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No Disaster Relief from FEMA

The federal government says there wasn’t enough winter damage in Northern Michigan for a disaster declaration from FEMA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the state submitted damages of $10.1 million, with the threshold for a disaster declaration being $13.7 million. Up to $6 million in state aid could be …

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Political Fundraising Increases

While a recent report says the US economy is bouncing back somewhat, it can’t compare to the increase in political fundraising involving candidates in Michigan. Those running for the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives have reported raising more than 20 million dollars so far this election cycle, according to …

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No Appeal from Raise Michigan

It appears that those pushing for a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour for all workers including “tipped” employees in Michigan, will not challenge last week’s state Board of Canvassers ruling that bars their proposal from the ballot. The attorney for the group calling itself Raise Michigan will recommend …

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Aspirus To Host “Big Latch On” Event

Aspirus is trying to break a world record and they need help. Nursing moms are invited to get together with other moms at the Aspirus Houghton Clinic this Saturday to help break the world record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously. The “Big Latch On” event is held every August …

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Child Molester Receives Federal Charges

A former Kincheloe man has been charged by a federal grand jury in Marquette for allegedly molesting a child. 61-year-old Tommy Cain was arrested this week in Battle Creek. Cain is charged with five counts of Sexual Abuse by Threat, one count of Abusive Sexual Contact by Threat, and six …

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Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty

A Quinnesec woman who allegedly drove drunk and hit a construction worker pled guilty in Dickinson County District Court Friday. 34-year-old Andrea Drawski pled guilty to two charges: operating a vehicle with a high BAC and failure to stop at the scene of a personal injury accident. Drawski was allegedly …

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State of the Secretary of State

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has released her annual “State of the Secretary of State” report, which highlights department efforts to improve customer service, ensure integrity in elections and fight fraud. Johnson says her office has been successful in changing the way it does business because of partnerships with some …

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Burglary Study

Half of all home burglaries occur during the summer months in Michigan when many homeowners are vacationing. According to the Michigan State Police, July and August have the greatest number of burglaries with over 4,000 each month in 2013. Lori Conarton of the Insurance Institute of Michigan says increased resident …

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Land Comments on $3M Contribution

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land insists there is nothing illegal or improper about a three-million dollar campaign contribution. At issue is an investigation into a contribution the former Michigan Secretary of State made to her own campaign. Authorities say that on federally filed forms Land failed to disclose the …

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NRC To Take On Legislation

The board of State Canvassers in Lansing approved “citizen initiated legislation” that would put the decision on game species in Michigan in the hands of the governor-appointed Natural Resources Commission. The measure would basically put a stop on two statewide ballot proposals that would ban wolf hunting in the Upper …

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