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Study Says Michigan Residents Should Buy Local

The state’s largest retailers organization has released a study saying that in 2015, Michigan would gain more than 74,000 additional jobs and nine billion dollars in additional economic activity, if Michigan consumers bought from Michigan retailers instead of over the internet or through the mail. The Michigan Retailers Association study …

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MTU Receives $5 Million Grant

Michigan Tech announced that it has received a $5 million grant that they will use to reform middle school science education. The three-year grant was presented to MTU by the Midland-based Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. The foundation will be funding the Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform …

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New Motor Vehicle Title Database

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is touting a new tool to help fight auto thefts in Michigan. Her office is now participating in a national motor vehicle title database that was created to prevent thefts and protect consumers from title fraud. Michigan has joined Texas and Illinois as the latest …

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Obamacare Running into Issues

The ongoing fight over implementing President Obama’s signature healthcare reform law is in muddy waters. Two federal appeals courts have issued opposite rulings on health insurance subsidies that could impact many low- and middle-income people who bought policies, including more than 270,000 in Michigan. One ruling in Washington, DC rejected insurance …

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Lack of Sleep Study

A new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine finds that the lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory. The study, published online in the journal Psychological Science, found participants deprived of a night’s sleep …

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Burglaries Down in MI

Michigan State Police say burglaries were down statewide last year. During 2013, there were just under 54,300 reported burglary offenses in Michigan, 15 percent lower than the previous year. July and August have the greatest number of burglaries with over 4,000 each month last year. Overwhelmingly, items targeted by home …

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MTU Teaching How to Make 3-D Printers

22 high school teachers from all across Michigan, including two from Houghton High School, are building their own 3D printers at Michigan Tech this week. During the 3-day workshop, the teachers will build and learn to use open source 3-D printers, which they will take back to their schools. The …

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U.P. Legislators Hold Town Hall Meeting

Energy efficiency. Education. The meth epidemic. Those were some of the topics discussed at the town hall meeting for the U.P. legislators yesterday at Calumet High School. Representative Scott Dianda hosted the event and was joined by Sentor Tom Casperson, Representative John Kievela and Representative Ed McBroom. Dianda says it …

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MTU Receives Grant for Science Education

A team of university and public school educators in Michigan say they know what’s wrong with middle school science education. And, with a $5 million, three-year grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, they intend to develop and test some solutions. The Herbert H. and Grace A. …

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Wilson Man Get Five Years for Assault

An Upper Peninsula man will spend the next five years in a federal prison for beating his live-in girlfriend last year. A U.S. District Court judge in Marquette handed down the 60-month sentence to 23-year old Peter Meshigaud of Wilson after he plead guilty in April to domestic assault, habitual offender. …

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