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Michigan officials say over half of Benton Harbor lead lines have been replaced
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State officials announced this week that a major milestone had been reached in the city of Benton Harbor, as more than 50% of the lead lines had been replaced with new copper lines or verified as lead-free. On Tuesday, Michigan…
Planned Parenthood launches gender-affirming care in Lansing, Marquette
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Two Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) health centers launched gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) Wednesday for patients 18 and older. The clinics in Marquette and Lansing will now offer hormone therapy, which includes prescriptions for testosterone, estrogen or testosterone blockers, for…
Here’s How Many People Are Quitting Their Jobs in Michigan
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Tribal citizens brace for trauma, hope for healing with federal report on boarding schools
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A first-of-its-kind federal report published this month on the history of Indian boarding schools signals the “very beginning” of a long national process toward healing deep generational wounds in Michigan and beyond, advocates say. So-called Indian residential schools — in…
Oscoda High School names Top 10 graduates of Class of 2022
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OSCODA — Oscoda Area Schools recently issued a list of the top 10 seniors in academics of the Class of 2022.
Wurtsmith Air Museum opens for the season
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OSCODA — On Saturday, May 21, the Wurtsmith Air Museum, located on Van Ettan St. on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB), welcomed visitors for the 2022 season. The museum’s reopening coincides annually with Armed Forces Day. The museum…
AuSable hires mosquito control contractor
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AUSABLE —In a vote of 6 to 1, with Treasurer Mary Jo Samotis voting no, the AuSable Township Board of Trustees voted to move ahead with contracting with APM (Advanced Pest Management) Mosquito Control at their regular meeting on May…
OHS Class of 2022 participates in commencement ceremony
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OSCODA — Oscoda High School’s (OHS) Class of 2022 seniors, 57 students in total, participated in a commencement ceremony held Sunday in the Oscoda High School gymnasium, with family, friends and other members of the community.
Whitmer issues abortion-related directive to Michigan agencies, departments
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(The Center Square) – An executive directive issued by Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer aims to eliminate any state department and agency barriers to contraception and abortion.
Abbott to restart Michigan baby formula production on June 4
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(The Center Square) – Abbott Nutrition said it plans to restart its baby formula plant in Sturgis on June 4 after a plethora of problems left shelves bare nationwide.
Tawas golf takes second at Husky Invite in Alma
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ALMA — The Tawas Area golf team competed at the Husky Invite in Alma on Friday, held at the Pine River Country Club. The Braves shot a team score of 348, good for second place in the nine team event.
Lady Eagles drop pair of NSL Little Dipper softball games at Hillman
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HILLMAN — The Hale softball team played up at Hillman on Monday, May 16 in a pair of North Star League Little Dipper games. The Lady Eagles came up short in the contests, 17-2 and 19-4. Hillman clinched the Little…
WP softball drops home games with Posen
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WHITTEMORE — The Whittemore-Prescott softball team hosted Posen on Monday, May 16. The Lady Cardinals came up on the short end of both contests though, 21-6 and 17-7.
Oscoda Education Opportunity Foundation awards $74,960 in scholarships to graduating seniors
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OSCODA — On May 18 the Oscoda Education Opportunity Foundation (OEOF) awarded $74,960 to 27 graduating seniors at the Oscoda High School (OHS) Seniors’ Award Night.
Develop Iosco holds second quarter meeting to discuss business in county
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TAWAS CITY — “The employee situation is a crisis.” Mike Nunneley, Associate Region Director for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), told local employers and representatives from local government who came together for the second quarter meeting of Develop Iosco…
Oscoda soccer wraps up regular season with loss at John Glenn
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BAY CITY — The Oscoda soccer team played at John Glenn on Monday, May 16. The Lady Owls struggled in what was their final regular season contest, falling 6-0.
Hale baseball drops pair of games at league champion Hillman
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HALE —The Hale baseball team couldn’t slow down North Star League Little Dipper champion on Monday, April 16. The Eagles, playing on the Tigers’ home field dropped both contests, though scores and stats were not reported for either game.
Whitmer, White House tout Michigan electric vehicle efforts
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Efforts to advance Michigan’s automotive sector in a “pro-climate” direction was the focus of an online discussion Tuesday hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP) featuring Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “The Future of Mobility, From the Midwest to Beyond,” was…
Michigan Votes: April 22, 2022
[[ vote_1_value['cf9ChrTKlmfX'] | number:0 ]] is a free, non-partisan website created by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy to provide concise, non-partisan, plain-English descriptions of every bill and vote in the Michigan House and Senate. This report was released Friday, April 22.
'Click It or Ticket' seat belt enforcement underway
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LANSING – To remind everyone about the importance of buckling up, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) is launching a “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign that runs to June 5.
Massive signature fraud scandal upends Michigan GOP gubernatorial race
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The state Bureau of Elections has recommended that five of the 10 Republican candidates hoping to oust Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should be kicked off the ballot prior to the Aug. 2 primary due to tens of thousands of forged…
W-P to hold commencement Friday
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WHITTEMORE – Commencement exercises will be held at 7 p.m. Friday for the Class of 2022 at Whittemore-Prescott High School.
Consumers Energy Foundation names winners of the Put Your Town on the Map competition
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JACKSON – Michigan communities in Mecosta, Otsego, and Oceana counties are receiving a total of $50,000 through the Consumers Energy Foundation’s 2022 Put Your Town on the Map pitch competition.
ETFD medical first responders reflect on their history during National EMS Week
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EAST TAWAS – From May 15-21, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel were recognized during National EMS Week 2022.
Alcona Health Center has a new home
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OSCODA – It has that “new carpet smell.”