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Email Scams Target Google & Gmail Accounts

The Better Business Bureau in Michigan has issued a warning about phony messages sent to your Google or Gmail accounts. One of the phony messages says “You have exceeded your email limit quota.” Another tells you that “you have a deferred email.” The text is hyperlinked in both, implying that …

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More Claims Approved In GM Victims Compensation Fund

The General Motors victim compensation fund has approved three new death claims in the past week. That brings the total so far to 45.  Additionally, there have now been 67 injury claims approved, nine more than a week ago.  All of the claims are linked to accidents caused by a …

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New Laws Address Transportation & Education Issues

Governor Rick Snyder has signed 21 bills focusing on various transportation-and education-related issues across Michigan. The bills range from fighting cyberbullying to streamlining regulations for professional development to making sure veterans attending community college have access to benefits. Snyder also signed additional bills designating memorial roads and highways across the …

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“Right To Work” Subject Of Oral Arguments

The Michigan Supreme Court took oral arguments Tuesday on whether 50,000 state government civil servants are subject to the state’s Right to Work law. The employee unions claim that the state constitution gives the power to the Civil Service Commission to set conditions of employment and therefore Right To Work …

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Study Focuses On Sales Tax Proposal

A new study from a Michigan State University political scientist says that even though the ballot proposal to raise the sales tax a penny may have growing support among elected officials and interest groups, it may still be in trouble. Matt Grossman, in an article published in the journal Politics …

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Emergency Traffic Not Affected By Bridge Closure

Saturday night’s closure of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge may simply be inconvenient if you’re hoping to grab a late night hamburger…but what if you are faced with a real emergency? With the two closest hospitals both located on the north side of the canal…Houghton Emergency Measures Coordinator Jack Dueweke …

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Community Gets Behind HEET Effort

Houghton County is one of 50 semifinalists for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a nationwide competition challenging communities across the USA to reduce energy consumption. The community which most drastically reduces energy consumption will be the winner of a $5 million dollar prize. A celebratory kickoff/announcement is being held today …

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Houghton County Board Meeting Recap

The Houghton County Board of Commissioners chose Albert Koskela to serve a two-year term as board chairman at its organizational meeting Tuesday night. Koskela, who has served previously as board chairman, will be joined by Tim Palosaari as vice-chairman. Palossari’s term is for one year. Kim Stoker of WUPPDR gave …

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Gremlins Mercy Miners – Wednesday Sports Wrap

Click on the highlighted scores for full stories. High School In high school hockey last night… – Houghton blanked Negaunee 8-0. – Hancock built a 4-0 lead early in the second period… then gave up six consecutive goals, and lost to Kingsford 6-4. Five of the Flivvers’ goals came in …

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U.P. Power Solution Announced

A breakthrough has been announced that could moderate the anticipated increase in electrical rates in the Upper Peninsula. State officials today revealed a four-step plan that they say will provide more stable rates, and create new generation points in the U.P. The first step is an agreement in principle for …

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