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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder and two Republican legislative leaders are “crunching the numbers” on a plan that would eliminate the 6 percent sales tax on gasoline and possibly expand the sales tax on services. That would make up the lost dollars for schools and revenue sharing if the […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An association of Zoological parks in Michigan is opposing legislation authored by an Upper Michigan lawmaker, pending in Lansing, that would allow public contact with black bears that are up to nine months in age and weigh up to 90 pounds. The bill, by State Senator Tom […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation has been approved by a State House committee to require a state to provide a “veteran” designation on driver’s licenses or State ID cards, if the vet requests it. State House Democrat George Darany of Dearborn says businesses increasingly are offering special discounts and reduced rates […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The DNR is reminding Upper Michigan anglers that mandatory ice shanty removal deadlines are approaching, and that regardless of date, shanties must be removed as soon as the ice is unable to safely hold them. On Michigan-Wisconsin boundary waters, ice shanties must be removed by midnight of […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Volunteer Coordinators of Marquette County are accepting nominations for the 2013 Marquette County Outstanding Volunteer Awards. The awards are given annually to individuals and an organization to acknowledge their commitment to serving their communities through volunteerism. All volunteers in Marquette County are eligible for several categories […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – An autopsy was performed yesterday in Marquette as part of the investigation into the death of a Marquette County man. State Police from the Negaunee Post responding to a report of a missing person complaint found the body of 56-year-old Samuel Longtine of Skandia on Wednesday morning. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The battle continued in Lansing yesterday over a proposal by an Upper Michigan lawmaker that would limit the power of the Department of Natural Resources to unilaterally manage parts of state forests under the effort to promote plant and animal biodiversity. Landowners for years have complained that […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – M-DOT and the Michigan Fitness Foundation say Norway Elementary School will receive a $4,989 mini-grant to develop a weekly Walking School Bus program. Participating students will receive pedometers and water bottles while route leaders will use reflective vests and safety signs to provide extra visibility. Students who […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State House committee has approved legislation overhauling Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield. The measure converts the Blues into a nonprofit mutual insurance company. The bills do not include language restricting abortion coverage to only insurance riders, despite support of that language by Michigan Right to Life. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A recall is being issued for certain 2013 model year Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger sedans. The Auburn Hills-based automaker says they have discovered a problem with the fuel tank control valves on approximately 16 vehicles. Chrysler is recalling over 1,900 vehicles built last fall to check […]

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