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MAPS considers bond for upgrades

MARQUETTE, MI-- The superintendent of Marquette Area Public Schools is asking the school board to approve a $6.285 million bond proposal to make upgrades in the district. Bill Saunders explained the proposal’s six projects to the board at a work session Thursday night. The first would expand classroom space, as three of the four elementary schools are already full, and enrollment is expected to increase. “So, since we’re already out of space we’re actually into the special areas, so we’re...
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Manistique pot suspect charged in federal court

MARQUETTE, MI-- A Manistique man charged with delivering marijuana to Wisconsin now faces federal charges. Jason Gregurash, 37, was arrested January 25 by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team. He allegedly tried to deliver 15 pounds of marijuana to Wisconsin. Five more pounds of pot and 72 plants were later found in his home. Officials say the marijuana had a street value of $70,000. Gregurash is now in federal custody, charged with distribution/manufacture with intent to distribute...
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As part of a series called My Big Break, All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

All football players know they're one big hit away from the end of their career. Delvin Breaux was a high school senior with a scholarship on the line when he took one of those hits. It broke his neck.

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With February comes Black History Month in the U.S., a time designated to reflect on the history and contributions of people of African descent in this country. And while the month may invite debate among some, one thing rarely does in the U.S.: the idea of calling oneself, or being described as, black or African-American.

Can a kid succeed in school with only a mobile device for Internet access at home?

Lorena Uribe doesn't have to think about that one:

"Absolutely not," she says.

When her old computer broke down several years ago, she and her teenage daughter found themselves in a bind for about five months: homework to do and no computer or broadband access at home.

"I would take her to the mall and have her sit in Panera so she could use the Wi-Fi on her iPad from school," Uribe says.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has said he is a different kind of candidate running a different kind of campaign. He doesn't have a SuperPAC and he doesn't want one. One of the things his supporters say they like about him is Sanders isn't a typical politician.

With the assistance of Russian airstrikes, President Bashar Assad's forces are pressing ahead with a major offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, a development that has sent another wave of Syrian civilians seeking refugee in neighboring Turkey.

One of the Vatican's most prominent critics, who pushed for greater protections for children and harsher punishments for pedophile priests, has taken a leave of absence from the pope's advisory commission on clerical sex abuse.

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