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Fight continues over nursing degrees in state of Michigan

October 5, 2015 LANSING — A disputed education bill would allow Michigan’s community colleges to compete for the same nursing students who would otherwise enroll at a traditional four-year program in the state. more »»

House GOP in turmoil with new uncertainty in speaker race

October 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are in upheaval as their front-runner for speaker faces fresh opposition and conservatives push to postpone leadership elections. more »»

FALL Splendor

October 4, 2015 MARQUETTE — Due to the Indian summer experienced throughout much of September, many Upper Peninsula residents have been left to wonder when — if at all — they might see the fall colors peaking this... more »»

Backers ask for vote on repeal

October 4, 2015 LANSING — The best chance advocates have to save a Michigan law that promises better wages on public works projects is if Republican legislators ignore a petition initiative and instead let voters... more »»

Murder suspects expected in court later this month

October 4, 2015 MANISTIQUE — Two men accused of killing three people in Schoolcraft County are scheduled to have preliminary examinations later this month, but the mental health of both men is still under... more »»

AP analysis: Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge

October 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Volkswagen’s pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an... more »»

Ex-lawmakers sued by former aides for retaliation

October 4, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Two conservative former Michigan lawmakers who had an extramarital affair and attempted to conceal it have been sued by former aides. The Detroit News and MLiv. more »»

RISING to the occasion

October 3, 2015 Marquette Senior High School cheerleader Ashley Chaudier gets tossed by her teammates during the homecoming pep rally on Friday at MSHS. Marquette played Kingsford Friday evening at William R. more »»

Johnson takes helm

October 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — Marquette’s SmartZone, Innovation Marquette Enterprise Corp., recently appointed Ray Johnson as its new CEO. more »»

Rates to rise slightly

October 3, 2015 NEGAUNEE — Residents of Negaunee will see a slight increase in their water and electric rates, and rising costs for some recreation on city property, according to the 2016 fee schedule. more »»

Bush, Clinton display the political divide over gun control

October 3, 2015 By BILL BARROW and SERGIO BUSTOS Associated Press GREENVILLE, S.C. more »»

Joaquin batters Bahamas; fate of cargo ship uncertain

October 3, 2015 By BEN FOX Associated Press ELEUTHERA, Bahamas — Hurricane Joaquin destroyed houses, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across the Bahamas on Friday, and the U. more »»

New royalty crowned for homecoming

October 3, 2015 Above, area schools crowned homecoming kings and queens this week. In the photo at left, Courtney Finnila and Benjamin Luke are the homecoming queen and king of Negaunee High School. more »»

Guilty as charged

October 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — Steven Scott Zintman was found guilty on charges of first-degree murder and arson of a dwelling in Marquette County Circuit Court Thursday. more »»

State House approves bill to parole inmates after minimum sentence

October 2, 2015 LANSING — The Michigan Parole Board would have less leeway to keep certain prisoners locked up past their minimum sentence under legislation approved Thursday to curtail prison spending by at least... more »»

BLP wants new facility, rate increases

October 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power is exploring the possibility of constructing a new electric generation facility near its Wright Street office complex. more »»

NMU receives windfall from state pension system

October 2, 2015 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University was refunded about $9 million as a result of an error in billings by the Michigan Public State Employees Retirement System that occurred over the past nearly... more »»

$9 million returned to NMU due to error in MPSERS billing

October 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University was returned funds of about $9 million as a result of an error in billings by the Michigan Public State Employees Retirement System that occurred over the... more »»

Sides rest, jury deliberates in case

October 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — The prosecution and defense rested their cases Wednesday in the murder and arson trial of Steven Scott Zintman, with the defendant waiving his right to testify. more »»



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