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Bill Protects Servicemembers During Custody Battles

The state Senate Thursday unanimously approved legislation that would ensure active-duty military parents are not punished for not appearing in court over custody disputes while serving overseas and that they would retain custody as long as the child is in a safe environment. The measure would mandate that – unless …

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Eliminating February Elections Considered

A state House committee has approved a package of bills designed to save local communities money by eliminating February elections where turnout is often low. Representative Lisa Posthumus Lyons, Republican chair of the House Elections Committee, said the bills started out last term as simply stating an increase in a …

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Breast Milk Bank Proposed

Got milk? For those who don’t, one Michigan lawmaker has introduced legislation that calls for a government-regulated non-profit breast milk bank. State Representative Erika Geiss says a breast milk bank is a place where mothers who are nursing can donate their excess milk. The Taylor Democrat believes breast milk donated …

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Judges To Get Pay Increase

The state Senate has approved a bill that would give Michigan judges their first pay increase in 15 years. Currently, the salaries for judges of the state’s Court of Appeals, circuit court, probate court and district court are based on a percentage of the salary paid to a justice of …

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“Electronic” Proof Of Insurance Bill Passes House

The Michigan House Thursday passed a measure to allow drivers to present “electronic” proof of insurance during a traffic stop, instead of being required to have a paper copy of it. The bill is the result of complaints from some insured motorists who say they’re penalized just because they forgot …

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Bill Would Penalize Welfare Recipients For Truant Children

The state House has passed legislation that would cut off welfare to families with a repeatedly truant child. The bill would codify a policy already used by the Department of Human Services that allows families removed from assistance to reapply after a child attends school for 21 days. Bill sponsor, …

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Houghton City Council Meeting Recap 3-25-15

The City of Houghton is pleased with the job City Manager Eric Waara has been doing.  So much so, they gave him a raise following a very favorable review of the manager’s first year. Mayor Pro-Tem Robert Megowen said Waara has done well filling the shoes of long-time city manager …

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31 Backpacks To Prepare Food Bags For Spring Break

For many children in the Copper Country, the meal they get at school is the only one they get for the day. So, when there is no school, such as on weekends and holidays, those children simply go hungry. With 9 days off coming up for Spring Break, 31 Backpacks …

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Keweenaw Job Fair April 7th

Michigan Works!, Finlandia University, and The Finlandia CEO Club will be hosting the second annual Keweenaw Job Fair in a little under two weeks. The job fair will be held at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock on Tuesday, April 7th from 11am to 2pm. The fair will feature regional …

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Two Companies Graduate SmartStart

SmartStart, MTEC SmartZone’s entrepreneurial coaching program, continues to create local jobs by launching high-tech startups. Life Cycle Solutions, LLC, and PublicWorksTraining.com are the most recent graduates of SmartStart. They join other growing companies enjoying the benefits of MTEC SmartZone, which provides access to affordable office space, business counseling, networking, and …

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