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Celebrate Labor Day

September 1, 2014 Happy Labor Day! Given the holiday, I thought it would be appropriate to write a column highlighting the Marquette/Alger Community Labor Council. more »»

Nintendo launching ‘amiibo;’ Fiat-Chrysler deal still on course

September 1, 2014 ‘amiibo’ on the way LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to “amiibo. more »»

Old town, new digs: Vegas’ storied Sahara reborn and transformed

August 25, 2014 LAS VEGAS — The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable... more »»

Teams carry each other

August 25, 2014 You’ve often read about what I think the West End does well and pulling together might be the first thing on that lis. more »»

New technology could have helped make facts clearer

August 25, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown’s last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri is prompting calls for more officers to wear... more »»

White collar crimes: Looking to get lighter sentences for some

August 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. more »»

Young pros making mark

August 18, 2014 You may feel like you’ve been seeing a lot of activity from local young professionals lately, and that is because you have. more »»

Police to citizens: Be extra careful with your Tweets

August 18, 2014 SEATTLE — Police in Washington state are asking the public to stop tweeting during shootings and manhunts to avoid accidentally telling the bad guys what officers are doin. more »»

US stocks: Bucking turmoil weighing on global markets

August 11, 2014 NEW YORK — A burst of buying Friday in U.S. stocks defied slumps in other markets and offered hope for investors shaken by geopolitical turmoil. Major U.S. more »»

Waggoner Ranch, among US’ largest, listed for sale

August 11, 2014 FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — One of the largest ranches in the U.S. more »»

Pew: Split views on robot employment in years up to 2025

August 11, 2014 WASHINGTON — In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. more »»

Ishpeming VFW Post 4573: Playing key role in west-end community

August 4, 2014 ISHPEMING — For decades, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW, has been a driving force in ensuring that veterans of war and families of veterans are well taken care of. more »»

Academy develops leaders

August 4, 2014 In this day and age, it’s vital for communities to have involvement from leaders and individuals to ensure a successful, thriving and enjoyable place to work and liv. more »»

GM boosted sales in June by giving discounts to dealers

August 4, 2014 (AP) — As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls. more »»

Champion Sport and Bait: Serving the needs of western Marquette Co.

July 28, 2014 CHAMPION — Filling a real need in the western Marquette County area: That is the goal of Champion Sport and Bait. more »»

Rave Run coming up

July 28, 2014 ISHPEMING — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring you this summer’s newest race: The Northern Lights Rave Run 5K and Kids’ 1K. more »»

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

July 28, 2014 MIAMI (AP) — Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. more »»

Finlandia University: Now offering two creative tuition initiatives

July 21, 2014 The same school who earned press nationwide in 2009 when it introduced “Campus and Community: Together for Good,” its unique partnership with Hancock Public Schools, is once again at it this year... more »»

An LSCP update

July 21, 2014 Although hard to believe, we are already over halfway through 2014. more »»

Microsoft cutting 18,000 jobs; shows possible job trend

July 21, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows... more »»



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