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Enbridge temporarily stops Michigan pipeline due to protests

DETROIT — The operator of a Michigan oil pipeline said it temporarily shut down Line 5 Tuesday after protesters warned the company that they planned to turn an emergency valve. Video posted on social media showed someone with a hard hat and a wrench inside a fenced area in Tuscola County, ...

Official wrongly fired in Flint water scandal

DETROIT (AP) — The only Michigan official fired in the Flint water disaster likely was a “public scapegoat” who lost her job because of politics, an arbitrator said in ordering $191,880 in back pay and other compensation. It’s a victory for Liane Shekter Smith, who served as head of ...

Energy crunch hits recovery as winter approaches

By The Associated Press Power shortages are turning out streetlights and shutting down factories in China. The poor in Brazil are choosing between paying for food or electricity. German corn and wheat farmers can’t find fertilizer, made using natural gas. And fears are rising that Europe ...

FDA approves mixing COVID vaccine boosters

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and said anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food and Drug ...

Gladstone candidates talk issues at forum

ESCANABA — Candidates vying for three seats on the Gladstone City Commission were in Escanaba Tuesday, trying to differentiate themselves from their opponents during a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. A total of nine candidates are seeking election or reelection to ...

Esky candidates focus on marijuana, development

ESCANABA — Candidates seeking a seat on the Escanaba City Council talked about local issues ranging from marijuana sales to development during a voter forum Tuesday at Escanaba City Hall. The League of Women Voters of Delta County, partnering with the American Association of University Women, ...