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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers says he is disappointed in President Obama’s trip to the Middle East. The Michigan Republican told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” yesterday that Obama was too vague about America’s position on the violence in Syria. He said the president squandered a […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Congress is now on Easter break, but not before approving a continuation budget for the current fiscal year last week, and two differing budgets for Fiscal 2014. Before leaving for a two-week break, the US House and Senate approved a plan to keep government operating until October […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has confirmed that she will not run for U.S. Senate when Democrat Carl Levin of Detroit retires at the end of 2014. On Friday, Granholm, an instructor at the University of California Berkeley, thanked friends for all of the encouragement on the […]

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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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