETTE — The U.S. Postal Service has suspended delivery for today due to the ice storm. Retail operations, including the Marquette post office located at 202 W. Washington St., will remain open.

Men’s Day of Reflection on Feb. 9

MARQUETTE — Following up on last year’s event that brought nearly 50 men together, St. Michael Catholic Parish of Marquette will again host a Men’s Day of Reflection on Feb. 9. All men from across the Upper Peninsula, regardless of religious affiliation, are invited to attend and ...

Excelsior! Remembering the amazing, marvelous life of Stan Lee

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Army bugler played a mournful “Taps” at a Hollywood memorial for Stan Lee, and military bagpipers sent a solemn “Amazing Grace” into the air. Standing respectfully around them was another group in its own impeccable uniforms: Lee fans dressed as Black Panther, ...