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Portage Health Foundation Establishes Scholarships For Finlandia And Gogebic Community College Students

The Portage Health Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with Finlandia University and Gogebic Community College in the creation of a health-science scholarship program for local students. The schools will begin offering currently enrolled students opportunities to apply for the PHFoundation scholarships this fall. The Portage Health Foundation is …

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Bill Will Help Those Discharged Due To PTSD

When a servicemember is suffering mentally from the trials of war, that can sometimes lead to further problems ultimately resulting in a discharge. Senator Gary Peters has co-introduced bipartisan legislation that would help veterans who were dishonorably discharged from the military due to behavior resulting from mental traumas such as …

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Boaters Rescued Near Bete Grise

A group of boaters are safe following a harrowing afternoon on the lake. The Houghton County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a vessel in distress in the Bete Grise area Monday shortly before 2:00pm. They were reported to be in trouble about 4.5 miles north of the Lac Labelle boat launch …

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Stabenow Opposes Lake Huron Nuclear Waste Dump Site

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is calling on the State Department to invoke the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 to prevent Canada from building a nuclear waste dump near the Lake Huron shore. Stabenow has introduced legislation mandating the International Joint Commission study the risks to the Great Lakes of the …

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Michigan Tops Nation in Distressed Home Sales

Michigan tops the nation in the number of distressed home sales, according to a new report. Data from the research firm CoreLogic shows 21.4 percent of home sales in Michigan in May were distressed sales, which are transactions involving lender-owned property or a short sale. That’s well above the national …

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Internet Safety and Sexting Move Up List of Child Heath Concerns

A new report shows internet safety and sexting are among the top ten child health concerns. According to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, adult’s rate childhood obesity, bullying and drug abuse as their top three health concerns for kids. Those are the same issues adults …

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MI Gas Prices Rise on Refinery Troubles

Refinery problems at a BP facility in Indiana are already resulting in higher gas prices in Michigan. Gasbuddy.com’s Patrick Dehann says the refinery issue is causing prices to rise and they could go up as much as 30 cents per gallon in the short term. The BP refinery is the …

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Trump In Michigan

Donald Trump brought his campaign to Michigan Tuesday. An enthusiastic crowd of more than 2,000 packed into the Birch Run Expo Center to hear Trump speak. The GOP front-runner talked about bringing jobs back to the U.S., strengthening the military and building a wall along the Mexican/U.S. border to curb …

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