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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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Snyder Approves Outdoor Recreation Grants

Governor Rick Snyder has approved $24.7 million in grants for outdoor recreation projects. Snyder Tuesday signed legislation authorizing the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) grants for 69 recreation projects and land purchases. The governor says the grants will help give local communities the ability to create quality recreation opportunities …

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Khouri New State Treasurer

Michigan is getting a new state treasurer. He’s Nick Khouri, who was a familiar face around the Michigan Capitol during the 1990’s as he had been a top Department of Treasury official during the John Engler administration. Khouri’s appointment was announced by Governor Rick Snyder Tuesday. He replaces Kevin Clinton, …

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State Democrats Call For More Transparency

Democrats in the House and Senate are calling for more government transparency. They will be introducing legislation demanding more transparency and accountability of Michigan elected officials and top administration officials. Under the state’s Freedom of Information Act anyone can be a watchdog for the government except when it comes to …

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House To Consider Legalizing Ticket Scalping

A Michigan House committee Tuesday approved a measure to repeal Michigan’s ban on ticket scalping. Ticket scalping is when an event ticket is sold for more than the face value, sometimes a lot more. Sponsors say when a person buys a ticket for a game, it should be considered the …

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Adoption Service Bill Headed To House

Faith-based adoption agencies in Michigan which claim a religious exemption would be allowed to decline services to certain potential adoptive parents without risk of losing public funding, under bills now ready for a vote in the Michigan House. Republicans mostly support the bills, and Democrats have largely opposed them. Supporters …

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Empty Logging Truck Accident on US-41

A driver of an empty logging truck is fortunate to be all right after an accident this morning in Marquette Township. Michigan State Police say 18-year old Kassie Metcalf fell asleep behind the wheel of the semi-tractor trailer shortly before 5:00am on US-41 near Brickyard Road. The vehicle left the …

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Moose Population Shrinking

The moose population in the Western Upper Peninsula appears to dropping, according to a new survey by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The DNR says the 2015 population estimate is 323, compared to an estimate of 451 in 2013. From 1997 to 2007, surveys of prime moose habitat in …

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade In Hancock

Irish eyes will be smiling all day today…and so will everyone else’s later this evening when the Hancock St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins. The parade is scheduled to line up at 6:00pm on the west edge of Hancock where Bruno’s Motors will be serving cookies and hot chocolate. The walking …

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