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Costs Primary Factor In Buying Health Insurance

A new study says cost is the most important issue individuals consider when buying health insurance. The University of Michigan-based Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation released the study that found 92 percent of people buying individual coverage health insurance said some aspect of a policy’s cost such as premiums, …

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Sin Taxes Bringing In More Than Business Taxes

A Detroit News analysis of tax data shows smokers and drinkers paid more taxes last year than Michigan companies paid in net business income taxes. According to the newspaper, revenue from so-called sin taxes on tobacco, beer, wine and liquor totaled $290.5 million in the 2014 fiscal year, more than …

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New State Energy Agency Announced

A new agency coordinating the state’s energy programs is now in place. The Michigan Agency for Energy will focus on coordinating efforts and decisions as the state looks to replace retiring coal-fired power plants with newer, cleaner sources. The agency was created through an executive order signed by Governor Snyder …

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Snyder Proposes Criminal Justice System Reform

Governor Rick Snyder has laid out several proposals for reforming the criminal justice system in Michigan. Snyder is calling for inmates to be paroled from prison once they reach their earliest release date if the Department of Corrections determines they have a high likelihood of succeeding outside of prison. The …

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Snyder Taking “Hands-Off” Approach To Road Fix

Governor Rick Snyder is not ready to offer his own plan for fixing the roads in Michigan opting instead to see what his partners in the legislature offer first. House GOP Speaker Kevin Cotter made his views known last week with a four year plan to pump more than $1 …

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Camp 911 Applications Being Accepted

Bay Ambulance is currently accepting applications for Camp 911. 5th and 6th graders are eligible. The camp takes place on June 17th and 18th. The deadline for applications is June 12th. For additional information contact Bay Ambulance at 353-6196 between 7:00am and 10:00pm. Info can also be found on Facebook …

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Search for Missing Copper Country Woman

Law enforcement officials in the Copper Country are looking for a South Range woman who has been missing for several weeks. 31-year-old Leah Irene Harding was last seen on April 30th. She has had no known contact with family or friends since that time. Her family reported her missing to the …

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Hit & Run Case Headed To Trial

The case against an Atlantic Mine man accused in a hit and run accident is headed to trial. 31-year-old Benjamin Riutta appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court for a pretrial. Police say Riutta was travelling down Obenhoff Road in Adams Township on March 10th when he struck a 36-year-old Atlantic …

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Stand Off Suspect Stands Mute In Court

A Copper City man allegedly involved in a standoff with police last month has been arraigned in Houghton County Circuit Court. 64-year-old Jerome Flum is charged with making threats of terrorism, one count of assaulting a utility company employee and two counts of malicious use of a telephone, Flum stood …

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