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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A revised plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan as part of the Affordable Care Act has cleared the state House. The measure would bring in 320-thousand more non-disabled adults into Medicaid next year. It will bring on more in subsequent years. The revised version of the plan […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder has signed a $49.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget for the state. The governor was joined by a handful of lawmakers at the signing ceremony yesterday at his downtown Lansing office. The budget is nearly 1 percent bigger than the current year and has […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Rio Tinto Mining Corporation has announced they have reached a binding agreement to sell its Eagle Mine project in Marquette County to a Canadian metals producer. The sale of the operation to Lundin Mining Corporation is for an estimated $325 million in cash. The Eagle Mine features […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The effort in Michigan to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act is moving forward in Lansing. The measure brings in 320,000 more non-disabled adults into Medicaid next year. It will bring on more in subsequent years. A House committee Wednesday approved a revised version […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A group of local construction workers is protesting the hiring policies in place at a construction site in Marquette Township. Protesters gathered today to picket along US-41 near Brickyard Road with signs supporting local workers.  Organizer John Kleiber explained that the construction of the new store, ULTA […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Florida-based company has announced it’s planned purchase of Pioneer Surgical Technology of Marquette. RTI Biologics Inc., a provider of orthopedic and other biologic implants, announced its intent to acquire Pioneer for $130 million in cash earlier today. The new company will have a new name to […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Mich) will announce Friday whether he will seek the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by long-time U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich). The Detroit News reports that a Rogers spokesperson has confirmed the announcement will come Friday, but would […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Prominent tea party activists in Michigan are calling on conservatives to “sit out” the Republican effort to re-elect Governor Rick Snyder, because the governor has pushed hard for the Obamacare-related expansion of Medicaid in Michigan. The governor recently announced he would ask Health and Human Services Secretary […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich) are supporting Governor Rick Snyder’s request of President Obama to approve a disaster designation for 16 Michigan counties affected by spring floods. The Senators submitted a letter of support of the request which is the first step in getting […]

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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Bell Hospital officials say they have received state approval to open a fourth operating room at their Ishpeming facility. Hospital Chief Operating Officer Barbara Larson says due to increases in surgical volumes, Bell submitted a request to the Department of Community Health in Lansing to outfit a […]

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