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Michigan July jobless rate drops again; now 13.1%
August 19, 2010 – 6:02 am
Michigan July jobless rate drops again; now 13.1%

Michigan’s unemployment rate has continued its downward trend, dropping a tenth of a percent to 13.1 percent in the latest monthly figures.

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Flags lowered for Lansing-area soldier
August 19, 2010 – 6:01 am
Flags lowered for Lansing-area soldier

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has ordered U.S. flags statewide lowered in honor of Army Pfc. Bradley D. Rappuhn of Grand Ledge, who was killed in Afghanistan.

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Granholm details new plan to balance budgets
August 19, 2010 – 6:00 am
Granholm details new plan to balance budgets

Governor Jennifer Granholm proposes a tax amnesty and a 3 percent spending cut for state agencies to help erase deficits topping $780 million in Michigan’s state budgets.

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Government may buy Standish prison for fed inmates
August 19, 2010 – 5:55 am
Government may buy Standish prison for fed inmates

A state prison that closed last year may end up housing federal inmates.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes
August 19, 2010 – 12:07 am
Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Tart lemon cake with poppy seed filling, topped with rich lemon cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes were inspired by my Hubbard Lake friends, Sharon, Daryl, and Tim.

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Ultimate northern Lake Huron excursion includes overnight stay in Alpena
August 18, 2010 – 4:56 pm
Ultimate northern Lake Huron excursion includes overnight stay in Alpena

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) is sponsoring what it calls the ultimate northern Lake Huron Excursion, with an overnight stay in Alpena.

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Granholm in Alpena for ribbon cutting ceremony
August 18, 2010 – 6:45 am
Granholm in Alpena for ribbon cutting ceremony

Governor Jennifer Granholm will be in Alpena Thursday, for a ribbon cutting and ground breaking ceremony for a new biorefinery project.

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Schools add new reports to websites…include superintendent’s salaries
August 18, 2010 – 6:32 am
Schools add new reports to websites…include superintendent’s salaries

School districts across Michigan have added a special budget and transparency report to their websites.

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APS hires 7 teachers, more on the way
August 18, 2010 – 6:31 am
APS hires 7 teachers, more on the way

Seven new teachers are joining Alpena Public Schools for the 2010-11 year.

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Council hears 1st reading of medical marijuana ordinance
August 18, 2010 – 6:30 am
Council hears 1st reading of medical marijuana ordinance

Until certain regulations and zoning rules can be established, the City of Alpena plans to enforce a 6-month moratorium on the sale or dispensation of medical marijuana.

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Law enforcement torch run to pass through some NE MI communities
August 18, 2010 – 6:29 am
Law enforcement torch run to pass through some NE MI communities

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) of Michigan celebrates its 29th anniversarywith its 750-mile non-stop relay run from Copper Harbor to Sterling Heights.

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Jaws of Life used in Presque Isle Co. crash
August 18, 2010 – 6:04 am
Jaws of Life used in Presque Isle Co. crash

Two women were transported to the hospital following a Tuesday afternoon accident in Presque Isle County.

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