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City may hire state lobbyist

January 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette is considering contracting a consultant to lobby legislators and other state officials in Lansing on behalf of the municipality. more »»

Obama moves on gun control shows limits of acting alone

January 5, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s do-it-himself plan for keeping guns away from those who shouldn’t have them falls far short of what he’d hoped to accomplish through legislation after a massacr... more »»

Highlights at a glance

January 5, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing a series of executive steps aimed at curbing gun violence, including broader background checks and the hiring of additional specialists to... more »»

Missing Hong Kong bookseller’s wife drops official police report

January 5, 2016 HONG KONG — The mystery surrounding five missing Hong Kong booksellers known for titles banned in mainland China deepened after one purportedly wrote a letter saying he was fine and helping with an... more »»

Iranian president criticizes Saudi Arabia over severing ties

January 5, 2016 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia cannot “cover up” its crime of executing a leading Shiite cleric by severing diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic, even as... more »»

Man found deceased in burning house; autopsy scheduled for Tuesday

January 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — Emergency personnel discovered the body of a deceased Marquette man while fighting a residential house fire on East Ohio Street Sunday morning. more »»

Lakeview Arena competes for ‘Kraft Hockeyville USA’

January 4, 2016 MARQUETTE — Online nominations for the “Kraft Hockeyville USA” title opened late last week, as communities around the country compete for a grand prize of $150,000 in ice arena upgrades and the... more »»

Auto insurance, energy top Cotter’s 2016 agenda

January 4, 2016 LANSING — Kevin Cotter has four chief priorities as he prepares to lead a temporarily smaller but more unified Republican caucus into his second and final year as House speaker, and an overhaul and... more »»

Bill Clinton to stump for his wife, bringing old controversy

January 4, 2016 KEENE, N.H. — Bill Clinton is back on the presidential campaign trail — and so is his baggag. more »»

Eagle dies

January 3, 2016 HARVEY — The Chocolay Raptor Center tried in vain to help nurse a sick bald eagle back to health, but there’s a larger issue here. more »»

Veto for bill restricting ballot info?

January 3, 2016 By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING— Lawmakers’ unexpected vote to block school districts and municipalities from informing the public about local ballot measures within two months of an... more »»

States plan renewed debate on LGBT rights, religious freedom

January 3, 2016 By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. more »»

Area under weather advisory

January 3, 2016 By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The National Weather Service in Negaunee Township has issued a lake effect advisory for today through 7 a.m. Monday. more »»


January 2, 2016 Clockwise from top: Residents from across the Upper Peninsula make their way to downtown Marquette for the annual New Year's Eve ball drop, packing the intersection of Front and Washington streets. more »»

Stricter ban on pay-or-jail?

January 2, 2016 By ED WHITE Associated Press DETROIT— The Michigan Supreme Court is proposing a rule that would strengthen the ban on sending poor people to jail if they can’t afford to pay fines. more »»

President Obama explores unilateral steps on gun control

January 2, 2016 By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press HONOLULU—President Barack Obama is looking for ways to keep guns out of the hands of “a dangerous few” without depending on Congress to pass a law on the fraught... more »»


December 31, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Circuit Court Room was filled to standing room only capacity Wednesday afternoon for the investiture of Karl A. Weber as judge of the 96th Judicial District Cour. more »»

Minimum wage rises

December 31, 2015 LANSING— Michigan workers making the minimum wage will get a 35-cents-an-hour raise starting Friday. The state hourly minimum is rising from $8.15 to $8.50. more »»

LSSU releases list of banned words

December 31, 2015 DETROIT— So a university has decided, without holding a presser, that about a dozen words and phrases are problematic and should be banned from everyday use — and there are no plans to walk it back... more »»

Cinder Pond Marina building nears completion

December 31, 2015 MARQUETTE — Though its completion date was originally expected today, construction will likely last a couple more weeks on the Cinder Pond Marina Harbor Service Building in Marquette’s Lower Harbor. more »»



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