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Election Results

All school district ballot proposals for Hancock and CLK Schools were approved yesterday by wide margins. Here are the full results: An 18-mill, 10-year renewal for CLK Public Schools operations. Yes : 348 No : 81 An 18-mill, 5-year renewal for Hancock Public Schools operations. Yes : 185 No : 43 …

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DNR Educates Students on Wildfire Safety

Members from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in Baraga kicked off their tour of schools in the Upper Peninsula Tuesday to talk about the importance of wildfire safety. The first stop was at South Range Elementary School to teach students about how to calculate adjective ratings, which are used to …

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One Step Closer to Wolf Protection

The Board of State Canvassers certified a second referendum for the November 2014 statewide ballot today, giving Michigan voters the opportunity to protect wolves from trophy hunting. Keep Michigan Wolves Protected initiated two petition drives for the referendum, netting nearly 500,000 voter signatures in the process.KMWP points to multiple DNR …

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Dianda Wants Regulations on MDOT

Representative Scott Dianda has introduced new legislation that will regulate out-of-state travel and the conducting of business by employees of the Michigan Department of Transportation. More specifically, the bill states that MDOT employees shall not use state-owned aircrafts to travel for personal or official state business and shall use video …

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Motorcycle Deaths Up

The number of motorcycle deaths involving riders not wearing helmets in Michigan is up. According to the latest report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, 60 people died in motorcycle accidents in the state in 2013 compared to 55 the year before. Michigan’s mandatory helmet law was changed two years …

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Improving Teacher Evaluations

A Michigan House committee has approved a measure that specifies criteria for evaluating teachers and school administrators. The two bill package, approved on a 9-to-3 vote by the House Education Committee Tuesday, would for the first time include student growth in rating the performance of a teacher. An education advocacy …

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Another GM Recall

Another recall is being issued by General Motors. The automaker says transmission cables in 2007 and 2008 Saturn Aura models can fracture. If the cable were to crack, the car may not be able to shift into park, and vehicle could roll away as the driver exited the vehicle. GM …

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National Bike to Work Week

The Michigan Department of Transportation has partnered with the Department of State to produce a “share the road” video to promote National Bike Month and bicycling safety in general. The 30-second YouTube video shows the wide range of bicyclists everyone must share the road with – from a child in …

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Stockero Named New Superintendent for CCISD

Chassell Township Schools Superintendent George Stockero has been named the new superintendent of the Copper Country Intermediate School District. Stockero says he is very thankful for the opportunity to serve the Copper Country. He adds that he will continue to have an “open door” policy with people who have questions …

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M-26 Construction Project

Details were unveiled yesterday for the three-mile-long M-26 road construction project which will occur in Franklin Township from the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Sixth Street in Dollar Bay. Construction is slated to begin later this month but they have begun relocating utilities like phone lines. From the bridge to …

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