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City won’t honor FOIA

April 14, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette City Commission on Monday unanimously upheld city officials’ decision to deny a Freedom of Information Act request made for the disclosure of City Manager Bill Vajda’s... more »»

Fire destroys residence in Schoolcraft County

April 14, 2015 MANISTIQUE — Fire officials in Manistique were continuing today to investigate the cause of a blaze that destroyed a two-story home along U.S. 2 in Manistique Township Monday afternoon. more »»

Ex-guards sentenced for Iraq shootings plan appeal

April 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting... more »»

Michigan criticized in new report on child welfare changes

April 14, 2015 DETROIT — A new computer system that is crucial to measuring improvements in Michigan’s child welfare programs remains a problem, frustrating state employees as well as families and agencies caring... more »»

ICE RESCUE

April 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — U.S. more »»

Killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

April 13, 2015 PHOENIX (AP) — A judge sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without the possibility of release on Monday, ending a nearly seven-year-old case that attracted worldwide attention... more »»

Vehicle crash on US 41 claims 1 life

April 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — A 25-year-old Skandia man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night in Chocolay Township. Duncan Ryan-Ross was pronounced dead at 11:26 p.m. more »»

Suspicious package is harmless

April 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — Officers with the Marquette City Police Department were sent to the Upper Harbor ore dock for a report of a suspicious package Saturday afternoo. more »»

Stricter drunken boating laws now in force

April 13, 2015 LANSING — People taking their boats out on Michigan waterways after a few drinks will be subject to stricter alcohol limits — and penalties if they’re over those limits — with a package of new laws... more »»

Local women’s advocate discusses Equal Pay Day

April 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — Pay inequity is not a woman’s issue, but a family and children’s issue, according to Karlyn Rapport, public policy representative for the Marquette branch of the American Association of... more »»

Colonial cannons from Detroit River help solve historical mysteries

April 13, 2015 LANSING — The latest research about six 19th century British cannons recovered from the Detroit River is shedding new light on colonial-era militarization of the Great Lakes region, from the Straits... more »»

Charting the course

April 12, 2015 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette recently released a draft of its 2015 Community Master Plan, a document that attempts to guide the city into the future. more »»

AP study finds costs of road tax proposal

April 12, 2015 LANSING — The state sales tax would go up a penny on the dollar. The gasoline tax would rise with inflation, likely more. The annual vehicle registration tax would be higher. more »»

Sunny final weekend of skiing enjoyed

April 12, 2015 Skiers and snowboarders take a break Saturday at Marquette Mountain Ski Area to enjoy the warm, sunny weather with some refreshments at the bottom of the hill as others rides the triple chairlift at... more »»

Founders Landing project reworked

April 11, 2015 MARQUETTE — Development at Founders Landing is expected to continue this year with the construction of the first phase of a 220-space private parking structur. more »»

State Rep. pushing Congress to oppose nuclear waste dump near Lake Huron

April 11, 2015 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan Re. more »»

Planners approve initial site plan for Sawyer hotel

April 11, 2015 MARQUETTE — Plans to redevelop a former Air Force dormitory into a three-story, 56-room hotel at K.I. Sawyer are moving forward. more »»

Group wants statewide vote on fracking ban

April 11, 2015 LANSING (AP) — A Michigan group is seeking to put a ban on horizontal hydraulic fracturing up for a statewide vote in November 2016. more »»

Storm hits region

April 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — Don’t put away those snow boots just yet. more »»

Tax loophole scrutinized: Legislative solution garners support locally

April 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — A legislative solution to close the “dark store” tax loophole, embraced statewide since 2010 by the Michigan Tax Tribunal, will not likely have retroactive impacts on appeals previously... more »»

 
 
 

 

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