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Pickford Teen Dies from Crash Injuries

A Pickford teenager has died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash on Saturday. Chippewa County Sheriff’s deputies say a car driven by 18-year-old Joshua Patrick Goodell drifted off the side of M-48 southeast of Pickford around 3:30 in the morning, and hit a culvert. The impact threw the …

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DNR Recruiting Conservation Officers

The application window is now open for the next Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officer academy. Conservation officers are certified police officers with authority to enforce all of Michigan’s laws. They focus on laws related to fish and wildlife, state parks, trails and forests, and outdoor recreation activities. They …

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SCOTUS Overturns Michigan Gerrymandering Order

A federal appeals court order that some of Michigan’s legislative districts be redrawn has been overturned by the United States Supreme Court. Writing for the 5-4 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts didn’t clear Michigan Republicans of unfairly setting the boundaries of nearly three dozen districts to give their party the …

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Flags at Half Staff as Milliken Mourned

Flags at Michigan state facilities will remain at half staff through November 1st in honor of the late former Governor William Milliken. Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered that the observance run 14 days – one day for each year Milliken served as governor. Milliken passed away Friday at his home in …

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Counseling Bill Breezes Through State Senate

Michigan’s 10,000 Licensed Professional Counselors will be able to continue their practices under legislation that unanimously passed the Michigan Senate yesterday. The measure to assure that LPCs would be able to continue to counsel patients had unanimously passed a House vote last week. At issue were new guidelines from the …

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No Change in Michigan’s Unemployment Rate

Michigan’s unemployment rate held steady in September. Seasonally adjusted figures released by the state’s Department of Management and Budget pegged the rate at 4.2 percent. That’s seven-tenths of a point above the national average, and three-tenths of a point higher than a year ago. Statistics used were collected before the …

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“Raise the Age” Bill Heads to Governor

In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Michigan House and Senate have both overwhelmingly passed legislation that will raise the age at which defendants are treated as juveniles from 16 to 17. Michigan is one of only four states in the nation which has been lumping 17-year-olds in with adult …

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State, Unions Reach Tentative Labor Deal

Seven unions that represent state workers have reached tentative deals for new contracts. Reports indicate that the agreements call for three percent salary increases in each of the next two years, with no increases in employee health insurance contributions. A state spokesman said specifics won’t be released until after the …

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