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Houghton District Benefits from Schools of Choice

The Houghton-Portage Township School District continues to reap the benefits of Michigan’s School of Choice policy. Enrollment numbers for the 2016-2017 school year published by the MLive website show that 43 percent of students at the Houghton schools come from other districts. That’s one of the highest percentages in the …

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Marquette Nurses’ Strike Continues

The strike by nurses at the Upper Peninsula’s largest hospital has moved into its second day. Members of the Michigan Nurses Association want UP Health System-Marquette to resolve what they say are dangerously low staffing levels. The walkout is scheduled to end tomorrow morning at 7:00, but union bargainer Janie …

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Cooke to Head Fitness Effort

Lots of Keweenaw residents are out of shape, and William Cooke wants to change that. Cooke is the new Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Preventive and Community Health at Michigan Tech. His goal is to make the concept of diet and exercise less forbidding. “My catch phrase is ‘eat …

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Dianda Leads Anti-Opioid Caucus

As the opioid abuse epidemic worsens, the new State House Pharmacy Caucus met for the first time yesterday. Democratic State Representative Scott Dianda of Calumet is co-chair of the bipartisan group, sharing responsibilities with Republican Hank Vaupel from Fowlerville. Dianda says he’s looking forward to working with pharmacists to control …

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Volleyball Wins for Houghton, Calumet – Friday Sports Wrap

Click on the blue highlights for additional details. High School In high school volleyball last night… – Houghton swept Lake Linden-Hubbell 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-21). – Calumet defeated West Iron County 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 25-11). Lea Bjorn had 18 kills, and Amber Johnson had seven aces and 36 digs. – Hancock …

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MTU Celebrates Pride Week

Michigan Tech continues to celebrate Pride Week. Tonight, the Academy Award-winning best picture “Moonlight” will be shown at 8:30 and 10:30 in Fisher 135. “Moonlight” is a film about sexuality and self discovery that chronicles the journey of an African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. …

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Nurses Strike in Marquette

Nurses are walking the picket lines at the Upper Peninsula’s largest hospital. Negotiators for the Michigan Nurses Association and UP Health System-Marquette failed to reach an agreement yesterday in their six-month-old dispute over staffing levels. The 48-hour walkout is scheduled to last until 7:00 Saturday morning. Hospital officials say they’ve …

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New Keweenaw Trail Opens Today

Keweenaw County’s newest mountain bike trail will open this afternoon. Officials from the Copper Harbor Trails Club and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will cut the ribbon on the path from Mud Lake past Horseshoe Harbor to High Rock Bay scenic point at 2:00. The six-mile stretch completes the …

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Carnegie Plans “Night at the Museum”

The Carnegie Museum will hold its biggest annual membership event Saturday evening. Doors for the “Night at the Museum” will be open from 5:00 until 8:00. Musical performers will include the Backroom Boys, the PasiCats, and Seth Helman. Brats will be served, along with samples of locally-produced beer and mead. …

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