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Escanaba Officials Oppose Connecting Power Line

A proposal to run a power transmission line across the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Lower Peninsula and Upper Peninsula is drawing the ire of at least one U.P. Community. Escanaba City Councilwoman Pat Baribeau says the bill ignores the western U.P.’s connection to Wisconsin power providers. Escanaba Mayor …

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Women Must Be Notified Of Dense Breast Tissue

Beginning Monday, women in Michigan will get more information about their breast cancer risks. Governor Rick Snyder signed a law in January making Michigan the 25 state to require that women are notified if their mammogram finds they have dense breast tissue, which make it more difficult to spot a …

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Bill Would Allow Community Colleges To Offer Certain 4-Year Degrees

State lawmakers are considering legislation to open the door for community colleges in Michigan to offer four-year degrees in certain disciplines. The bill would allow community colleges to offer the degrees in programs such as ski area management, wastewater treatment and nursing. Supporters of the measure say community colleges offer …

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