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Benishek Questions VA Officials

Dr. Benishek: Lack of Transparency at VA is Unacceptable Answers from VA Officials at Hearing Demonstrates Problems Still Exist  Washington, D.C.- Yesterday evening, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on the public release of findings from internal VA investigations.  Testimony was given by the VA Inspector General’s Chief …

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Special Olympics Michigan Seeks New Volunteer Area Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2015   Contact: Belinda Laughlin Field Service Manager Northern and Upper Peninsula Special Olympics Michigan 800-644-6404 Belinda.laughlin@somi.org     Special Olympics Michigan seeking new volunteer Area Director for Marquette, Alger, Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties   (MARQUETTE, Mich.) – Special Olympics Michigan is seeking a …

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Scholarships Available Through Portage Health Auxiliary

Portage Auxiliary Offers Scholarships HANCOCK — March 17, 2015 The Portage Health Auxiliary is offering $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing careers in healthcare. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must complete one year of higher education before the fall of 2015, be a registered resident of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or …

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Dianda Wants State To Buy Houghton-Douglass Falls

Dianda Wants DNR to Acquire Land Around Houghton-Douglass Falls Tallest Michigan falls are must-see, but on private land LANSING – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) today introduced House Resolution 38 urging the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to acquire the land surrounding the Houghton-Douglass Falls in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The …

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Angel Network To Help Local Entrepreneurs Access Capital

Local business start-ups and high-tech companies in the early stages of development could get help accessing capital funds from a new angel network. The announcement comes from MTEC Smartzone CEO Marilyn Clark during the Marquette Economic Club’s monthly meeting. The group, Innovation Shores Angel Network, LLC, will help build the …

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Benishek Calls For Action On Soo Locks Study

Dr. Benishek: Soo Locks Must be a Priority Local Congressman Leads Effort to Highlight Need for Replacement Lock Washington, D.C.- Dr. Dan Benishek led a bipartisan, bicameral effort to encourage officials at the United States Army Corps of Engineers to publically release new information related to the Soo Locks today.The …

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Statewide Weight Restrictions In Effect

Weight restrictions on all state roads in Michigan beginning March 18 March 17, 2015 — Effective 12:01 a.m. March 18, weight restrictions will be imposed and enforced on all state trunkline highways in the state of Michigan. State routes typically carry M, I, or US designations. In the restricted areas, …

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O-Negative Blood Needed

Donate Blood

March 17, 2015 Critical need for blood throughout Upper Peninsula ESCANABA/ HANCOCK/ IRON MOUNTAIN/ MARQUETTE/ SAULT STE MARIE–The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health Systems – Marquette, is in critical need of  O-negative blood throughout the Upper Peninsula. The need is high in all clinic areas. If you …

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Gwinn Schools Superintendent Terminated

The Gwinn Area Community Schools superintendent is being terminated. The school board has told Superintendent Dru Milliron that he will be let go, effective June 30th. That’s the expiration date of the one-year probationary period that his contract calls for. Both he and the board had the option of terminating …

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Wasteful Spending Bills Introduced

U-S Senator Gary Peters is co-sponsoring legislation that would help reduce wasteful government spending and cut the deficit. The Michigan Democrat says the two-bill package will save taxpayer dollars and make government more effective and efficient by helping to eliminate duplicative or overlapping programs and requiring Congress to debate and …

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