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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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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State House committee has advanced legislation that would provide $21 million state dollars for emergency dredging in Michigan waterways. The House Appropriations committee approved the funding Wednesday for public harbor spending at 49 locations statewide. The money would come from dollars available in the General Fund […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Legislature is moving quickly in the effort to spend 21 million state dollars on emergency dredging in Michigan waterways. The House Appropriations committee approved the public harbor spending at 49 locations statewide Wednesday morning.  State House Republican Joe Haveman calls it a “necessary step to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Troopers and detectives from the Michigan State Police, Munising Detachment investigated a Home Invasion and Armed Robbery incident which occurred Tuesday morning at approximately 5:30 at a residence on County Road 440 in Autrain Township. Alan Myron, 19 of Alger County, was assaulted and rendered incapacitated at […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Fire fighters were called out to a house fire Tuesday night in Sawyer. Forsyth and Sands Township Fire Departments got the call just after 9 p.m. An apparent grease fire was contained to the kitchen in the house but the rest of the home suffered from smoke […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Area Public Schools are seeking to renew their operational millage that expires in 2014. Proposal A, passed in 1994 and accounting for up to one third of the operating budget, allows school districts to charge up to 18 mills on all non-homestead properties. The millage […]

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