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Special Guest for Parade of Nations

The 25th annual Parade of Nations celebration at Michigan Tech is two weeks away and a special guest will be speaking at the event. Arun Gandhi, grandson of legendary civil rights activist Mahatma Gandhi, will give a public talk about the lessons he learned from his grandfather on September 12th …

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Bill Seeks to Expemt Parents, Teachers from Sales Tax

In an effort to bring down the price of school supplies, a state lawmaker is proposing a school supply tax holiday. House Republican Joe Graves of Genesee County says his proposal will give both parents and teachers a break from paying Michigan six percent sales tax on essential school supplies …

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Road Salt Prices Expected to Increase

If this upcoming winter in the Copper Country is anything like last year’s, it’s going to have a bigger effect on your money. The County Roads Association of Michigan says the price of salt has risen steadily over the past decade while revenues have been on a downward slide. The …

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Holiday Weekend Driving Enforcement

Law enforcement officers from 150 local police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police are continuing stepped up drunk driving and seat belt enforcement through the Labor Day holiday weekend. The federally funded extra patrols are part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which began August …

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Schauer Accused of Finance Violation

The Michigan Republican party is accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer of violating state campaign finance laws. The GOP complaint, filed with the Department of State, charges that the Schauer campaign violated Michigan’s Campaign Finance Act by supporting Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Lisa Brown’s activities. Brown’s campaign committee recently paid …

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Gays Seek Civil Rights Protection

The gay community has been hoping for a vote in Lansing to add sexual orientation and gender identity protections to Michigan’s civil rights law, but it’s yet to be determined whether that vote will happen. Those in the LGBT community would like to see movement on the legislation extending the …

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Houghton City Council Meeting Recap

The Houghton City Council has updated many of their policies, including a couple at last night’s meeting. Yesterday, the council approved a few changes to the city’s purchasing policy for municipal employees. City Manager Eric Waara says he decided that the changes be made so that the city’s purchasing policy …

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Will Go To Trial

The case involving the death of two Copper Country residents in a motorcycle accident in Ishpeming back in June will go to trial this fall. 64-year-old Gary Kappler of Ahmeek and 52-year-old Diane Palosaari of Mohawk were on their motorcycle on U.S. 41 when a Ryder truck driven by 19-year-old …

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Kuopus Sentenced in High Speed Chase

A Houghton County man will spend about eight months in jail for his role in a high-speed chase. 26-year-old Travis Kuopus of Laurium has been sentenced to 12 months in jail, with credit for 129 days served. He’ll also have to spend three years on probation. Kuopus pleaded guilty last …

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House Approves Wolf Legislation

The Michigan House of Representatives gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill titled the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. In a 65-to-43 vote, the measure would put decisions on game species in the hands of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission. The voter initiated proposal would also effectively keep …

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