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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Senate adjourned Thursday for a two-week break from Lansing, without voting on legislation that would appropriate federal funds for a state-federal partnership on a health care exchange,where consumers can comparison shop for health insurance, connected to the Affordable Care Act. Senate Republican Leader Randy Richardville […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan Legislature Thursday gave final approval to a bill that spends $21 million for emergency dredging in at least 49 harbors and bays where water levels are hampering ships and recreation watercrafts because water levels are at record lows. The measure was approved overwhelmingly by both […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A state lawmaker is proposing banning minors in Michigan from using tanning beds. House Democrat Jim Townsend of Royal Oak said his legislation is patterned after the way Michigan prohibits stores from selling cigarettes to minors. It would make it a misdemeanor for a tanning salon owner […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The identification of the person killed in an accident involving two passenger vehicles and a semi truck has been released. Thomas Swift, 73, of Escanaba was killed in the accident that occurred Wednesday just after 8 p.m. at the intersection of US-2/41 and M-35 and South Hill […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates rose in all of Michigan’s major labor market areas in January. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget says employment and labor force levels fell seasonally in all regions over the month. The Ann Arbor area had the state’s lowest jobless rate […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Former Central Michigan University professor William Merrill faces at least five years in prison after pleading guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Bay City to receiving child pornography. Under a plea agreement, federal prosecutors dropped a second count of the same charge and a count of […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation authored by U.S. Senator Carl Levin improving funding for maintenance of the nation’s harbors was included this week in a water resources bill approved by a Senate Committee. The text of the Harbor Maintenance Act, which Levin introduced earlier this year, was included in the Water […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan DNR Fisheries Division has released the final version of a new five-year strategic plan. Officials say the plan will be used to guide future management activities of the division in managing the various components of the state’s fisheries. The plan was developed through a process […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Two downstate Bay City residents have been arraigned in connection with an armed robbery and home invasion that happened last week in Alger County. 29-year-old Richard Anthony VanPelt and 20-year-old Samantha Jo Menerey appeared today in 93rd District Court in Alger County. VanPelt was charged with 1st […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Natural Resources Commission has requested that the DNR prepare a formal recommendation regarding a wolf hunting season in Michigan. When wolves were recently classified as a game species, the NRC directed the DNR’s Wildlife Division to undertake a multi-level approach to developing a recommendation on whether […]

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