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Bill Proposes Fee of $50 for Every 10,000 Miles you Drive

A bill introduced this week in the Michigan House would create a new, yearly fee drivers would have to pay. It would be based on the number of miles you drive; $50 for every 10,000 miles. State Representative Robert Kosowski is sponsoring the measure. He says the fee would be …

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Indigent Defense Effort Advances

The effort to revamp Michigan’s way of providing legal help to poor people charged with crimes is taking another step forward. The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission sent a survey to chief judges and court administrators to measure how well the poor are represented. It’s part of a larger effort to …

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Students Take Flight At Summer Youth Program

More than 20 students are spreading their wings and learning to fly this summer. Flight training during this week’s Summer Youth Program at Michigan Tech taught the basics of flying an airplane to 18 international students and three from the United States. The international students are from South Korea, part …

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U.P. Man Accused Of Baby Torture Bound Over

A West Branch Township man accused of child abuse and torture had his case bound over to circuit court. 27–year–old Nicholas Racine appeared in Marquette County District Court Thursday. Police arrested Racine back on June 25th. According to the Michigan State Police, Racine is accused of severely injuring a 3–month–old …

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The State Says Propane Users Should Lock Contracts Now

Michigan’s propane users are being encouraged to lock in their price now. Judy Palnau of the Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) says propane supplies are above the five-year average. She says signing propane contracts now, rather than waiting for the heating season, can result in cheaper rates for customers. Palnau …

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Gov Signs Pedal Pub Bills Into law

You can now drink beer or wine as you bike through communities like Traverse City, Grand Rapids and Marquette on pedal pubs. The governor signed bills in to law Wednesday setting statewide standards for pedal pubs and allowing people to drink while they pedal. Kevin Farron, owner of TC Cycle …

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