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Survey: Teens turn to e-cigarettes

December 16, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. more »»

Restaurant openings a positive sign

December 15, 2014 ESCANABA — Whether they are entirely new businesses or revitalized favorites, a wide variety of restaurants have opened their doors for business in the Escanaba/Gladstone area recently. more »»

Judge race spending tops $100,000

December 15, 2014 ESCANABA — More than $100,000 was spent in this year’s hotly contested race for 94th District Court judge, according to documents received by the Michigan Secretary of State’s office. more »»

Today is busiest mailing day of year

December 15, 2014 GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Today will mark the Postal Service’s busiest mailing day of the year with more than 640 million cards, letters and packages expected to be processed, according to Postal Service... more »»

AAA: Gasoline prices fall 19 cents in one week

December 15, 2014 .DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says statewide gas prices have dropped about 19 cents a gallon in the last week to the lowest average in more than five years. more »»

Snyder says roads his toughest task

December 15, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder didn’t hesitate when asked to name his toughest task in the last year — because it’s still unfinished. “Roads,” he said, referring to his call for a $1. more »»

Senate meeting for rare Monday session

December 15, 2014 LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Senate is meeting for a rare Monday session as lawmakers enter their final week of voting this year. more »»

Charities give back for the holidays

December 13, 2014 ESCANABA — The holiday season is well underway, and so too, is the season of “giving” to local charities, as the community contributes to causes serving those less fortunate this holiday season. more »»

Lakestate Industries kicks off funding campaign

December 13, 2014 ESCANABA — Lakestate Industries in Escanaba is raising money as part of its fourth annual endowment fund campaign, which will support the continued assistance of people who face barriers to... more »»

Downstate man gets prison time for cocaine charge, plans to appeal

December 13, 2014 ESCANABA — A 62-year-old downstate man — accused of coming to the Upper Peninsula to sell cocaine earlier this year — was sentenced to 18 months to 20 years in prison Friday. more »»

Legislation seeks interim steps to stop Asian carp

December 13, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Members of Congress on Friday called for strengthening defenses on a river about 40 miles from Chicago as a temporary step toward preventing aggressive Asian carp from invading... more »»

Obama urges Senate to pass $1.1 T spending bill

December 13, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate to ratify a $1. more »»

Sale Pending

December 12, 2014 ESCANABA — After more than a year, the company buying Escanaba’s power plant continues to wait for a $36.5 million loan from its financier to close the deal. more »»

Ore shipping shakes off winter

December 12, 2014 ESCANABA — Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes totaled 5.9 million tons in November, an increase of 5. more »»

Bay plans remodeling project

December 12, 2014 ESCANABA — A planned remodeling project which will combine Bay College’s library and TRIO Center areas into a facility called the Academic Service Center (ASC) was discussed by the school’s board of... more »»

Esky gets $100,000 in deep freeze funds

December 12, 2014 LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder today approved more than $. more »»

Elegeert reflects on 32 years as commissioner

December 12, 2014 ESCANABA — During his first meeting as a member of the Delta County Board of Commissioners in 1981, District 1 County Commissioner Thomas Elegeert voted for Commissioner Eleanora Vader in a vote to... more »»

Road funding discussion at pivotal point

December 12, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Michigan lawmakers who are racing to generate at least $1. more »»

Moratorium placed on wind farms

December 11, 2014 ESCANABA — Potential wind energy initiatives could be delayed for up to a year in Schoolcraft County after a moratorium on wind farm development was approved by the county’s board of commissioners. more »»



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