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Pentagon chief seeks to improve family leave, child care

January 30, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to... more »»

For the world’s most scrutinized body, changes for Barbie

January 30, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don’t like he. more »»

Omega House brings in executive director

January 23, 2016 HOUGHTON — After 11 years, Omega House has its first executive director. Mike Lutz began working in the new post on Jan. 4. more »»

Fashion designers, NFL team up on 50 footballs for charity

January 23, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Are you ready for some (bespoke) football? With Super Bowl 50 on the horizon, the NFL and the Council of Fashion Designers of America teamed up to deck out a half-century’s worth of... more »»

Doggies in diapers?

January 23, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it can happen at the White House, it can happen in any house. more »»

The conversation on Oscars diversity

January 23, 2016 The second straight year of all-white acting nominees has turned this year’s Academy Awards into a referendum on diversity in the movie industry and sparked protests around Hollywood’s biggest annua... more »»

If I had a billion dollars

January 23, 2016 A few years back I wrote a column on “If I had a Million Dollar. more »»

Like some heat with your sweet? Try Mexican-spiced brownies

January 23, 2016 Mexican hot chocolate is a beloved beverage made from chocolate (no surprise there) combined with cinnamon and another spice or two to bring up the heat. more »»

The truth behind Fort Wilkins’ existence

January 23, 2016 There exists, in Copper Country history, a lingering legend suggesting Fort Wilkins was established to protect mineral prospectors from those Ojibwe Indians who may have been bitter over the Treaty... more »»

1 dead in listeria outbreak linked to packaged lettuce

January 23, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michiga. more »»

Opening doors to the outdoors

January 16, 2016 MARQUETTE — Superior Alliance for Independent Living provides services for all people with varying degrees of disabilities, and one of the groups they work with are military veterans, who are the... more »»

New book captures pop culture moments that scream love

January 16, 2016 NEW YORK — Fashion and style have forever been in bed with film, television and music, especially the moments that scream lov. more »»

A little beer is a lot of flavor in these Super Bowl sliders

January 16, 2016 Big provisions are required to watch the big game, and nothing’s more substantial than a burger, even in its mini form — the slider. more »»

The good in our schools

January 16, 2016 I find it sad that the media coverage of the things that happen in schools only seem to highlight the bad. You only hear the negative, like about teens sharing inappropriate pictures… Which is sad. more »»

Fashion full-circle: Derek Zoolander hits cover of Vogue

January 16, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — It was 15 years ago that Ben Stiller’s Derek Zoolander first unleashed his signature Blue Steel fashion face on an unsuspecting public, and a lot has changed. more »»

The old days of the Copper Country: A surprising perspective

January 16, 2016 Kon-de-kon was an old man in 1858. more »»

More US flights arriving on time, but complaints are up too

January 16, 2016 U.S. airlines are doing better at staying on schedule than a year ago, but more passengers are filing complaints against the carriers. more »»

Superior year of service

January 9, 2016 HOUGHTON — By day, they offer one-on-one reading help to catch kids up before early literacy issues short-circuit academic careers. more »»

Birth of Copper Country through Brockways’ Eyes

January 9, 2016 In 1899, the year 84-year-old Daniel Brockway died, he and his 83-year-old wife Lucena could sit on their porch in Lake Linden and marvel at all they had seen over the past 56 year. more »»

When it’s cold outdoors, allergies emerge indoors

January 7, 2016 HANCOCK — Many people who have allergies to pollen may also be sensitive to various irritants found indoors, but for those people there is treatment, according to Dr. Bobby Joseph. more »»



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