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“Raise the Age” Bill Heads to Governor

In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Michigan House and Senate have both overwhelmingly passed legislation that will raise the age at which defendants are treated as juveniles from 16 to 17. Michigan is one of only four states in the nation which has been lumping 17-year-olds in with adult …

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FinnU Soccer Teams Qualify for ACAA Tourneys

High School In high school volleyball last night… – Dollar Bay-Tamarack City v Chassell – no report. In volleyball action tonight… – Calumet visits Westwood. – Hancock welcomes Ishpeming. – Lake Linden-Hubbell entertains Baraga. – Dollar Bay-Tamarack City travels to L’Anse. – Jeffers journeys to Bessemer. – Ewen-Trout Creek plays at Watersmeet. – Ontonagon visits Wakefield-Marenisco. Finlandia …

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Calumet Opens Door to Marijuana Businesses

Calumet has become the first municipality in the Copper Country to allow marijuana businesses to operate within its boundaries. With a large crowd in attendance that was predominantly against the move, the village council passed the marijuana ordinance at its meeting last night with a 4-2 vote. The ordinance will …

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Laurium to Proceed with Paving Projects

The Village of Laurium will proceed with a repaving project on Old Colony Road next summer. The village council voted last night to accept a state grant to cover 50 percent of the $150,000 cost. A side project will also provide some new pavement on First Street. The village will …

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Hancock Council to Set Marijuana Meeting Date

The Hancock City Council will be asked to address a property issue this evening. Several residents have filed complaints regarding some properties on Prospect Street that they believe are in violation of the city’s rental code. The council is also expected to confirm the date for the proposed marijuana ordinance …

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UP Health-Marquette Names New CEO

As received from UP Health System: Marquette, Mich. (October 16, 2019) – UP Health System announced today that Gar Atchison has been named chief executive officer (CEO) of UP Health System-Marquette (UPHS-Marquette) and market CEO of UP Health System. Atchison replaces Jerry Dooley, who has been serving as interim CEO …

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“Leadership Keweenaw” Program Applications Available

Applications are now being accepted for the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Leadership Keweenaw program. Chamber Manager Tara Arens says participants will take part in six day-long sessions designed to enhance their leadership abilities… Topics will include finance, communication, strategic planning, emotional intelligence, community engagement, and human resources. Applications are …

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