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House Passed Presumptive Parole Bills Likely to Change in Senate

The Republican leader in the Michigan Senate expects changes to bills that would allow nonviolent inmates to get out of prison earlier. The presumptive parole legislation would allow nonviolent offenders to get out of prison after serving their minimum sentence. The legislation has already cleared the state House. But Senate …

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Feeding America Truck Coming To Hancock

Food insecurity is when you’re not sure if you and your family will have enough to eat. It affects nearly 17 percent of those living in Houghton County and more than 18 percent in Baraga County. Finlandia University’s Campus Ministry is teaming up the Western U.P. Food Bank and Feeding …

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Get Paid for Your Old Appliances Saturday at HEET Energy Show

HOUGHTON—Upper Peninsula Power Co. customers can recycle their old refrigerators, freezers and more Saturday at the HEET Energy Show—and get paid for their trouble. Efficiency UNITED is accepting working freezers, refrigerators, room air conditioners and dehumidifiers (sorry, no stoves or electronics) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Dee Stadium. …

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Case Against L”Anse Business Owner Delayed

The case of a business owner arrested on marijuana charges continues in Baraga County District Court. 55-year old Dan Grandy of L’Anse was scheduled for a preliminary exam Tuesday. That exam was adjourned, and it will continue in two weeks. Grandy is charged with three counts of delivery or manufacture …

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Kevorkian Papers to U of M

The papers of the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian have been given to the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. The papers were presented to the library by Kevorkian’s niece, Ava Janus. The controversial pathologist from Pontiac, who died in 2011, was best known for his advocacy of physician-assisted suicide. Known …

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Governor Snyder on Roads: “We’re at an Impasse”

Talks between the governor and the four legislative leaders on how to fund road repairs in the state hit a snag Tuesday. Governor Rick Snyder says while talks had been going well he and the four tops have reached an impasse. The sticking point, according to Snyder, is what the …

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Legislature Sends Powdered Alochol Ban to Gov

Michigan is a signature away from becoming the latest state to ban powdered alcohol after the Michigan House passed a bill banning the sale of it Tuesday. The measure already passed the Senate. Lawmakers in favor of the ban say the product is being marketed to kids and looks like …

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