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Health care spending likely to speed up

September 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s respite from troublesome health care inflation is ending, the government said Wednesday in a report that renews a crucial budget challenge for lawmakers, taxpayers,... more »»

Preschools latest to take on green movement

September 4, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three-year-old Clara Centola seems unconcerned by the adults around her as she works at a mini-kitchen, deciding which cloth-toy fruits and vegetables to serve her imaginary... more »»

Judge: Teachers can exit union anytime

September 4, 2014 LANSING (AP) — A labor judge has ruled that Michigan’s largest teachers’ union should let members drop out at any time. more »»

Michigan lottery

September 4, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — These Michigan lotteries were drawn Wednesday: Poker . . . . JH-JS-7D-2H-10H Midday Daily 3 . . . . . . . 6-9-7 Midday Daily 4 . . . . . 0-1-6-4 Daily 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . more »»

Police probe incident in Esky

September 3, 2014 ESCANABA — Crime lab technicians from the Michigan State Police Forensics Unit were at an Escanaba residence collecting evidence at the scene of an on-going investigation this morning. more »»

Arrest made in Escanaba slaying

September 3, 2014 ESCANABA — Escanaba Public Safety officers have made an arrest in the slaying of an Escanaba female early this mornin. more »»

Prison term given in extortion case

September 3, 2014 ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was sentenced Tuesday to up to 20 years in prison on charges of extortion and computer crime for threats he made against his estranged wife during their divorce. more »»

Being Fancy

September 3, 2014 Tiaras, boas, and beads were all essential parts of the plan as children participated in a “Fancy Nancy” party at the Escanaba Public Library on Friday. more »»

Man faces assault charges

September 3, 2014 ESCANABA — A 37-year-old Escanaba man was officially charged Tuesday with 10 counts — including two counts of felonious assault and five counts of resisting police — in connection with a domestic... more »»

Will U.P. have a warm fall?

September 3, 2014 ESCANABA — While the Upper Peninsula’s summer was cooler than usual in 2014, above-average temperatures are expected for this fall, Dave Petrozich, forecaster for the National Weather Service’s... more »»

US says beheading video authentic

September 3, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Wednesday that a video showing the beheading of a second U.S. journalist by Islamic State militants is authenti. more »»

Polar vortex linked to melting sea ice

September 3, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. more »»

Pure Michigan’ launches fall ad campaign

September 3, 2014 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The "Pure Michigan" advertising campaign has launched new television, radio and billboard ads for the fall season. more »»

U.P. Craft Beer Week now underway

September 3, 2014 A Pint Above, Inc announces the third annual U.P. Craft Beer Week is taking place on Sept. 1, through Sept. 6, culminating in the Michigan Brewers Guild’s U.P. Fall Beer Fest in Marquette. more »»

School Days

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Chili Challenge almost here

September 2, 2014 ESCANABA — Food lovers rejoice, the United Way of Delta County Soup’r Chili Challenge is just around the corner. The annual event will take place Tuesday, Sept. more »»

Seventh Honor Flight on Thursday

September 2, 2014 MARQUETTE — On Thursday, Sept. 4, the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight will be flying its seventh mission. In its first six missions, U.. more »»

Bait dumping offers invasive species path to Great Lakes

September 2, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species — including widely feared Asian carp — to reach the Great... more »»

Robot joins governor for Mackinac Bridge Walk

September 2, 2014 ST. IGNACE (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have taken part in the Labor Day walk across the Mackinac Bridge and they were joined by one robot. Gov. more »»

No human cases of West Nile in Michigan

September 2, 2014 EAST LANSING (AP) — West Nile virus, an annual health threat for more than a decade, so far hasn’t been detected in Michigan residents, likely because of a cool summer, an expert says. more »»



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