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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Even though Saint Patrick’s Day is behind us, police across the state continue an extra effort to combat drunk driving in Michigan. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, says officers from 155 agencies in 26 counties will remain on patrol through Monday, April 8, in response […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan House may soon vote on legislation requiring a person to pay restitution to the state for illegally killing, possessing, buying or selling an antlered white-tailed deer with a “gross score” of more than 100 inches (based on antler measurements). This would be in addition to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – SUNNY 101.9 WKQS, operated by Great Lakes Radio, Inc., a family owned broadcast group of five radio stations based in Marquette, was honored this week by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB) at its Broadcast Excellence Awards ceremony in Lansing, MI. The MAB Broadcast Excellence Awards program […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – As parties are getting underway today for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, police from 155 agencies in 26 counties are stepping up drunk driving enforcement through April 8. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says St. Patrick’s Day, NCAA basketball tournaments and spring break for high […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A two-bill legislative package unveiled yesterday in Lansing is calling for adjustments to the Michigan Merit Curriculum that would give high school students more career and vocational training education options. The bills are authored by 108th District State Representative Ed McBroom of Vulcan, and 97th District State […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 110th District State Representative Scott Dianda and 109th District Representative John Kivela are supporting legislation introduced in the House Committee on Natural Resources changing the DEQ’s dredging permit process. The legislation reduces the permit fee, from the current $1500 to $50, for dredging material from Great Lakes […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Education Association (MEA) is calling on state lawmakers to take up and pass legislation that would close a loophole in Michigan’s gun law that allows a concealed weapons license holder to openly carry a gun in gun-free zones such as schools. Citing a string of […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A state House committee has approved a controversial bill that would prohibit all local governments in Michigan from requiring employers to provide a certain amount of paid or unpaid time off. Republican sponsors say the bill is to prohibit local city officials from requiring employers to offer […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new statewide poll says that local government leaders in Michigan appear to be more likely to trust residents than their residents trust local government. The survey was conducted by the University of Michigan. Fifty-three percent of the the local leaders responding to the poll say they […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation has been introduced in Lansing that could require welfare applicants and recipients to pass drug tests before they could obtain benefits. The state House Families, Children and Seniors committee on Wednesday discussed the Republican-sponsored bill to establish a “suspicion-based” substance abuse screen and testing for those […]

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