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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Flooding continues to affect significant parts of lower Michigan today, as overflowing rivers continue to rise. The problem was worsened by severe thunderstorms moving through the region on Thursday. Thousands lost power in southeastern Michigan, and many residents continue to be in the dark. In Grand Rapids, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette Area Public School officials say a sidewalk construction project has begun this week on Mesnard Street that will impact traffic flow for the remainder of this school year to the Bothwell Middle School. To help with traffic flow and safety issues, all parents are being asked […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder today is proposing major reform in Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law. His proposal calls for a repeal of Michigan’s law that allows for unlimited medical coverage in injuries related to auto crashes. The Governor called for reform of the law in his State-of-the-State address. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate this morning moved into position for a final vote on legislation that would temporarily extend Michigan’s drunken driving threshold at a blood alcohol level of .08. Under the current law, the level declines to .10 on October 1. The proposal before lawmakers, if approved, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The National Weather Service in Negaunee has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Marquette and Baraga Counties and a Winter Storm Warning for the western U.P. in effect from this evening through tomorrow evening. Scattered rain and snow will change over to wet and heavy snow later […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A bipartisan bill to stop air traffic control towers from closing due to sequestration is continuing to gather support in the U.S. Senate. So far, 30 Senators, including Debbie Stabenow of Michigan have signed on to co-sponsor the “Protect Our Skies Act” offered up by Republican Senator […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March declined over the month by three-tenths of a percentage point to 8.5 percent, which is the lowest recorded in the state since mid-2008. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the state jobless rate in March 2013 was […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing today after the Saginaw office of U.S. Senator Carl Levin was evacuated Wednesday after a staff member reportedly found what was considered to be a suspicious letter. Law enforcement officials are performing tests on the suspicious letter that was delivered to the Saginaw […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A coalition led by the Michigan Department of Transportation have begun a campaign encouraging motorists to pay attention around highway work zones. Representatives of M-DOT, the County Road Association of Michigan, the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association and the Michigan State Police, gathered on the State Capitol […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State House committee today is considering legislation that changes the requirements under Michigan’s Merit Curriculum law. The current law mandates classes such as Algebra II and a Foreign language. Some lawmakers, and some local school district leaders, say the current law is too inflexible for those […]

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