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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The effort in Michigan to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act is moving forward in Lansing. The measure brings in 320,000 more non-disabled adults into Medicaid next year. It will bring on more in subsequent years. A House committee Wednesday approved a revised version […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A group of local construction workers is protesting the hiring policies in place at a construction site in Marquette Township. Protesters gathered today to picket along US-41 near Brickyard Road with signs supporting local workers.  Organizer John Kleiber explained that the construction of the new store, ULTA […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Florida-based company has announced it’s planned purchase of Pioneer Surgical Technology of Marquette. RTI Biologics Inc., a provider of orthopedic and other biologic implants, announced its intent to acquire Pioneer for $130 million in cash earlier today. The new company will have a new name to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Mich) will announce Friday whether he will seek the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by long-time U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich). The Detroit News reports that a Rogers spokesperson has confirmed the announcement will come Friday, but would […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Prominent tea party activists in Michigan are calling on conservatives to “sit out” the Republican effort to re-elect Governor Rick Snyder, because the governor has pushed hard for the Obamacare-related expansion of Medicaid in Michigan. The governor recently announced he would ask Health and Human Services Secretary […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) are supporting Governor Rick Snyder’s request of President Obama to approve a disaster designation for 16 Michigan counties affected by spring floods. The Senators submitted a letter of support of the request which is the first step in getting […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Bell Hospital officials say they have received state approval to open a fourth operating room at their Ishpeming facility. Hospital Chief Operating Officer Barbara Larson says due to increases in surgical volumes, Bell submitted a request to the Department of Community Health in Lansing to outfit a […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder’s Office of Constituent Services is bringing its mobile office hours to the Central U.P. this week. Staff will meet with residents to answer questions, provide information and assistance, and take suggestions related to government issues affecting the state. Representatives of the office will be […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Area Community Schools Board of Education is holding a special meeting tonight to select an interim District Superintendent. At tonight’s session, the Board will be accepting the resignation of current Superintendent Kimberly Tufnell, effective June 30th.  The Board will then appoint an interim Superintendent for […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The City of Marquette and the Downtown Development Authority have released an update on the construction on East Washington Street. Work is continuing on the project, with completion estimated for late June. The DDA says crosswalks are being poured this week and will take about a week […]

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