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House ties school truancy to cash assistance

March 27, 2015 LANSING (AP) — A Michigan Human Services Department policy of requiring school attendance for families receiving cash assistance would become law under a bill that passed the House on Thursday. more »»

State picks companies for $103.7M school test deal

March 27, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Michigan authorities have picked two companies for a three-year, $103. more »»

Authorities go after crooked car deals in crackdown

March 27, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, the government said Thursday. more »»

iPads at Library

March 26, 2015 more »»

Escanaba adds days to school year

March 26, 2015 ESCANABA — Because of the number of snow days taken this winter, Escanaba students will have days added to the current school year. more »»

Robotics competition starts Friday

March 26, 2015 ESCANABA — This Friday and Saturday, high school robotics teams from throughout Michigan will gear up for the FIRST Robotics District Event in Escanaba. more »»

14 arrested in Escanaba drug bust

March 26, 2015 ESCANABA — Fourteen drug suspects from Escanaba were scheduled to be arraigned in court today in connection with multiple investigations into the sale and distribution of a prescription pain... more »»

Theft sends man back to prison

March 26, 2015 ESCANABA — A 25-year-old Escanaba man who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $5,000 from a local funeral home will return to prison. more »»

Superior Trade Zone approved

March 26, 2015 LANSING — A regional economic development zone has officially been approved in the central Upper Peninsula, announced the Michigan Strategic Fund Board this week in Lansin. more »»

Snyder may be presidential hopeful

March 26, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is fighting for one more accomplishment before deciding whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination: Michigan’s largest tax increase in decade. more »»

7 charter school authorizers no longer at risk of suspension

March 26, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s top education official notified seven charter school authorizers Wednesday that they are no longer at risk of losing their ability to charter new schools, crediting them fo... more »»

Women in the Arts

March 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Bay College’s Women in the Arts speaker series continued Tuesday with a presentation from Black Iris Studio tattoo artist Jacqueline Beach about women’s role in the history of tattoo art. more »»

Escanaba schools plans for 2015-16

March 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Escanaba Area Public Schools has begun planning ahead for the 2015-16 school year, creating tentative organizational plans for staffing using estimated budget projections. more »»

City hopes to restore downtown buildings with recent certification

March 25, 2015 ESCANABA — Escanaba will be looking to restore a few downtown buildings as part of a certification the city recently earned, making it eligible to receive grants and technical assistance for... more »»

Wisconsin state trooper killed, bank robbed

March 25, 2015 FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. more »»

Shipping season resumes on upper Great Lakes

March 25, 2015 SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Another cargo shipping season is underway on the upper Great Lakes. The navigational lock complex at Sault Ste. more »»

Endangered bird species to return to Great Lakes

March 25, 2015 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A wildlife expert says one of the state's endangered species will soon return to Michigan after spending winter in a warmer climate. Vince Cavelieri of the U.S. more »»

State House GOP calls for savings from health department merger

March 25, 2015 LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s House signaled Tuesday it won’t try to block the proposed merger of the state’s Community Health and Human Services departments but will seek cost savings as a result. more »»

Wellness Fair

March 24, 2015 more »»



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