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Walker promotes tax cuts before vote

May 5, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Republican presidential contender Scott Walker on Monday touted tax cuts to boost the U.S. more »»

Gunman was former target of FBI terror probe

May 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2010, authorities arrested Elton Simpson, one of the two suspected gunmen in a weekend shooting outside a contest in Texas featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. more »»

Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman

May 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14 as the next... more »»

Musical at Bark River-Harris

May 4, 2015 It has been more than 10 years, but students at Bark River-Harris High School are returning to the stage for a musical production of “The Big Bad Musical. more »»

Prop 1, recall on Tuesday ballot

May 4, 2015 ESCANABA — With only hours remaining until polls open across the state, Upper Peninsula residents are preparing to let their voices be heard on the issues facing their local communities. more »»

Plant sale grows into tradition at Bay College

May 4, 2015 ESCANABA — “This is the 15th year we’ve been doing this (sale),” Bay College Biology and Environmental Professor Brian Black said. “It’s hard to believe in a lot of ways. more »»

Winter takes toll on state budgets

May 4, 2015 BOSTON (AP) — Winter’s full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation... more »»

Q&A on Michigan ballot measure

May 4, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of a constitutional amendment that would raise Michigan’s sales tax by 1 percentage point to trigger more money for a deteriorating network of... more »»

Wording of Proposal 1 road funding measure

May 4, 2015 By The Associated Press The wording of Proposal 1, which will be decided in a special Michigan election on Tuesday: A proposal to amend the State Constitution to increase the sales/use tax from 6... more »»

Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event

May 4, 2015 GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad was... more »»

Salmon get new home

May 2, 2015 GLADSTONE — Sixth grade students from the Gladstone Junior High School met at the boat launch on the Escanaba River at Pioneer Trail Park in Gladstone Friday morning to release salmon they had been... more »»

Escanaba murder trial set

May 2, 2015 ESCANABA — With just a week and a half until the murder trial of Kallay Randal Batchelor begins, court rulings were issued Friday allowing specific conversations made between the victim and others t... more »»

Defendants enter pleas in drug cases

May 2, 2015 ESCANABA — To date, seven defendants have entered pleas in court in connection with drug arrests made by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) during a multi-agency execution of... more »»

Two new Upper Hand beers coming

May 2, 2015 ESCANABA — Two new Upper Hand Brewery beers will be heading to bars and restaurants in the Upper Peninsula soon. UPX (7. more »»

Small, midsize SUVs drive US auto sales gains

May 2, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — In April of 2014, the compact Chevrolet Cruze outsold the Equinox midsize SUV by more than a thousand vehicles. A year later, the Equinox trounced the Cruze by nearly 8,000 in sales. more »»

Prosecutor quits over Facebook post

May 2, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan prosecutor’s office says an assistant prosecutor quit after posting on Facebook that people assaulting police officers in Baltimore should be sho. more »»

Going, going, gone!

May 1, 2015 ESCANABA — Spring finally seems to have sprung as grass in the area is turning green and members of the community are moving their activities outdoors. more »»



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