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MTU Salutes Business/Econ Students

The Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics has named its Outstanding Man and Woman of the Year. Judy Isaacson is a member of the Applied Portfolio Management Program… which recently won two international competitions. She recently spent a semester studying at London Metropolitan University. Cole Smith is a management …

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Schuette Requests Expedited Gay Marriage Appeal

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants a quick decision on his appeal of the ruling striking down Michigan’s Constitutional Amendment prohibiting gay marriage. Schuette has asked the U-S Sixth Circuit Court to bypass the initial three-judge panel hearing… and proceed directly to a  hearing in front of all 15 judges. …

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Benishek Decries Obama Home Heating Assistance Cuts

U-S Representative Dan Benishek has joined a growing chorus of officials asking the House Appropriations Committee to provide more money to help low-income homeowners pay their heating bills next winter. Funding is provided through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP provided 3.5-billion dollars in assistance to families across …

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Sunday Shooting in Marquette Injures Two

A shooting early Sunday morning in Marquette sent two people to the hospital. Police were called to the 200 block of West Bluff Street around 2:30. Both victims were taken to Marquette General Hospital suffering from what were described as “non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.” A suspect was taken into custody. Neither that …

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Robarge Announces State Senate Run

A Marquette Democrat has formally joined the race to unseat 38th District Republican State Senator Tom Casperson. Adam Robarge is an Alpena native who works as the community liaison for the Ore Dock Brewing Company… where his announcement took place on Saturday. In a press release, Robarge promised to work …

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U.P. Educators Heading to Finland

Today, ten Upper Peninsula educators are heading overseas to learn about the successful teaching techniques in Finland. Finlandia University is facilitating the first Finnish Educator Exploratory Team to Helsinsk, Finland, where they have one of the highest literacy rates in the world. Among those making the trip are Baraga Area …

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Local Hospitals Receive National Recognition

Two local Aspirus hospitals have received national certification in diabetes education. Asprius Keweenaw and Aspirus Ontonagon were recently awarded the prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for quality diabetes self-management education programs. Achieving recognition status signifies that staff are knowledgeable health professionals who provide patients with comprehensive information about …

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Reimbursement for Local Gov’ts

The Michigan Senate has given final approval to a package of bills that change how local governments will be fully reimbursed for revenue lost from the phase out of the state’s personal property tax on business. The legislation is needed for local governments, especially those heavily dependent on revenue from …

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Tax Credits for Healthcare Sign-Ups

Michigan residents who have chosen plans on the health insurance marketplace have qualified for an estimated $328 million in premium tax credits. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly 87% of Michiganders who selected plans as of March 1, were eligible for financial assistance through the Affordable Care Act. That …

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Expediting the Adoption Process

Bills aimed at speeding up the adoption process in Michigan have cleared the state Senate. The upper-chamber approved House passed legislation yesterday that shorten the time for finalizing an adoption of a child less than a year old to three months, down from six months. Another bill would allow parents …

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