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Sexual Assault Education Funding In Danger

Funding from the state for sexual assault education and prevention programs on college campuses is up in the air. The Senate Appropriations Committee recently zeroed out the $500,000 the governor wanted to go towards sexual assault education and prevention on campuses across Michigan. This comes as Michigan State University, the …

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Religious Freedom Restoration Act Testimony Set To Begin

A legislative committee in Lansing this week will open testimony on a proposal that could exempt people from certain laws if those laws violate their religious beliefs. Under the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” proposal before the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, exceptions would be allowed if there is a …

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Murder Suspect Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

A Houghton man accused of murdering an elderly woman in her home has been found Not Guilty by reason of insanity. 30-year-old Timothy Cadeau appeared in Houghton County Circuit Court on charges of open murder and first degree home invasion. Police say Cadeau entered the home and killed 84-year-old Geraldine …

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Missing Women Found Alive And Well

The two downstate women who went missing after visiting family in Ishpeming two weeks ago have been found. Michigan State Police troopers from the Negaunee Post say 53-year-old Leslie Roy of Nebraska and 56-year-old Lee Wright of Oklahoma were found alive and in good condition. Officers located the pair while …

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Award Winners At The Copper Country Association of School Boards Education Awards Dinner

2015 AWARD RECIPIENTS Student Leadership Awards Haley Makela–Adams Township School District Sonja Welch– Baraga Area Schools Ryan Wetelainen–Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium and Keweenaw John Dorvinen –Chassell Township Schools CCISD Student Leadership Committee–Copper Country Intermediate School District Ciara Bond–Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools Dillon Babcock — Kayla Makela–Houghton-Portage Township School District Tyler …

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Electric Rate Increase Approved By MPSC

As energy issues continue to get sorted out, one thing is clear: many Upper Peninsula residents will be paying more for power. The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved the transfer of utility service from Integrys Energy Group to Wisconsin Electric Corporation. Under terms of the agreement, Wisconsin Energy will …

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Viable Amounts Of Copper And Silver Confirmed At White Pine North

Highland Copper Company says that recent test drilling at its White Pine North site has confirmed the results of earlier tests indicating that the area contains commercially viable amounts of copper and silver. Highland sank 27 diamond drill holes in January and February. That effort followed up some drilling they …

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Small Community Gas Stations Could Sell Alcohol Under Bill

Representative Scott Dianda is proposing that gas stations in very small communities like those in the Upper Peninsula be allowed to sell beer and wine. Currently, gas stations that sell beer and wine must maintain at least $10,000 in inventory. The bill would waive that requirement for businesses located in …

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