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Michigan Loses Drone Site Bid

Michigan has lost out on its bid to become one of six sites across the US that will develop unmanned aircraft systems. It had been hoped Alpena would be one of the sites chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration. But the state has lost out to Virginia, New York, Texas, …

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Ford To Introduce Solar-Powered Concept Car

Ford Motor Company is announcing the creation of a solar powered concept car. The C-MAX Energi Concept is a first-of-its kind sun-powered vehicle with a solar panel roof that draws power from a special solar concentrator lens similar to a magnifying glass. The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept will be displayed …

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Sex Offender Registration Begins

State Police are reminding all registered sex offenders that the 15-day address verification period started on Wednesday and runs through mid-month. During this period, state law requires all registered offenders to report in person to their local law enforcement agency, sheriff’s office or nearest MSP post to verify their address. …

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U.P. Wolf Hunt Still Considered A Success

Michigan officials are calling the state’s historic first wolf hunt a success, despite falling short of the number they had hoped for. The Department of Natural Resources says as of Tuesday, which was the final day of the wolf hunt, 23 wolves were killed in three sections of the Upper …

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Ford Tops in Sales in 2013

For the fourth straight year, Ford Motor Company expects to be the best selling brand in the United States. When numbers are officially released later this week, Ford is anticipating reporting that 2.4 million vehicles were sold in the country this year. Sales highlights include record sales of Fusion, Escape …

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A New Engineers PAC

There’s a new political action committee on the block. And it’s being formed by an engineers union. MIRS-News reports that Michigan’s Operating Engineers is creating a SuperPAC in 2014, with the goal of pushing for increased funding for transportation projects. The labor union says it takes a more “policy” over …

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A Busy Year for the Michigan Legislature

Governor Rick Snyder signed just under 280 bills into law in 2013, including controversial legislation expanding Medicaid in Michigan, a move connected to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. According to Gongwer News, the Medicaid bill was the top piece of legislation for 2013. Ranking second was an …

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Duggan Ready to Make History

His powers are limited due to the presence of state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr, but Mike Duggan has become the first white man to serve as mayor of Detroit in 40 years. The Motor City is going through bankruptcy and faces an uphill climb to return to local control, but …

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Ishpeming man killed in accident with logging truck

One man is dead after his pickup truck collided with a logging truck on US–41 in Covington Township. The Baraga County Sheriff’s Office says 53–year–old Randy Garceau of Ishpeming collided with the logging truck driven by 47–year–old Anthony Beauchamp of Escanaba. Both men were transported to Baraga County Memorial Hospital …

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State Park Reservation System Being Renovated

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Those planning to stay in a state park campground or shelter next November will have to wait until just before their trip to make the reservation. The Department of Natural Resources is moving to a new reservation system in November 2013, so the current system is only taking reservations through …

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