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State unemployment rate down slightly in February

March 24, 2016 MARQUETTE — Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February edged down by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4. more »»

Panel cites many state errors, intransigence on Flint crisis

March 24, 2016 LANSING— The lead contamination of Flint’s water is “a story of government failure, intransigence, unpreparedness, delay, inaction, and environmental injustice,” according to a task force created by... more »»

Alabama governor denies affairs but notes he made remarks

March 24, 2016 MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley admitted on Wednesday that he made inappropriate remarks to a top female staffer, but he denied accusations that he had a physical affair. more »»

Survival strategies

March 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — The words “stay back” echoed through the halls at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Skill Center Tuesday evening as several women participated in a Rape Aggression Self-Defense... more »»

PWPL, Marquette Township talks continue

March 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — Though it took no formal action, the Peter White Public Library Board on Tuesday expressed its support for an old, unsigned services contract as the basis for a new agreement with... more »»

Speaker talks neuroscience of addiction and recovery

March 23, 2016 MARQUETTE — While rates of addiction and overdose deaths are exploding across the country, the science behind addiction — and its impact on the brain — is doing the same, according to recovery... more »»

Cruz’s comments after attack criticized by Muslims, others

March 23, 2016 DEARBORN — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s call for increased surveillance in Muslim neighborhoods following the deadly bombings in Brussels drew sharp rebukes from Muslim Americans and civil... more »»

MSHS to pilot late start option

March 22, 2016 MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School will roll out a pilot late start program for interested juniors and seniors next fall, allowing them to opt to start and end school about an hour later if... more »»

Education central to reducing poverty

March 22, 2016 MARQUETTE — Michigan needs to reinvest in public education in order to lift people out of poverty, according to John Austin, president of the Michigan Board of Education, where he has served since... more »»

UPAWS awarded state animal shelter grant

March 22, 2016 LANSING — About $135,000 in funds donated by taxpayers who checked a box on their state income tax forms will go to 23 registered animal shelters throughout the state. more »»

100 and counting

March 22, 2016 Erna Letz of Republic is celebrating her 100th birthday today. Letz was raised in Detroit and attended the Detroit schools. Her husband was a World War II veteran who flew gliders. more »»

Celebrate the U.P.!

March 21, 2016 BARAGA — Local land conservancies, the wolf/moose populations on Isle Royale and Keweenaw geohistory were just some of the topics covered at the annual Celebrate the U.P. more »»

Skulls, pelts and tracks, oh my!

March 21, 2016 BARAGA — Celebrate the U.P.! attracted a variety of conservation speakers for adults, but children were exposed to nature as well. more »»

New bill sets 6-month window to collect ballot signatures

March 21, 2016 LANSING — Michigan lawmakers are pushing to require that all signatures for a statewide ballot initiative be collected within a six-month period, a move that would stymie marijuana and anti-fracking... more »»

Buffs boost black swallowtail as best bet for state butterfly

March 21, 2016 ANSING — The black swallowtail would flit over Michigan as the official butterfly of the state if recently proposed legislation is approved. more »»

City service center site prep costs increase

March 20, 2016 MARQUETTE —The Marquette City Commission recently authorized spending more than $80,000 for additional work related to the site of the new Municipal Service Center. more »»

Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics

March 20, 2016 Paula Vincent, a Special Olympics athlete in alpine skiing, takes her dive into the icy waters of the special pool set up at Marquette Mountain Ski Area Saturday for the annual Michigan Law... more »»

Celebrating quilting

March 20, 2016 MARQUETTE — Sisters Aurora Stull, 10, and Mariah Fortin, 13, spent Saturday afternoon selecting patches and color schemes, stitching, ironing and stitching some more, learning the meticulous craft o... more »»

Obama begins historic trip to Cuba today

March 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will open a new era in the United States’ thorny relationship with Cuba during a history-making trip that has two seemingly dissonant goals: locking in his softer... more »»



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