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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Michigan House passed legislation Thursday creating a special designation for military veterans on their state driver’s licenses and state identification cards. The bills are designed to give veterans with proof of an honorable discharge another option to show ID proving they qualify for certain services and […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A new statewide poll shows only 20 percent of the respondents saying they support the idea of teachers carrying guns in classrooms. The poll was conducted by Denno Research for Lambert, Edwards and Associates, a Michigan-based public relations firm. Forty-three percent of the respondents did say security […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A coalition of Northern Michigan University Students is continuing with efforts to gather signatures on a petition to save Michigan Gray Wolves from being hunted. Members of the NMU EarthKeepers II Student Team and the Native American Student Association gathered about 50 signatures from registered voters during an […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Portage Health Board of Directors has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with LifePoint Hospitals. According to a statement released this morning, the proposed partnership will provide Portage Health, based in Hancock, with additional resources to expand the healthcare services provided in […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Wisconsin State Senate has approved a bill overhauling Wisconsin’s mining regulations and eases the regulatory path for an open-pit iron mine to be built just south of Lake Superior. The GOP contends the mine creates hundreds of jobs. Minority Democrats counter the bill relaxes environmental protections […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The winner of a recent Mega Millions jackpot in Michigan is a great grandmother from Houghton County and she went to Lansing yesterday to pick up her winnings. Judy Juntunen of Atlantic Mine was the sole winner of the February 5 Mega Millions jackpot of $19 million. […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s Senior US Senator says he’s working with Senate Republicans on measures that could stave off Federal “Sequester” budget cuts scheduled for tomorrow. Senator Carl Levin says any resolution by the March 1 deadline must include both spending cuts and new revenue, and he proposes closing tax […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Some in Michigan have viewed Governor Rick Snyder as a moderate or centrist, but a new poll seems to say otherwise. The survey, conducted by Lansing-based Denno Research for Lambert, Edwards and Associates, shows 53 percent saying the Governor either leans right or is on the hard […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan is one step closer to having the authority to use a $30.6 million federal grant for its health exchange under the Affordable Care Act. The House Appropriations Committee this morning voted 24-3 in favor of a supplemental appropriations bill for federal funds to help implement a […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A second new copper and silver mine is slated to open in the western Upper Peninsula. The Department of Environmental Quality has approved the final permits for the proposed Orvana Corporation Copperwood copper and silver mine. The department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency required some additional […]

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