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Electronics Recycling in MI Hits 30M

Michiganders recycled more than 30 million pounds of unwanted electronics in 2013, exceeding the Department of Environmental Quality’s goal of three pounds per person. The Michigan Electronics Takeback Program, implemented in 2009, provides opportunities for consumers and small businesses to recycle their unwanted TVs, desktop and laptop computers, tablets, computer …

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Meeting Electricity Needs in MI

Nearly a third of Michigan’s electricity needs could be met by tripling the amount of power from in-state renewable sources by 2030, at nearly no cost to consumers, according to a new report. The Union of Concerned Scientists released the report yesterday that found if the state were to ramp …

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Rebate Coming from GM

The owners of General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches will be offered a rebate. GM says a $500 rebate will be available for the purchase or lease of any 2013 through 2015 vehicle. The automaker says it will not purchase the vehicles involved as a remedy to the problem. …

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Board of Commissioners Meeting Recap

Much was discussed last night at the Houghton County Board of Commissioners meeting. An update was given on the repair and maintenance of the courthouse and Commissioner Tim Palossari was assigned to look at the courthouse and figure out what needs to be done. Multiple bids were received in regards …

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Students Teach About Tech

From Ipads to Skype, Copper Country residents had the opportunity last night to learn about the newest forms of technology as a part of Digital Learning Day at Jeffers High School. Members of the Business and Technology Club taught informational classes for those interested in programs like Microsoft Excel. Wynter …

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Road Funding on the Way?

State lawmakers continue to work on a compromise supplemental budget bill in Lansing, which could include spending about 200 million dollars more this year for roads. The proposal follows concerns raised by local road commissions who are facing winter budget woes due to recent harsh weather. The plan is to …

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Landline Phone Service Could Be Cut Off

Legislation that could make it easier for telephone companies to end landline service has been approved by the Michigan House of Representatives. The bill removes the role of the Michigan Public Service Commission in any effort by a phone company in abandoning a local exchange. Instead, the bill leaves the …

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Insurances Offering Abortion Coverage

Seven health insurance companies in Michigan will be offering abortion coverage riders when a new law takes effect on Thursday. State lawmakers in December passed a law prompted by a Right to Life petition drive and not subject to a veto from Governor Snyder to outlaw insurance companies from offering …

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Pure Michigan Brings In Revenue

A new report on Michigan’s 2013 tourism industry from the Toronto-based tourism research firm Longwoods International says the state’s Pure Michigan campaign drove more than 4 million trips last year, producing $1.2 billion in economic impact. State officials said $13 million was spent on out-of-state advertising for the Pure Michigan …

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Record Ice Cover on Great Lakes

Thanks to a record-shattering late February and early March Arctic blast, ice cover on the Great Lakes is now the most widespread in 35 years, and nearing an all-time record. According to an analysis by NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, ice cover peaked at 92.2 percent …

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