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Flavored Vape Ban Still In Place

Michigan’s ban on the sale of flavored nicotine-based vaping products remains in place, after two days of court hearings in Detroit. Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stevens declined to issue an immediate ruling in a case brought by 906 Vapor owner Mark Slis of Houghton. Stevens will take some time …

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Illinois Man Arrested After Car Crash/Fire

A 21-year-old Illinois man escaped injury when his car missed a turn, skidded off Canal Road, landed in a ditch and caught fire. Houghton County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene near the Firehall Road intersection just after 12:00 this morning. The driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated, …

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FinnU Soccer Falls – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School In high school volleyball last night, Baraga swept Dollar Bay-Tamarack City 3-0 (25-15, 27-25, 27-25). In volleyball tonight… – Calumet travels to Gwinn. – Houghton entertains Lake Linden-Hubbell. – Hancock visits L’Anse. – Chassell hosts Wakefield-Marenisco. – Ontonagon journeys to Watersmeet. In cross country today… – Calumet, Hancock …

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Cambensy Pushes to Restore Isolated Schools Funding

Action continues in the state House of Representatives to try to restore funding to some of the programs recently cut by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Democratic Representative Sara Cambensy has introduced legislation to bring back $7 million for rural schools. Most of that goes to five, tiny isolated districts. None of …

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Houghton Council to Address Seaplane Rezoning

The Houghton City Council will revisit a request to rezone a parcel of property on Canal Road to accommodate the Isle Royale seaplane business tonight. The council was set to consider the zoning a month ago, but the attorney for seaplane operator Jon Rector submitted a lengthy memorandum addressing the …

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Hancock Reconsiders Marijuana Opt-Out

Hancock could move a step closer to allowing potential sale of marijuana for recreational use tonight. At a special meeting, members of the city council will consider the introduction of an ordinance that would rescind their earlier opt-out from the state marijuana system. No ordinance allowing or regulating sale within …

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Parade of Nations Winners Announced

Winners from the Parade of Nations float competition and the “I Love Parade of Nations” contest have been announced. The Indian Students’ Association float took first place, followed by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the Chinese Students and Scholars at Michigan Tech. Brogan Dunstan won the $500 prize in …

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KNA Raffle Deadline Near

Time is ticking down in this year’s Keweenaw Natural Areas fundraising raffle. The winner gets a 2019 Subaru CrossTrek, along with enough cash to cover the sales tax, license, and income tax obligation. There are several cash runner-up prizes. 200 tickets remain out of the original pool of 1,000. They …

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Markkanen Moves to Restore Hospital Funding

State Representative Greg Markkanen has introduced a plan to restore funding for critical access hospitals that was axed from this year’s budget by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The money supports 35 hospitals in rural areas where alternate care may be many miles away. On Monday’s Morning Coffee program on KBear 102.3, …

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Small Raises for Non-Union CLK Employees

Non-union hourly and salaried employees of the CLK School District will receive a modest raise this year. At last night’s meeting, the Board of Education approved a 1.25 percent increase. The Board also appointed Philip Halonen to fill out an unexpired term, and named Jason Wickstrom as vice-president. Amy Gonigam …

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