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Keweenaw Young Professionals Introduce New Social App

The Keweenaw Young Professionals are inviting the community to get in on the ground floor of a new social app called Gather KYP will be hosting a special meet-up at The Continental Fire Co tomorrow starting at 6 p.m. The group says they will now be able to connect in …

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Gas Prices Jump Up

A new Triple-A Michigan survey shows that motorists are paying nearly a quarter more per gallon, on average, at the gas pump this week but the current statewide average of $2.96 per gallon is still about 97 cents less than this same time one year ago. Of the cities surveyed …

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Constitution Education Debated

The Michigan Senate has approved bills that supporters say are designed to make sure Michigan students are properly taught about major historical US documents, such as the Constitution. But approval didn’t come until after some heated debate. One part of the Republican sponsored package emphasized certain amendments of the Constitution, …

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Snyder Backs Phosphorus Runoff Reduction In Lake Erie

Governor Rick Snyder is backing an effort to reduce phosphorous and other nutrient runoff into Lake Erie. The Governor was speaking at the opening of this year’s Leadership Summit of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers over the weekend. The runoffs are considered fuel for harmful algal …

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Lawmaker Says Insurance Companies To Cover Wigs For Sick Kids

A state lawmaker wants insurance companies to treat sick children who have lost their hair the same way as someone who lost an arm or leg. Representative Sarah Roberts plans to introduce legislation that would require insurance policies to cover wigs for children under the age of 19 who suffer …

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Emergency Contact Information Could Be Added To ID’s

Emergency contact information could be included on the back of your Michigan driver’s license or ID card under a bill awaiting a vote in the State House. The information would be encrypted and could only be read by police officers or emergency medical personnel by running it through a computer. …

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ACLU Set To Fight Faith-Based Adoption Law

The ACLU of Michigan may challenge a bill the governor recently signed into law allowing faith based adoption agencies to turn away parents if they don’t match up with the agencies religious beliefs. Attorney Brooke Tucker says the new law should be challenged immediately. Tucker says adoption agencies that don’t …

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Special Education Survey Available

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley is asking parents to fill out an online survey sharing their experiences in Michigan’s special education system. Calley is looking for ideas to help build proposals to improve special education since testifying in December against changes being put before lawmakers at the time. His office says …

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Blue Alert Bill Under Consideration

The Michigan House is considering a bill to create a Blue Alert in the state. It’s similar to an Amber Alert, which sends out a notice that a child has been abducted. The Blue Alert, however, lets people know a police officer has been killed or hurt and there could …

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