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Unemployment Phone and Web System Working on Holiday

Even though Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency offices will be closed today, you can still recertify your unemployment claim. Both the MARVIN phone system and the Michigan Web Account Manager website are functioning. Because of the holiday, there may be a one or two day delay before the benefits are either …

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Maggots Found in Prison Kitchen

For the second time in a week, maggots have been found inside food at a Michigan prison. Kitchen workers peeling potatoes on Tuesday at the Egeler Reception and Guidance Center in Jackson discovered the maggots. The entire pallet of raw potatoes was thrown out, and the prison kitchen was scrubbed …

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Fireworks Regulations

Bottle rockets. Roman candles. Firecrackers. It’s all fair game this fourth of July as the state enters its second year under the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, which expanded the kinds of fireworks available for sale and use. State law allows local communities to regulate the use of fireworks on days …

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Aspirus Keweenaw Recognized

Aspirus Keweenaw has announced it has received the 2014 Governor’s Award of Excellence for significant achievements in health care quality. The prestigious award recognizes health care providers and organizations across the state for their dedication and commitment to improving quality and patient safety. Aspirus Keweenaw was awarded for outstanding inpatient …

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Holiday Drunk Driving Crackdown

Officers from nearly 150 agencies in 26 Michigan counties kicked off a campaign Tuesday to pay special attention to drunk drivers over the Fourth of July holiday period. The campaign attempts to decrease alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries, which are the highest during the summer, with July and August …

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New Legislation Regarding Physical Therapy

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a five-bill package allowing Michigan patients to seek out and initiate physical therapy treatment without first receiving a referral from a physician. Under the legislation, residents would be able to visit a physical therapist up to 10 times during a 21-day period without a physician …

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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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