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Nashville program teaches law enforcement about civil rights

By LUCAS L. JOHNSON IINASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - On the same downtown block where Nashville police officers carried a young John Lewis by his hands and feet to a paddy wagon for daring to take a seat at a whites-only lunch counter decades ago, today's fresh-faced police recruits are learning ...

10 things to know today: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. OPERATION IN PARIS SUBURB OF SAINT-DENIS IS OVERTwo people are killed during the raid including a female suicide bomber. Several police are injured and seven people are arrested.2. WHERE ...

Dial Help seeking volunteers

HOUGHTON - Dial Help is looking for people in the area to be "part of the movement of making the community safer for people who are suicidal or in another type of crisis," Rebecca Crane, executive director of Dial Help, said. "We need people to be part of the coalition that we want to build. ...

Finlandia starts Alpha Lambda Delta honor society chapter

Finlandia UnivesityHANCOCK? - Recently, 10 Finlandia University students were inducted as charter members of the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) during the school's formal installation of the new program.Joining students, faculty and staff from Finlandia at the ...

Deer opener better than 2014

MARQUETTE -Sunday's opening day of the firearm deer hunting season was improved over last year in some areas of the Upper Peninsula, based on reports from deer check stations, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.Regional temperatures reached the low 50s, with sunny skies, ...

State reading mandate draws criticism locally

HANCOCK - A state mandate to hold back third-graders based on reading test results was cited by local state legislators as one more example of the state taking control from local school districts.At the Cooper Country Intermediate School District's legislative luncheon on Friday, both state ...

OCAP to offer adoption special

ONTONAGON - Putting its own twist on Black Friday, Ontonagon County Animal Protection is offering an month-long adoption special.According to a release from OCAP, for the month of November, all black and black-and-white cats and kittens will be adopted out under a "name your own adoption price" ...

Timber companies merge

MARQUETTE - It's unclear how the merger of two Washington-based timber industry giants, one of which owns hundreds of thousands of acres in the Upper Peninsula, will impact operations locally.An announcement was made earlier this week that Weyerhaeuser Company is buying Plum Creek Timber ...

Deer season’s impact forecasted in Delta Cty.

ESCANABA - Firearm deer season kicked off Sunday and Escanaba-area businesses and tourism organizations were gearing up for hunters and their families.Despite a clear increase in spending from hunters during deer season, experts aren't predicting a big boost in the economy this hunting season - ...

Room at the Inn gears up for winter in Mqt.

MARQUETTE - As temperatures begin to drop and the cold sets in, the small army of volunteers at Room at the Inn is working hard to provide a safe and warm shelter for the area's homeless.Every Monday evening during the colder months, David Payant works the intake shift at Room at the Inn's ...

Tech student arrested for racial threat

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Technological University student arrested Thursday for making a threat against black people was released Friday evening from the Houghton County Jail after posting bond, charged with disturbing the peace.The subject will be arraigned Monday in 97th District Court in ...

Schools look for more local control

HANCOCK - The importance of local control loomed over most of the topics brought up in Friday's legislative luncheon at the Copper Country Intermediate School District.State Rep. Scott Dianda, R-Calumet, and Kirk Schott, representing State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, spoke to local ...

BCMH nurses’ deal includes immediate raises, lower pay ceiling

L'ANSE - Union nurses at Baraga County Memorial Hospital signed a new three-year contract last month that will give the largest group of nurses involved first-year raises ranging from 2.96 percent to 4.97 percent. Nursing supervisors in a second bargaining group got 2.5 percent raises the first ...

Expense forces change in frozen pipe policy

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP - The last two winters played havoc with below ground water pipes, and in Portage Township, the cost to thaw many of those pipes has caused a change in the township's frozen pipes policy.Bruce Petersen, Portage Township Supervisor, said the cost to pay for an electric arc ...

The why behind the wolf debate

HOUGHTON - Michael Nelson and his team may have carefully coded and analyzed hundreds of public comments on whether the National Park Service should intervene to rescue Isle Royale's wolf population, which is in danger of local extinction. But he's not really that concerned with the actual ...

Presentation on student life at Tech

HOUGHTON?- The public is invited to the presentation "Campus Traditions and Collective Meaning-Making: Exploring Student Life and Memory Building from Michigan Tech and Beyond," a talk delivered by visiting scholar David Brown.The presentation will take place at 4 p.m. in the East Reading Room ...

Locals vie for NaNoWriMo success

HOUGHTON - Colleen Hix likens novel writing to a marathon. And as with marathons, finishing is better than falling short, which is exponentially better than never having started."There's that validation of having set yourself a task that's tough, and then achieving it, and you've got a first ...