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Michigan ends prison food contract year after company fined

July 13, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan has terminated a three-year, $145 million contract with Aramark Correctional Services a year after the company hired to feed state prisoners came under scrutiny for unapprove... more »»

Clinton outlines economic priorities

July 13, 2015 By KEN THOMAS Associated Press WASHINGTON — Pointing to the need to boost middle-class wages, Hillary Rodham Clinton is laying out her most concrete vision for the U.. more »»

A push to restore pride in the way Appalachians speak

July 13, 2015 PINEVILLE, W.Va. — In a sparsely populated Appalachian county, the young couple is recounting how they met while a language researcher captures their story with a high-end audio recorde. more »»

Nintendo’s Iwata who led through successes, woes dies

July 13, 2015 TOKYO — Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. more »»

Miss Oklahoma crowned new Miss USA

July 13, 2015 BATON ROUGE, La. more »»

Great Lakes on the rise

July 12, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) — Water levels in Lake Michigan have been replenishing at an unprecedented rate since receding by 4 feet in the late 1990s and hitting a record low two years ago, according to governmen... more »»

County board chair reflects on Indiana dark store legislation

July 12, 2015 MARQUETTE — While communities in Michigan await legislation to address the “dark store” theory of big box property valuations, the state of Indiana has taken quick measures to stop the method of... more »»

Annual Pioneer Days Parade features fun for youngsters

July 12, 2015 Above, members of the Negaunee Little League girls softball team cool the crowd off by squirting them with water during the Pioneer Days Parade Saturday morning in downtown Neguanee. more »»

Parking plan:City looks at lifting space requirements on 3rd street

July 11, 2015 MARQUETTE — Marquette is beginning to look at implementing parts of the Third Street Sustainable Corridor Development Plan with the creation of a bike lane and possibly easing parking requirements... more »»

Lawsuit supported

July 11, 2015 MARQUETTE — State and local officials are lining up in support of the lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s blocking of proposed Marquette County Road 595. more »»

Obama offers change to health care law

July 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hoping to put to rest one of the most difficult disputes over its health care law, the Obama administration Friday unveiled its latest plan to address employers’ religious objections t... more »»

Lost in the wilderness

July 11, 2015 CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Three Midwestern sisters said Friday faith helped them survive for more than four days while lost in a Wyoming wilderness area, and they were grateful searchers didn’t give up. more »»

Fed plans interest rate hike despite concerns over economy

July 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed is on track to start raising interest rates later this year but expressed multiple concerns over headwinds that are still holding back th... more »»

Shakespeare premiere: Festival to open

July 10, 2015 Pictured are photos from rehearsal for Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” this past Thursday at the Presque Isle bandshell. Click on photos for details. more »»

Road commission: EPA arbitrarily objected to road permit

July 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Road Commission announced this morning the filing of a lawsuit challenging the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to block Marquette County Road 595. more »»

Summer forecast for Lake Erie: Another big algae outbreak

July 10, 2015 TOLEDO, Ohio — Lake Erie will see one of the most severe toxic algae outbreaks in recent years this summer, a year after toxins contaminated the drinking water for 400,000 people in northwestern Ohi... more »»

Road commission files suit against EPA

July 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Road Commission and Stand U.P. more »»

Group petitions for moose protection

July 10, 2015 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two groups are seeking federal protection for a subspecies of moose found in the Midwest. more »»

Critics: Bill would weaken rental car, rail safety

July 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — A transportation bill introduced by a Senate committee chairman would allow car rental companies to rent recalled vehicles that haven’t been repaired and eliminate any hard deadline for... more »»

California shark attack rates plunge 90 percent since 1950s

July 10, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Swimmers and surfers today are about 90 percent less likely to be attacked by sharks off California's coast than they were in the 1950s, even though there are hundreds of thousands mor... more »»



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