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Impasse In Washington Could Affect Local Governments

Eighty-four Michigan communities may feel the impact of a deadlock in Congress if a deal isn’t reached to fund the U.S. Homeland Security Department. If Congress can’t come to terms and the department partially shuts down Friday, MLive reports 91 federal grants awarded to 84 Michigan communities to fund firefighter …

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Child Poverty Rate On The Decline

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that Michigan’s child poverty rate could be cut in half when the positive effect of government programs and tax policies are taken into account, That includes state and federal Earned Income Tax Credits. Jane Zehnder-Merrell, Kids Count in Michigan project …

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Gun Board Changes Move Foward

Michigan‘s county gun board permit system for concealed weapons would be scrapped under a pair of bills approved by the Michigan House on Wednesday. The votes on the two bills were 76-to-34 and 81-to-29. The bills have already passed the Senate, however they must return to that chamber for concurrence …

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Debate Over Ending Film Credits Continues

There’s an effort underway at the state Capitol to kill the so-called Hollywood film tax credit of $50 million. A spokesperson for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce told the House Tax Policy Committee Wednesday that there’s not enough of a return on the investment and it’s unfair to taxpayers to …

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Jets Girls Clinch Title – Thursday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for full stories. High School In high school hockey tonight… – Calumet entertains Marquette in coach Jim Crawford’s final home game. Our pregame coverage begins around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. – Hancock skates at Houghton. In girls’ high school basketball last night… – …

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L’Anse Let-Run Advisory Issued For Water Customers

February 25, 2015    Village of L’Anse A Let Run Water Advisory has been issued for Village of L’Anse Water Customers. Effective immediately,   the Village requests that water customers run water in their home no thicker than a pencil lead until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation. Robert LaFave, Village …

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Middle School Girls Get WISE At Michigan Tech

Roughly 250 middle school girls from throughout the Keweenaw area got their hands-on some science at Michigan Tech. The Get WISE event–which stands for women in science and engineering–is geared for young girls to help get them interested in possible careers in those fields. Center for Pre-College Outreach Coordinator Liz …

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Set of Baraga & Keweenaw County Homes To Be Rehabilitated

Baraga and Keweenaw Counties will be receiving grants for home rehabilitation from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. The two counties will receive a combined total of just over $182,000. In Baraga County, approximately $95,000 will be used to rehabilitate three owner-occupied homes in the villages of L’Anse and Baraga. …

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Calumet’s Red Jacket Road To Get Upgrade

Houghton County is among eight rural counties in Michigan to get a share of the $2.4 million designated to upgrade roads in urban to “all-season” status. The Michigan Department of Transportation says the money comes from the state Category F Transportation Economic Development Fund that seeks to upgrade the roads …

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U.P. Lawmakers Show Support For Eagle Mine Road

A group of U.P. Lawmakers are coming out in full support of the building of County Road 595, which is critical to the operations of the Eagle Mine. The State House adopted resolutions from State Representatives Scott Dianda and John Kivela, while state Senator Tom Casperson is the sponsor of a resolution …

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