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Gov’t shutdown, health bill at stake in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a partial federal shutdown this weekend, a major hurdle overcome when President Donald Trump signaled he would put off his demand that the measure include money to build his border wall with ...

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Firefighters and Flapjacks

Patricia VanEnkevort | Daily Press From left, Brian Nelson, Christopher Germain, and Taylor Whale of the Ford River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department serve breakfast at the department’s pancake breakfast and bake sale Sunday at the Ford River Township Hall. The event is held twice a year ...

Cocaine, cash seized in arrests

ESCANABA — A Bark River man and an Escanaba woman were recently arrested on cocaine charges after a concerned citizen tipped police the couple appeared intoxicated and were getting into a vehicle in Escanaba. Cody Edwin Clausen, 25, of N19132 County Road 551, Bark River, and Whitney Jean ...

Sexual assault case sent to circuit court

ESCANABA — A 17-year-old Gladstone male remains lodged in Delta County Jail following his arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor, according to police and court records. Jared Scott Grenier, of 708 Delta Ave., Gladstone, was arrested on two felonies in connection with a Feb. 25 ...

Mental health groups fear privatization

LANSING (AP) — Community mental health groups fear their funding and management could be transferred to private insurers under a budget proposal that emerged in the past week. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services’ budget plan suggests it would align with ...

Municipalities’ fiscal outlook called gloomy

LANSING (AP) — Eight years into Michigan’s economic recovery, the fiscal outlook is still unnerving for municipalities seen as ill-equipped to withstand the next recession. Despite continued job growth and record auto sales, the state’s per-capita personal income lags the national ...

Mich. Lt. Gov. Calley signals gubernatorial bid

LANSING (AP) — Lt. Gov. Brian Calley signaled his candidacy to be Michigan’s next governor today, launching an online ad in which he touts Republican-passed right-to-work and tax laws and talks about having an autistic daughter. The ad and a new website hint at a May 30 announcement, ...

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Members of Carney-Nadeau Wolf Robotics are pictured along with the awards they won this year. The team will complete their first year participating in FIRST Robotics at the world championship in St. Louis, Mo. next week, where they will compete with the Gladstone and Bark River-Harris teams.

Robotics teams off to top tourney

ST. LOUIS — Several local robotics teams will be heading to St. Louis, Mo., for the FIRST Robotics World Championship next week. The event will run from April 26 to April 29. One team from the Upper Peninsula that will be attending this competition is Gladstone’s BraveBots. By the end of ...

Suspect cleared to stand trial

ESCANABA — A 21-year-old male from New Mexico — accused of attempting to rob a Mexican restaurant in Escanaba while armed with a gun and a club last year — was recently found competent to stand trial. Alejandro Castillo, homeless, was arrested on one count of assault with intent to ...

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Brady to announce ­congressional run

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University professor Dwight Brady will formally declare his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat on Monday, April 24, at 3 p.m. at the Marquette County Courthouse. “We need representation from someone who is actually from ...

Trump to young illegal immigrants: ‘Rest easy’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The ...

In these undated photos from 2016, a Grand Canyon National Park employee operates a drone at the park. The Grand Canyon is the only national park with its own fleet of unmanned aircraft for reaching people who have gotten lost, stranded, injured or killed. Under a program that began last fall, it has five drones and four certified operators. (Brandon Torres/Grand Canyon National Park via AP Photo)

Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

PHOENIX (AP) — The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission. The Grand Canyon is the only national park with its own fleet of ...

Trump promises tax reform package

WASHINGTON (AP) —President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump says the plan will result in tax cuts for both individuals and businesses. He ...

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Roses from Rotary

Jordan Beck | Daily Press Members of the Escanaba Rotary Club took part in the club’s annual rose program Thursday, in which the club and individual members give roses to residents of area nursing homes. Above, Rotary member Maria Maniaci, left, gives a rose to Bishop Noa Home Senior ...

What if? Emergency plan put to test

ESCANABA — About 100 emergency responders and representatives of other local organizations took part in a tabletop exercise at Bay College Thursday morning to discuss a hypothetical emergency scenario on the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River. During the exercise, attendees ...

Children’s Fun Fest is Saturday

ESCANABA— Kids and their parents will be able to enjoy games, crafts and have the opportunity to walk away with some free books during the annual Delta-Schoolcraft Great Start Collaborative Children’s Fun Fest at the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba Saturday. The free event is scheduled from 10 ...

Trial set for man accused of thefts from home

ESCANABA — A local handyman who is accused of stealing from a home he was working on in Escanaba last year, has opted to be tried by a jury, according to Delta County Circuit Court. John Paul Larson, 35, allegedly stole an estimated $2,500 in change and a $350 television sometime between ...

Esky council approves equipment purchases

ESCANABA — The Escanaba City Council approved purchases of equipment for the electric and water departments and hired firms to inspect power poles and analyze groundwater during its regular meeting Thursday. The electric department was granted approval to purchase a 2017 Hitachi compact ...

Lakestate marks Earth Day with open house

ESCANABA — Lakestate Industries will be celebrating Earth Day Saturday with an open house at its recycling center, located at 5701 19th Ave. N., Escanaba, from 8 a.m. to noon. The event will feature tours of the recycling center. Attendees will learn what products can be manufactured with ...