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Protecting Animals from Abusers

The effort is continuing at the Capitol to make it easier to protect adoptive animals from animal abusers. Under a proposal before the House Judiciary Committee, animal shelters would be allowed free use of the state’s registry, to check for a history of animal abuse among those seeking to adopt …

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New Billboard Laws

Governor Snyder has signed legislation that revises existing law regarding the placement and maintenance of billboards in Michigan. Snyder says the legislation will bring more common sense to the state’s billboard regulations and will ensure Michigan continues to receive vital federal road funding by bringing the state in line with …

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Winter Carnival 2014

Winter Carnival is finally here and a weeks worth of festivities begins this weekend. BlueKey President Jack Lubinski says they would love to see a great turnout from the community for the event. Tomorrow morning, the preliminary rounds of ice fishing, curling, snow volleyball and the yooper sprint will be …

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John Dee’s Snowfest

The Copper Country has seen a historical amount of snow so far and for those who can’t get enough, this weekend will be John Dee’s Snowfest. The event, which has been going on since 2005, will bring together all of the fans of the John Dee website as they raise …

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Snyder to Run in 2014

He’s making it official, Governor Rick Snyder will announce Monday that he’s seeking a second term in office. The governor will kick off a statewide announcement tour Monday with appearances in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids. He is expected to visit Traverse City, Frankenmuth and Oakland Community College in Farmington …

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MI May Increase Speed Limits

Could Michigan’s speed limits be going up? Legislation that may be considered soon in Lansing would allow speed limits to be changed, in most cases increased, on many Michigan roads. One idea being considered would be to base speed limits on the rate of speed in which 85 percent of …

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Snow Days Issue Continues

A proposal in Lansing to allow schools to make up snow days by adding minutes onto the end of days within the existing schedule, is drawing fire from the state’s top educator. Superintendent of Schools Mike Flanagan calls it an “insane and silly” idea. He points to the number one …

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The Michigan Stock Exchange?

A proposal has surfaced in Lansing to give Michigan it’s own stock market. It’s referred to as “crowdfunding,” which supporters say allows small-business owners and entrepreneurs to more easily raise capital, and allows in-state investors to buy, sell and trade securities in those businesses. The measure creates the legal framework …

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Health Centers Looking to Help Low-Income Families

The Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center has secured funding from the Federal Bureau of Primary Care to improve access to quality healthcare in Houghton. The funding will help transition Portage Health’s existing primary care practice into a Family Health Center that is designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center. …

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Propane Shortage a “National Crisis”

A propane dealer in the Upper Peninsula says the shortage of propane is a national crisis but he does not believe it is being treated that way. Last year, propane was selling for $1.20 to $1.30 per gallon. This year, it is as much as $7 per gallon if you …

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