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Tackling Drug Abuse in Michigan

Michigan is one of six states chosen to participate in a program designed to reduce prescription drug abuse in the US. The announcement was made Tuesday by the National Governor’s Association. The Michigan Department of Community health will spearhead Michigan’s’s role in the year-long Policy Academy on Reducing Prescription Drug …

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MTU Alumni Honored

At its last meeting, Michigan Tech’s Board of Control bestowed the Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction on two distinguished alumni and longtime supporters of Michigan Tech: David House and Richard Henes. The Melvin Calvin Medal of Distinction is awarded to individuals associated with the University who have exhibited especially distinguished …

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Trolley Tours at the Carnegie Museum

Dr. William Sproule from Michigan Tech and author of Copper Country Streetcars, will lead a tour of the historic Houghton County Traction Company. Tours will board the Red Jacket Trolley at the Carnegie Museum on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00, which includes refreshments at …

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Peregrine Falcons Leaving Nest

The trio of peregrine falcon chicks at the Houghton-Hancock Lift Bridge are starting to leave the nest. The Michigan Department of Transportation installed two nest boxes, one each on the north and south bridge towers, in spring 2012 and a pair of peregrine falcons showed up the next spring. The …

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Miss Houghton County Fair Deadline

The deadline for candidates in the Miss Houghton County Fair Queen pageant has been extended to this Thursday July 31st. Candidates must be girls between the ages of 16-18, who live in Houghton or Keweenaw Counties. Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 are offered. Fair dates are August 21-24.For …

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No Disaster Relief from FEMA

The federal government says there wasn’t enough winter damage in Northern Michigan for a disaster declaration from FEMA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the state submitted damages of $10.1 million, with the threshold for a disaster declaration being $13.7 million. Up to $6 million in state aid could be …

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Political Fundraising Increases

While a recent report says the US economy is bouncing back somewhat, it can’t compare to the increase in political fundraising involving candidates in Michigan. Those running for the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives have reported raising more than 20 million dollars so far this election cycle, according to …

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No Appeal from Raise Michigan

It appears that those pushing for a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour for all workers including “tipped” employees in Michigan, will not challenge last week’s state Board of Canvassers ruling that bars their proposal from the ballot. The attorney for the group calling itself Raise Michigan will recommend …

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Aspirus To Host “Big Latch On” Event

Aspirus is trying to break a world record and they need help. Nursing moms are invited to get together with other moms at the Aspirus Houghton Clinic this Saturday to help break the world record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously. The “Big Latch On” event is held every August …

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Child Molester Receives Federal Charges

A former Kincheloe man has been charged by a federal grand jury in Marquette for allegedly molesting a child. 61-year-old Tommy Cain was arrested this week in Battle Creek. Cain is charged with five counts of Sexual Abuse by Threat, one count of Abusive Sexual Contact by Threat, and six …

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