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Bill to speed tax cut for cars buyers up for vote

LANSING (AP) — Michigan senators are poised to vote to more quickly phase in a tax break for people who trade in their car for a new one. A 2013 law lets buyers subtract some of the value of their trade-in from the purchase price of a new vehicle for tax purposes. The change is being phased ...

McConnell confident of Gorsuch confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A showdown loomed over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Tuesday as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to more than 25. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Gorsuch would be confirmed next week regardless of the Democratic ...

Spring brings increased fire danger

ESCANABA — In the Upper Peninsula, the arrival of spring typically coincides with an increase in wildfires. Jay Osterberg, a forest fire officer with the DNR’s Escanaba Management Unit, said this year’s wildfire season is expected to be a particularly busy one. “Historically, the ...

Gladstone budget down to wire

GLADSTONE — Split over whether or not to approve a controversial millage, the Gladstone City Commissioners voted Monday to once again postpone the approval of a city budget until just hours before the April 1 deadline. Commissioner Joe Thompson was absent Monday, leaving the remaining four ...

Man charged in St. Ignace homicide

ST. IGNACE — The St. Ignace City Police Department has released the name of a man who confessed to allegedly killing a relative Saturday morning in St. Ignace. Jacobb Floyd St. Andrew, 21, of St. Ignace, went to the Mackinac County Sheriff’s office lobby Saturday and told a deputy that a ...

State, Flint to replace 18,000 water lines

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan and the city of Flint agreed Monday to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit by residents over lead-contaminated water in the struggling community. Flint will replace at least 18,000 lead or galvanized-steel water lines by ...

GOP divided over new course after health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Still reeling from last week’s House health care debacle, Republicans are pivoting to tax cuts and other issues but remain riven into factions and all over the map about how and when to return to their marquee pledge to eviscerate former President Barack Obama’s 2010 ...

White House eyes $18B in social program cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure, and community development grants. Like President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget, which was ...

Trump takes aim at efforts to curb global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to ...

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes acknowledges he went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in “incidental” ...

Emotional welcome for Jets

POWERS — It was an emotional homecoming for the North Central boys’ basketball team Saturday night as it brought home the Class D state championship trophy for the third consecutive year. The Jets earned the title in a 78-69 victory over the Buckley Bears at Michigan State University’s ...

Dark store fight back in Lansing

LANSING (AP) — Municipalities that are collecting substantially lower property taxes than they used to from big-box stores must overcome opposition from business interests and their allies in the Legislature to tilt the tax assessing system back in favor of local governments. The retailers ...

Program puts books on school buses

CARNEY— The Carney-Nadeau School District and the Menominee County Library have teamed up in a unique way of getting kids in grades K-12 to read while on their rides on the school bus with the Books on the Bus program. Carney-Nadeau Principal John Eichhorn said the program kicked-off last ...

Schumer seizes on Trump offer to work with Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama’s health care ...

Bridge replacement to begin next month

ESCANABA — The U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River will be replaced by a project that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will undertake this year and the next. MDOT Communications Representative for the Superior Region Dan Weingarten said that an informational meeting ...

DDA considers moving office

ESCANABA — The Downtown Development Authority continues to seek public input on whether or not the DDA office should be moved from its current location downtown to office space available at city hall. The move is being considered as a cost-savings measure mainly due to $14,000 in roof ...

Man pleads guilty in robbery case

ESCANABA — A co-defendant in an armed robbery at an Escanaba hotel last summer, entered a plea in Delta County Circuit Court on Friday. Tristen Lee Snow, 18, is one of four Escanaba males arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the Quality Inn and Suites on Aug. 15 when two masked ...

Norbert E. Schultz

HERMANSVILLE — Norbert E. Schultz, 77, ­Hermansville, passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a defeat for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh ...

Bingo Mania winners announced for February

ESCANABA — Daily Press Bingo Mania winners for February are Raymond Swanson, of Gladstone, with his single bingo. He received $50. John Coolman, of Gladstone, received $100 for his two or more bingos. Mark Mineau, of Gladstone, received $200 for his blackout bingo. Look in today’s Daily ...