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Teachers Unions Question Snyder on Education

Ahead of Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address Thursday, teachers unions are criticizing the governor’s education policies. Governor Snyder is expected to highlight some of his successes and future plans for education in Michigan during this week’s speech, but some education advocates are criticizing Snyder’s record of public …

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Preliminary Hearing for Nassiri Case

Today is the preliminary hearing for Nima Nassiri, the 34-year-old man who is accused of second degree murder for his alleged assault on his wife 27-year-old Sanaz Nezami, which lead to her death due to the injuries. The story has garnered some national attention from publications such as the Huffington …

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Snowmobile Trail Temporarily Closed

Bad news for snowmobilers. According to the DNR Parks and Recreation Division, Snowmobile trail 122 has been temporarily closed. The Dreamland access trail near Lake Linden to Gay has been deemed unnecessary due to the logging operations on private land utilized by the trail. Businesses in Lake Linden and the …

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Gov. Declares State of Emergency

Governor Rick Snyder has declared a State of Energy Emergency in Michigan due to temporary shortages of heating oil and propane. This energy emergency is a new, separate declaration from the one the governor made in December. The heating oil and propane shortage was caused by increased demand due to …

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MI To Lose Seat in U.S. House

Despite statistics that Michigan’s population has started to come back, an online political website says Michigan is likely to lose another seat in the US House after the next census in 2020. The website “RealClearPolitics.com” predicts that Michigan will be one of seven states that will lose a congressional district. The …

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Underutilized Labor Rates in MI

A new state report says the rate of underutilized labor in Michigan shrunk at a faster rate than the nation as a whole. However Michigan still lags significantly behind the US in underutilized labor. Underutilized labor includes both the unemployed and underemployed. In quoting the state report, the Lansing-based Gongwer …

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New Online System for Fishing Tournaments

Those running fishing tournaments in the state will have an easier time scheduling this year with a new online system to be launched next week. Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division Chief Jim Dexter says the Fishing Tournament Information System will allow tournament directors to see online which lakes and …

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State EOC Deactivated

With improving weather conditions and Michigan communities returning to more normal seasonal operations, the State Emergency Operations Center in Lansing was deactivated Friday. Michigan State Police say during the five-day activation, personnel from state agencies monitored weather conditions and stood ready to assist local emergency personnel as needed. Captain Chris …

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House Fire in Tamarack City

A large fire engulfed a house in Tamarack City this afternoon. The Tamarack City Volunteer Fire Department got the call from a neighbor just after 3 p.m. to a house on the corner of 2nd Street and Spruce Street just off of M-26. Nobody was in the house at the …

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Marijuana Growing Operation Discovered

The Michigan State Police are investigating a marijuana growing operation in Osceola Township. Troopers from the Calumet Post received a call about a snow plowing complaint. While on the scene, troopers noticed an overwhleming smell of marijuana from a nearby house. Troopers approached the homeowner and received consent to search …

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