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Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, California’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Proponents of same-sex marriage are celebrating a pair of rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court in their favor. In two 5-4 decisions, the high court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and a challenge involving California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Susan Horowitz, an activist […]

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Mich Charter Schools Score High in Nation

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan charter schools are among the top performers in the nation, according to a new report. The study by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University shows that Michigan charter schools averaged in the top half of charter schools in 25 states for both […]

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US Brand Tops Cars.com “Most American” List

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – For the first time in five years, an American brand vehicle has topped the Cars.com annual “Most American” list. Ford’s F-150 regained the honor, dethroning the Toyota Camry, which topped the list for the last four years. Cars.com Editor-In-Chief Patrick Olsen says Ford’s top ranking is a […]

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Grants Available for Mich Community Volunteer Organizations

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Local organizations across Michigan are being encouraged to apply for federal grants to sponsor programs geared toward senior volunteers. The Corporation for National and Community Service will award $14 million in grants nationwide to city and county governments, organizations, nonprofits and other groups that sponsor Retired and […]

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DNR to Host Open House Tonight About Forest Management

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Department of Natural Resources is hosting an open house today focusing on proposed forest management treatments for the Baraga unit, which includes Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. The open house is set for 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Baraga Operations Service Center on […]

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Police Patrols Increase on M-123

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan State Police at the Sault Ste. Marie Post will be adding road patrols aimed at stopping aggressive driving on M-123 in Chippewa and Luce Counties during the summer travel season. The increased patrols will focus on safe driving enforcement during this tourist season with the goal […]

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Once-Extinct Mammal Returns to Mich Lower Peninsula

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Fishers have returned to the Lower Peninsula. Not the ones with a fishing rod and tackle box, but rather the furry, midsized, long-bodied member of the weasel family. The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed that fishers, which vanished from Michigan in 1936, have come back. The […]

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Mich Senate Under Pressure to Interrupt Vacations, Vote on Medicaid Expansion

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Democrats are putting pressure on Republicans to cut short their summer vacations and come back to work. Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer says she and her colleagues will be at the Capitol on July 3 and ready to vote on a Medicaid expansion. Now she’s urging […]

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Gun Manufacturers Lured to Michigan

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An effort is underway in the Upper Peninsula to lure a gun manufacturer to the state. State Senate Republican Tom Casperson of Escanaba says he has been in talks with gun companies on the east coast to move their production into the State of Michigan.  He also says Michigan is in the running to lure […]

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Calumet Woman to be Tried for Writing Bad Checks

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Copper Country woman who was previously arrested on parental kidnapping charges will be going to trial on other issues in Houghton County Circuit Court. Christina Stark, 32, of Calumet is scheduled to have a four day trial in October for five counts of Uttering and Publishing […]

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