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Bill shielding donors to nonprofits gets OK

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LANSING (AP) — A bill moving forward in Michigan’s Legislature is designed to keep secret the identity of donors who give money to nonprofit groups, including organizations involved in elections. Such groups running issue ads already do not have to disclose their donors. But the ...

Mich. Senate OKs extension of abortion telemedicine ban

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LANSING (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Senate voted Thursday to make permanent a ban against doctors prescribing abortion drugs remotely. The bill, approved 25-12 almost entirely along party lines, was sent to the GOP-controlled House for future consideration in the lame-duck ...

Chamber Holiday Shopping Excursion scheduled Dec. 8

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ESCANABA — The annual Chamber Holiday Shopping Excursion is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8. It will begin early with departure at 8:45 a.m. from the Antique Village in the U.P. Fairgrounds. Guests on the excursion will be treated to mimosas, fruit and cheese on the bus as they begin the ...

Food distribution set for December

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ESCANABA — The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program (quarterly distribution) has been scheduled for early December. The program is for residents who qualify with household income below 200 percent (1 person-$2,010/month, two ...

Planner

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Today A.A., open, Delta Drop-In Center, 10 a.m., Escanaba. A.A., Talking Circle, 10 a.m., Hannahville Behavioral Health, 723-2552 A.A., open, Rock Bible Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 4144 Maple Ridge 37th Rd., Rock A.A., closed, Township Hall, 7 p.m. CDT, Hwy 41, Carney. All addictions, closed ...

Players on stage

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Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Jim Soderberg (Curt) has a discussion with Lynn Soderberg (Bea) while rehearsing a scene of the Players de Noc production of “Don’t Talk to the Actors” Wednesday night. “Don’t Talk to the Actors” opens Friday at 8 p.m. in the William Bonifas Fine Arts ...

Kobasic made impact on community

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ESCANABA — Outdoors enthusiast, radio host and columnist Tim Kobasic is being remembered by the many people whose lives he touched. Kobasic, of Escanaba, died Sunday of complications due to a massive stroke at the age of 65. Kobasic was the “Trails and Tales Outdoor Radio” host and a ...

Senate votes to gut minimum wage laws

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LANSING (AP) — Michigan’s Republican-led Senate passed bills Wednesday that would substantially scale back citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave laws that a business lobby criticized as too burdensome, setting up expected lawsuits if GOP Gov. Rick Snyder signs them into law ...

Committee OKs Straits pipeline bill

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LANSING (AP) — Legislation moving in Michigan’s Senate would authorize the Mackinac Bridge Authority to help implement a deal to replace twin oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes channel. The Republican-led Senate Government Operations Committee passed the bill 3-2 on party lines ...

Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes triples

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TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Fortifying an Illinois waterway to prevent invasive carp from using it as a path to Lake Michigan could cost nearly three times as much as federal planners previously thought, according to an updated report. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week released a final ...

Town loses lawsuit to try to keep prison open

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MARENISCO TOWNSHIP (AP) — A judge has turned aside a legal challenge aimed at trying to keep a prison open in the Upper Peninsula. State law requires the Corrections Department to consider the economic impact on a community when planning to close a prison. Marenisco Township in Gogebic ...

Pot shops may be able to buy from caregivers

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LANSING (AP) — Medical marijuana shops that have trouble buying pot from licensed growers may get a reprieve from regulators as a new regulatory system gets off the ground. The state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs proposed Wednesday that dispensaries be able to briefly ...

U.P. businesses court talent during holiday

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HOUGHTON (AP) — Come home for the turkey. Maybe return again for a job. That was the message in Houghton County as employers courted young professionals who were home for Thanksgiving. The Daily Mining Gazette says 11 companies participated in Return North, an event held Friday in Houghton ...

Courts

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DISTRICT COURT ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS Timothy Alan Hutchings, 34, of 220 S. 16th St., Escanaba, pleaded guilty to attempted interfere with electronic communications; 90 days jail, credit for 55 days served; $425 fines and costs. INTOXICATED DRIVING Dwayne David Joel, 57, of W265 ...

Bay Sages program focuses on Native Americans

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ESCANABA — The next meeting of the Bay Sages will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Joseph Heirman University Center. An overview of the history of Native Americans in the Delta County region will be presented by Christian Holmes. Using sources from personal interviews, ...

Bay offers home brewing workshop

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ESCANABA — Learn how to brew your own beer with Bay College Training and Development’s non-credit workshop in home brewing. Brew School 101: Getting Started in Home Brewing, will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every other Saturday; running Jan. 19 through April 27. This 40-hour workshop ...

Elks announce December activities

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks will be serving their Friday dinners from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, will be the 2nd Annual “Ladies Night Out” vendor/craft show. From 6 to 9 p.m., the public is welcome to stop and shop for ideas, stocking suffers or last minute gifts. A donation of ...

Family game afternoon set at library

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library will feature an afternoon of family, fun, and board games from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Choose from the classic board games on hand or bring your own. This event is open to all ages and no sign up is required. Call 906-789-7331 with any ...

Mr. Rogers program at Esky library

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ESCANABA — The Escanaba Public Library invites the public to attend The Songs and Wisdom of Mr. Rogers on Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. — a production that celebrates the life and impact of Fred Rogers. Created and produced by Rebecca Bender of Canterbury Bookstore and Phil Lynch of The Red ...

Homeless shelter changes locations

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GLADSTONE — Delta County’s rotating homeless shelter will be hosted by First Lutheran Church, 1212 Minneapolis in Gladstone beginning this Sunday evening, Dec. 2. Volunteers are still needed for a number of shifts. Hope at the Inn has already provided over 100 bed nights since opening for ...