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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan has announced he’s not running for re-election and is getting out of elective politics. Rogers, whose profile has risen significantly as chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, made the announcement this morning. The seven-term congressman says his next job will […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 109th District State Representative John Kivela is praising the passage of Senate Bill 780, which is a supplemental appropriation for the state Natural Resources Trust Fund. The bill contains multiple projects aimed at development and land acquisition in the Upper Peninsula. Included in the measure is funding […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Legislation introduced in Lansing by State Representative Scott Dianda creates early retirement packages to Michigan Department of Transportation employees to trim the ranks at M-DOT and applies those budgeted funds to road surfaces. Dianda says as legislators put together a road funding package, adjustments to current expenditures […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The federal government will recognize some 300 same-sex marriages performed last Saturday in Michigan. Attorney General Eric Holder said the couples will be eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages. In January, he issued the same decision for about 1,300 […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The following school districts and preschools have canceled classes for today  (Friday, March 28th, 2014) due to the inclement weather. Be sure to stay tuned in to SUNNY FM for the  latest closings and weather updates. Gwinn Ishpeming MARESA Negaunee NICE Community Schools North Star Academy-Polaris Republic-Michigamme […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped for the sixth consecutive month in February edging down by one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.7 percent. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, total employment rose by 26,000 in February and the number of unemployed declined slightly by […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A budget subcommittee in the Michigan House has approved a higher education budget in Michigan for next year that increases spending by about 77 million dollars over the current fiscal year. However, it’s five million dollars smaller than what the governor recommended. A proposed amendment to bring […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Governor Rick Snyder says that the 300 or so same-sex marriages that took place in four counties last weekend are legal, however they won’t be recognized by the state. The marriages took place after U.S. district Judge Bernard Friedman struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Negaunee Post responded to an early-morning single-vehicle rollover accident in Marquette County’s Michigamme Township. The accident happened on eastbound US-41 near the Brown Road and was discovered by Troopers around 5:30 a.m. Troopers say they found a 33-year-old Winterset, Iowa woman who was […]

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette man has been sentenced to 5 years in prison for domestic violence. 43-year-old Bradley Hase was sentenced in Federal Court in Marquette to the maximum prison term for domestic assault by an habitual offender. Hase also must serve three years of supervised release following his […]

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