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Michigan woman, 115, is world’s oldest person

April 7, 2015 INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A 115-year-old Detroit-area woman is listed as the world’s oldest living person following the death of a 116-year-old Arkansas woman. more »»

More join state’s robotics craze

April 7, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — An increasing number of students from Michigan’s most financially strapped urban school districts, including Detroit and Flint, are joining robotics teams because local universities... more »»

Medicare bill helps doctors and kids, but deficit foes cool

April 7, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say bipartisan legislation reworking how Medicare pays doctors is a milestone toward curbing the huge, growing benefit program. more »»

The Hunt is On

April 6, 2015 The New Life Assembly of God Church in Escanaba was packed Saturday morning as a free community Easter egg hunt took place. more »»

Local jobless rate declines

April 6, 2015 ESCANABA — The jobless rate has declined both in the local area and the Upper Peninsula, according to statistics released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget. more »»

Voter forum planned for Gladstone city races

April 6, 2015 GLADSTONE — A candidate forum featuring candidates for the Gladstone City Commission will be held on Wednesday, April 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gladstone City Hall, 1100 Delta Ave, Gladstone. more »»

Most of $1.2B in new funds would go to local roads

April 6, 2015 LANSING (AP) — If voters agree to raise taxes for Michigan’s deteriorating road and bridge system, 61 cents of every dollar would go to local agencies that say the money could gradually restore road... more »»

Wording of Michigan’s Proposal 1

April 6, 2015 By The Associated Press The wording of Proposal 1, which will be decided in a special Michigan election on May 5: A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6... more »»

Congressional oversight needed on Iran nuclear deal

April 6, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says Congress will exercise its “rightful role” to scrutinize and approve any agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program in... more »»

Health law bumps up tax refunds for some; others take hit

April 6, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds — hundreds of... more »»

Good Friday Services

April 4, 2015 Members of the community gathered to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ during Good Friday services. more »»

Science, math programs get boost, funding

April 4, 2015 ESCANABA — Greater opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs will soon be available to students at Escanaba Junior and Senior High School. more »»

Esky native Beaumier donates $1 million for NMU center

April 4, 2015 MARQUETTE — Dr. John Beaumier, a retired orthopedic surgeon and Northern Michigan University alumnus, has committed $1 million to the NMU Foundation for the future Beaumier Alumni Welcome and U.P. more »»

Hiring slowdown: Employers added just 126K jobs

April 4, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A weakening U.S. more »»

Crews rescue students from Lake Superior

April 4, 2015 MARQUETTE (AP) — Authorities say they have rescued two Northern Michigan University students from an ice floe in Lake Superior off the coast of Marquett. more »»

Group files lawsuit to overturn wildlife act

April 4, 2015 LANSING (AP) — A group opposing wolf hunting has filed a lawsuit in the Michigan Court of Claims to overturn the state’s Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. more »»

DNR: Safety prevents brush fires

April 3, 2015 ESCANABA — Spring is here and with it comes yard work and the burning of brush — but without proper precautions a brush fire can become a dangerous and out-of-control blaze. more »»

Esky man to face jury trial in CSC case

April 3, 2015 ESCANABA — A 55-year-old Escanaba man, arrested on a criminal sexual conduct charge, will be tried by a jury in Delta County Circuit Court this summer. more »»

Study being conducted on potential downtown projects

April 3, 2015 ESCANABA — A third-party report on potential historical development projects in downtown Escanaba is expected to be completed by next month at no cost to the city. more »»



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