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Group Calls For More Spending On Adult Education

The Michigan League for Public Policy has issued a new report calling on the Snyder Administration to increase funding for adult education programs. The report “Willing to Work and Ready to Learn: More Adult Education Would Strengthen Michigan’s Economy” cites a decrease in adult education enrollment by nearly half since …

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Schuette Warns Of IRS Scams

It’s tax season, so Attorney General Bill Schuette is offering tips to Michigan residents to avoid IRS scams and tax-related identity theft. Schuette says con artists take advantage of tax season at the expense of Michigan taxpayers and notes that anybody contacting a consumer claiming to be from the IRS …

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Environmental Groups Call For Action In Michigan

A number of environmental groups gathered in Lansing last week to urge legislators to expand use of transit and renewable power, as well as expand controls on oil and natural gas pipelines. Among the six key subject areas, the group acknowledged the federal government oversees pipelines, but urged the Department …

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Bottle Deposit Proposed For Water And Juice

A bill has been introduced in Lansing to expand the state’s bottle deposit law to water bottles, as well as other non-alcoholic, non-carbonated drinks, such as juice and tea containers. The bill, which would keep the deposit at ten cents per container, is sponsored by Michigan Senate Democrat Rebekah Warren …

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HYTA Amendments Considered

The Michigan Senate may soon consider a House-passed trio of bills that sponsors say will give youthful offenders a better break when it comes to criminal conviction records. The bills amend the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, a law designed to allow those offenders a chance to turn their lives around …

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Water Main Break In Baraga

The Village of Baraga is reporting a water main break on the south side of the village along US-41. Two breaks in the line were discovered Thursday night. Public Works crews are currently working to repair them.  There’s no word on how long the repair will take. Residents are asked …

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Spring Ice Skating Shows Begin

It’s ice show season in the Copper Country, with two of the area’s most anticipated skating performances scheduled this weekend. The L’Anse-Baraga Figure Skating Club will present its annual skating show at the Meadowbrook Arena tomorrow at 6:30 and Sunday afternoon at 2:00. The show is entitled “Skate Like No …

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Public Forum To Discuss Hancock US-41 Road Project

A little more than a year from now, the main drag through downtown Hancock will start to look a lot different when a major road reconstruction project gets underway. To share the plans for the US-41 reconstruction and streetscape project in the city of Hancock, the Michigan Department of Transportation …

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Public Urged To Obey Spring Weight Restrictions

As winter fades and the snow melts, we now get to enjoy one of the sure signs of springs–potholes. And with the extreme cold temperatures experienced this year, the Michigan Department of Transportation says following the Spring Weight restrictions is more important than ever for protective our roads. When roads …

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