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Whitmer opposes “zero” medical coverage option for drivers
May 17, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Whitmer opposes “zero” medical coverage option for drivers
Whitmer opposes “zero” medical coverage option for drivers

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she opposes Republicans’ proposal to let people fully opt out of mandatory medical benefits covered by their auto insurance premiums.

Oscoda airport gets $4.9 million grant to renovate apron
May 16, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Oscoda airport gets $4.9 million grant to renovate apron
Oscoda airport gets $4.9 million grant to renovate apron

The U.S. Transportation Department is awarding $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Eight more witnesses testify in Skaluba case, Including Dawson & Hein
May 16, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on Eight more witnesses testify in Skaluba case, Including Dawson & Hein
Eight more witnesses testify in Skaluba case, Including Dawson & Hein

Eight more witnesses testified on behalf of the prosecution Wednesday, on day three of the trial of the People versus Nicholas Skaluba of Alpena.

UPDATE: DPI shooter identified & charged
May 16, 2019 – 12:35 am | Comments Off on UPDATE: DPI shooter identified & charged
UPDATE: DPI shooter identified & charged

The man who allegedly fired gunshots at employees of Decorative Panels International (DPI) Sunday, has been arraigned.

City closes out grant for improvements to former Owl restaurant & Alpena Furniture
May 16, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on City closes out grant for improvements to former Owl restaurant & Alpena Furniture
City closes out grant for improvements to former Owl restaurant & Alpena Furniture

The City of Alpena is in the process of closing out a state grant that helped cover the cost of two large-scale improvement projects in the downtown area.

Tawas Point Birding Festival
May 16, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Tawas Point Birding Festival
Tawas Point Birding Festival

The nationally recognized Tawas Point Birding Festival returns Thursday and continues through Saturday.

MDOT to clean drawbridge in Cheboygan
May 16, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on MDOT to clean drawbridge in Cheboygan
MDOT to clean drawbridge in Cheboygan

Crews for the Michigan Department of Transportation will be cleaning the drawbridge in Cheboygan next week, to ensure it continues to open and close safely.

Michigan House approves e-cigarette ban for minors
May 16, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Michigan House approves e-cigarette ban for minors
Michigan House approves e-cigarette ban for minors

Legislation nearing the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would ban minors from using electronic cigarettes, but it is uncertain if she will sign it.

Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings
May 16, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings
Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings

Efforts to combat school shootings are shifting toward software and other technology to reduce the number of victims.

Alleged victims testify against Skaluba
May 15, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Alleged victims testify against Skaluba
Alleged victims testify against Skaluba

It was an emotional day of testimony in the case of the People versus Nickolas Skaluba of Alpena Tuesday, with five witnesses testifying – including both alleged victims.

City to spend $215K to replace water valves
May 15, 2019 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on City to spend $215K to replace water valves
City to spend $215K to replace water valves

The City of Alpena is spending more than $200,000 this summer, to replace or repair broken, leaking or failed water valves throughout town.

APS board to consider bids for lawn mowing & HVAC and other systems
May 15, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on APS board to consider bids for lawn mowing & HVAC and other systems
APS board to consider bids for lawn mowing & HVAC and other systems

Alpena Public Schools is in the process of updating contracts for lawn mowing and HVAC , mechanical, electrical and maintenance systems.