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New State License Plates

Michigan has released a new and improved version of the state license plate, because of complaints by police. Michael Yott of the St. Clair Shores Police collected more than 700 signatures in an online petition. He told M-Live that the earlier plates had low roadway viability. The Secretary of State …

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Candidate Forum for the League of Women Voters

The candidates in this upcoming November election will be making some stops throughout the Copper Country and one of those stops is to talk with the League of Women Voters. This Friday, the league is holding a forum for the candidates to discuss many topics including early childhood issues and …

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Husky Statue Unveiled at MTU

Now in the middle of the Michigan Tech campus sits a husky statue, which was unveiled yesterday. The statue was placed on the boulder in the Huskies Plaza. Students, faculty, and alumni were present for the dedication. MTU President Glen Mroz spoke about some of the numbers behind this statue. …

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Wolf Hunt Debate Continues

The right to hunt wolves is still a topic of discussion here in the Upper Peninsula and those for or against will have their say in the upcoming election on November 4th. Until then, the group “Keep Michigan Wolves Protected” is hosting 11 statewide town hall meetings prior to the …

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Take Precautions with Enterovirus

State health officials are urging people to take precautions after the first reported death in Michigan from the enterovirus. Twenty-one-month-old Madeline Reid from Clinton Township died Friday after complications with the seasonal respiratory and stomach virus. Enterovirus D68 has made thousands ill in 21 other states and has contributed to …

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Bill Helps Overdose Victims

Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law a package of bills that, among other things, is designed to help save people who overdose on drugs. The law requires EMS responders be trained to administer opioid medications aboard life support vehicles. Those medications can reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose. …

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Michiganders Like Obamacare

A new statewide poll in Michigan says that most Michiganders believe the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” should be maintained. The poll was conducted by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA. 45 percent of the respondents support ending Obamacare, but 52 percent support keeping it. 25 percent believe it should be repealed …

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Lawmakers to Speak on Education

Education will be the main topic as local election candidates will be stopping by to talk with the public during a legislative luncheon this Friday. The event is hosted by the Copper Country Association of School Boards and will take place at the Cooper Country ISD’s Conference Room B at …

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Snyder, Schauer Take Part in Debate

Education, tax policy and the state’s roads were all topics touched on in last night’s only gubernatorial debate between Governor Rick Snyder and his Democratic challenger Mark Schauer. Schauer accused the governor of cutting a billion-dollars from public education. Snyder responded by pointing out the improvement since he took office. …

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DNR Proposal for Brook Trout

A new proposal could have a significant effect on a number of streams flowing into Keweenaw and Huron Bay. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is proposing a 10-year experimental regulation for brook trout. The effected streams include Pilgrim, Silver, Slate, Ravine, Little Huron and Big Huron. These streams have …

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