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Program Seeks To Inspire Kids To Stay In Involved In School

A new statewide program focuses on inspiring kids in grades four through eight. The Michigan Department of Education says the Student Inspiration Project recognizes the need for more engagement in classrooms. It’s designed to help motivate students to fully engage in their education before they enter ninth grade. The Project’s …

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Bill Gives H.S. Graduates STEM Endorsement

High School graduates could get a special STEM endorsement on their diploma under a measure before a state senate committee in Lansing. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM classes are different in that they allow students to work more directly with materials. And senate Republican John Proos …

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Peters Focusing On Pay Differentials

Michigan’s Junior US Senator says he’s working on legislation in Congress to close the gap on a pay differential for those in the military and support homeless veterans, among other benefit services. Detroit US Senate Democrat Gary Peters says his effort to bring equality to military pay involves creating a …

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Bill Further Regulates Transportation-Related Companies

Legislators in Lansing may soon resume work on a bill that puts new regulations on transportation-related companies like Uber. Critics of such for-hire transportation firms say it needs regulations like limousines and similar services are regulated, in order to provide safety for riders. Those in the industry say there’s already …

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Former Hancock Mayor, Houghton Businessman Passes

  Former Hancock mayor and longtime Houghton businessman Dan Lorenzetti passed away on Thursday. Lorenzetti grew up in Quincy, studied at Suomi College and Northern Michigan University, and spent 10 years as an educator in the state of Wisconsin. He returned to the Copper Country in 1978 to take over …

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No More Long Closures On Lift Bridge–But Project Continues

MDOT update: Long closures over but Portage Lake Lift Bridge project continues    April 3, 2015 — Major mechanical work on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge and the accompanying long bridge closures are over, but the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) cautions motorists that ongoing maintenance work will continue to impact …

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