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Healthy Michigan Work Requirement Struck Down

A federal judge has overturned Michigan’s requirement that some participants in the expanded Medicare program work a certain number of hours a month. The requirement took effect January 1st. It included exemptions for those in poor health, many mothers, and others who were primary caregivers. It applied only to those …

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Houghton Community Broadcasting Earns MAB Awards

Houghton Community Broadcasting has been honored with a half-dozen awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. At the Great Lakes Media Show in Lansing last night, radio station 97.7 The Wolf won Small Market Excellence in Broadcasting Awards for Best Newscast, and Best Use of New Media for coverage of …

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Calumet Advances to Hockey Quarterfinals

High School Calumet earned a berth in the state high school hockey tournament quarterfinals, with a 5-1 victory over Houghton last night. The Copper Kings spotted the Gremlins an early Niko Rajala goal, the scored five straight to claim the regional title. Alex Mattila had two goals and two assists for …

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Poll Shows Biden Leading Sanders in Michigan

In the wake of his victories in the Super Tuesday primaries yesterday, a new poll shows Joe Biden with a significant lead over Bernie Sanders in Michigan. The survey performed by the Glengariff Group for WDIV television and the Detroit News was taken before yesterday’s elections, and before several candidates …

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Peters Suggests Dedicated Federal COVID-19 Website

Michigan U.S. Senator Gary Peters thinks the federal government should create a centralized website for coronavirus information. That information is now being housed on the Centers for Disease Control website. Peters sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, who is coordinating the federal response, suggesting that “coronavirus.gov” would be …

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State Establishes COVID-19 Task Forces

The State of Michigan is setting up four task forces to address the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. While no cases have yet been confirmed in Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said the virus has the potential to impact nearly every aspect of our lives. The task forces include: – The COVID-19 …

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