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Compounding Pharmacies Legislation

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation that imposes tighter regulations on so-called “compounding pharmacies” in the state. The bills require properly licensed ‘pharmacists in charge’ to be on duty; more detailed record keeping of compounded drugs; regular inspections by state authorities; and criminal background checks for unlicensed pharmacists and those licensed …

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Dating Violence Study

Of adolescents visiting the emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. That, according to a study published online Monday in Annals of Emergency Medicine, and authored by Dr. Vijay Singh of the University of Michigan. The …

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Rajala to Play Hoops at Finlandia

From Finlandia University Sports Information Finlandia University women’s basketball coach Terry Klemett has announced that Valerie Rajala and Brooke Pasanen have committed to continue their education and basketball careers at Finlandia University starting in the fall. Rajala, a 5’10” forward, averaged 10 points per game while shooting 56% from the …

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Autism Awareness Lecture

The Copper Country Autism Awareness organization is sponsoring a free lecture on the biochemistry and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. The guest speaker will be Dr. Allen Lewis, a pediatrician from Ohio who specializes in Integrative Health Care and has been treating autistic children for the last decade. Dr. Lewis …

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Dianda Approves Snyder’s Veto

A recent bill aimed at deregulating the forestry industry has been shot down by Governor Rick Snyder. Yesterday, State Representative Scott Dianda expressed his pleasure with Snyder’s decision, saying that the bill was bad public policy. He added that forestry in Michigan is a $16 billion industry and the current …

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Red Jacket Trolley Rides

This 4th of July, the Copper Range Historical Museum of South Range and the Painesdale Mine & Shaft organization will sponsor a free tour of historic sites in South Range, Baltic, Trimountain, and Painesdale aboard the Red Jacket Trolley. The tour will begin at the museum following the South Range …

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Superintendents Want Budget Re-Write

A group of school superintendents gathered at the Michigan Capitol Tuesday, to ask lawmakers to come back to Lansing from their summer break, to rewrite Michigan’s K-12 budget. They say the version approved last month was not fair to many schools. Specifically they say the plan increases aid by as …

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National Guard Tuition Assistance

Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation to provide Michigan National Guard members with tuition assistance. The bill creates the Michigan National Guard Tuition Assistance Act and the Michigan National Guard Tuition Assistance Fund. Snyder says together, they will help cover continuing education costs for National Guard members. The assistance can …

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Gubernatorial Race Update

A new poll finds Michigan’s gubernatorial race this year is now a dead heat. The statewide poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, says incumbent Governor Rick Snyder is in a 40-40 tie with Democratic challenger Mark Schauer. Earlier, the governor had leads of 49% to 39% in April and 44% to …

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Senate Race Update

In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Gary Peters continues his lead over Republican Terri Lynn Land. Peters continues to hold a 41-to-36 percent lead over Land, a former Michigan Secretary of State. The numbers in the poll are exactly the same as what appeared in an April poll. The survey …

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