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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A University of Michigan economist says consumer confidence reached its highest level in six years in July. Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, said this was the third consecutive month that consumer confidence has been higher than in any prior month […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Fundraising by Michigan’s top 150 state political action committees increased by nearly 11 percent since January, compared to the same period in the previous election cycle. That translates to more than 9.5 million dollars, according to the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, a watchdog of political spending and […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A State Senate committee today may vote on a measure allowing animal adoption centers and shelters in the state to have free use of the Michigan State Police’s criminal history database to check on people who have a history of abusing animals. Specifically the bill allows non-profit […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The labor union representing Michigan corrections officers is expected to file a class-action lawsuit today against the state, because the state discontinued paying officers for pre-shift meetings as well as the time between clocking in and the time they arrived at the work site. Mel Grieshaber of […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Representative John Kivela of the 109th District hosted the Michigan House Democrats’ Education Task Force in Marquette today. The task force held its fifth meeting today at Marquette City Hall at the City Commission Chambers. Lake Superior State University President Anthony McLain discussed his experience in […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette City Commission is voting tonight on the hiring of extra legal counsel to respond to a tax valuation challenge by Marquette General Hospital. The agenda item comes after officials with MGH requested a state tax tribunal hearing disputing the tax valuation placed on the hospital’s […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash yesterday in Marquette township that sent two people to the hospital. The accident happened around 7:30 pm at the east end of the Northwoods Road when a 2005 Subaru, driven by Linda Dishno, 42, failed to yield […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Police at the Sault Ste. Marie Post are reporting a fatal traffic accident Saturday in Chippewa County. The accident happened near 12 Mile Road in Dafter Township when a vehicle, driven by 30-year-old James Thompson of Sault Ste. Marie, went out of control, left the roadway, […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates increased in all of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in June. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget, total employment and labor force levels advanced seasonally in most regions over the month. The Ann Arbor area had the state’s […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Cliffs Natural Resources is reporting a decline in revenues for the second-quarter of the year. Consolidated revenues of $1.5 billion decreased $91 million, or 6%, from the previous year. The lower revenues were driven by decrease in global iron ore pricing and an increase in cost of […]

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