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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder today is proposing major reform in Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance law. His proposal calls for a repeal of Michigan’s law that allows for unlimited medical coverage in injuries related to auto crashes. The Governor called for reform of the law in his State-of-the-State address. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate this morning moved into position for a final vote on legislation that would temporarily extend Michigan’s drunken driving threshold at a blood alcohol level of .08. Under the current law, the level declines to .10 on October 1. The proposal before lawmakers, if approved, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The National Weather Service in Negaunee has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Marquette and Baraga Counties and a Winter Storm Warning for the western U.P. in effect from this evening through tomorrow evening. Scattered rain and snow will change over to wet and heavy snow later […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A bipartisan bill to stop air traffic control towers from closing due to sequestration is continuing to gather support in the U.S. Senate. So far, 30 Senators, including Debbie Stabenow of Michigan have signed on to co-sponsor the “Protect Our Skies Act” offered up by Republican Senator […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March declined over the month by three-tenths of a percentage point to 8.5 percent, which is the lowest recorded in the state since mid-2008. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says the state jobless rate in March 2013 was […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The investigation is continuing today after the Saginaw office of U.S. Senator Carl Levin was evacuated Wednesday after a staff member reportedly found what was considered to be a suspicious letter. Law enforcement officials are performing tests on the suspicious letter that was delivered to the Saginaw […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A coalition led by the Michigan Department of Transportation have begun a campaign encouraging motorists to pay attention around highway work zones. Representatives of M-DOT, the County Road Association of Michigan, the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association and the Michigan State Police, gathered on the State Capitol […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State House committee today is considering legislation that changes the requirements under Michigan’s Merit Curriculum law. The current law mandates classes such as Algebra II and a Foreign language. Some lawmakers, and some local school district leaders, say the current law is too inflexible for those […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – There could be extra security on the Mackinac Bridge for the Labor Day walk due to this week’s bombings of the Boston Marathon. The “Petoskey News” reports Mackinaw City Police Chief Patrick Wyman started thinking of possible upgrades to security within minutes of learning of the blasts. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The outlook for tourism in Michigan this year is looking good. The annual Michigan State University Tourism Outlook, released at a tourism conference yesterday in Detroit, says the state should have three percent more tourists this year, and they’ll spend 5.1 percent more than they did in […]

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