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MI debuts sex assault evidence kit tracking system

As a result of Michigan’s new innovative web-based tracking system, survivors of sexual assault can now follow their sexual assault kit through each step of the investigative process, Gov. Rick Snyder announced this week. The new system is a recommendation of the Governor’s Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Tracking and Reporting Commission. The new tracking system, called…

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  • OPINION: DOL ending print ads will make jobs harder to find

    By David Chavern, President & CEO, News Media Alliance Print newspapers are still the primary way that tens of millions of Americans receive information about their communities and the world. They are also the way that many people find out about job opportunities. While we assume that everyone has an internet connection, the fact is…

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  • OPINION – Stop the tunnel

    Your Voice is Needed to Stop a Rushed Tunnel in the Straits! The Senate passed a substitute version of Senate Bill 1197 to authorize a utility tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac. While the bill now creates a new Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, the Corridor Authority Board must report to the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA)….

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  • OPINION: Central government key from Charlevoix to D.C.

    BY MITCH MACKAY OF EAST JORDAN WASHINGTON DC IS NOT CENTRAL, not by 1253 miles from Wichita, Kansas.  Neither is Philadelphia, the original point of central government. Chesapeake Bay, which was the original drop off point of slaves from Africa, is very contiguous to Washington, DC. The location seems more than slightly inconvenient and improper…

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  • NOTICE – Hayes Board of Review

    Public Notice December Board of Review HAYES TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING The Hayes Township Board of Review will meet at the Hayes Township Hall, 09195 N Old US 31, Charlevoix on December 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to correct errors or mutual mistakes of fact, or act on principal residence exemptions. Ron…

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  • MDOT keeping most rest areas open year-round

    The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will keep nearly all of the state’s 77 rest areas open this winter to maintain the convenience and safety they provide to motorists, but will again close five seasonal areas beginning today. “Many travelers look to our network of rest areas for a safe stopping point on their travels,…

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  • Volunteers needed to pack Christmas boxes

    Volunteers are needed to set up and pack Christmas boxes for Boyne Area Community Christmas. Please join us at the Boyne City Early Education Building (old Middle School) gym beginning each day at 10 a.m. and working until done. The more volunteers we have the earlier we will be done each day. Wed. Dec. 19…

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  • Sen. Peters working to attract, retain quality workers

    U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) recently introduced legislation to help attract recent graduates to communities that have experienced population loss or have high poverty rates. The bipartisan bill will help expand post-graduation scholarships, which are grants awarded by community foundations to recent graduates to pay down their student debt if…

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  • Ann Arbor, East Lansing among Best Sports Cities

    With the College Football Playoff selection committee to release its final Top 25 ranking on Dec. 2 and the North American sports industry expected to pull in nearly $69.3 billion this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best Sports Cities as well as accompanying videos. To determine the cities where the game is…

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  • OPINION – Constitutional quandary; Star Trek style

    GUEST COMMENTARY BY MITCH MACKAY OF EAST JORDAN BRIDGE, WE HAVE A PROBLEM. The USS Enterprise is under attack. By the USS Constitution. Yes, you heard me right. We are being attacked by ourselves. Cap’n, this is unprecedented. Well, Number One, get me a detailed rundown of the problem as soon as possible and we’ll…

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  • Eddie Essay Awards this week

    10th-Grade students from Boyne City and Boyne Falls Boyne wrote an essay with the prompt “If I had $100 to give to my favorite local charity which charity would you give the contribution to and why?”

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  • Gov’t working to protect kids from e-cigs

    New Data Shows Urgent Need for Michigan to Act to Protect Kids from E-cigarettes as FDA Announces Plans to Move Forward with Ending the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars American Lung Association Urges Governor-Elect Whitmer and the Michigan Legislature to Push Forward to Address Youth E-cigarette ‘Epidemic’ The U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

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  • Cost of a Thanksgiving dinner

    American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 33rd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12, marking the third consecutive year that the overall cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined, and at…

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