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Bill Vajda leaving Marquette

MARQUETTE, MI-- Marquette’s city manager has resigned. Bill Vajda submitted a letter of resignation to Mayor Mike Coyne at 9 a.m. Friday. The letter read, “Please accept this letter as notice of my intent to resign the position of City Manager. I(t) has been my honor and privilege to serve." Coyne says he only became aware Vajda intended to leave through a text message Vajda sent him Thursday evening. According to city policy Vajda must serve 30 days from the time his resignation is accepted....
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Meth dump found in Alger County cemetery

MUNISING, MI-- A meth dump site has been found in Munising. City Police say the site was discovered around 8 a.m. Thursday on the southern end of Maple Grove Cemetery. The Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team was called in to gather evidence and clean up hazardous materials. Anyone with information regarding the meth site is asked to call Munising Police at 387-2275, or the Alger County Sheriff’s Department at 387-7027.
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Supporters of Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, are planning a demonstration to voice their opposition to her incarceration.

"The Kim Davis Jailhouse Prayer Rally" is set to begin at 11 a.m. today at the Carter County Detention Center. An announcement for the rally, published by Christian News Wire, contends that Davis "is obeying the laws of Kentucky while refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex [couples]."

At first it seems lively outside on the weekend in Baghdad — the lights are bright in open-air cafes, music streams from beribboned cars in a wedding party and at Ali Hussein's juice stand, decorated with plastic bananas, they're squeezing oranges on old brass presses.

But even as Hussein offers me a sharp, fresh juice, he's downcast. When I ask about the subject on everyone's mind here — the migrant flood into Europe — he laughs. "We were just talking about this!" he says. Several of his friends just passed by to say farewell.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette’s city manager has resigned. 

Bill Vajda submitted a letter of resignation to Mayor Mike Coyne at 9 a.m. Friday.  The letter read, “Please accept this letter as notice of my intent to resign the position of City Manager. I(t) has been my honor and privilege to serve."

Coyne says he only became aware Vajda intended to leave through a text message Vajda sent him Thursday evening. 

According to city policy Vajda must serve 30 days from the time his resignation is accepted.  His expected last day is October 5. 

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The so-called Islamic State continues to wreak a human toll in the Middle East. And in addition to that suffering, the militant organization continues its assault on Syria's cultural heritage.

This week, militants blew up three tombs in the ancient city of Palmyra, and reduced the Greco-Roman Temple of Bel to rubble.

At the same time, ISIS also profits by selling small antiquities on the black market.

More than four years after the 7,400 residents of the Japanese town of Naraha were evacuated after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant melted down in the wake of a devastating tsunami, the government is allowing people to return.

Following several years of decontamination, Naraha is the first town in the area to allow residents to return. It was evacuated in March 2011 after the Fukushima plant was smashed by the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami near Sendai, setting off the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Running for president is expensive and exhausting — but this year, some 22 people seem to think it's a good idea. There are five major candidates for the Democratic nomination and a whopping 17 on the Republican side.

But why? As it turns out, there are many reasons.

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German police say that about 450 migrants from Hungary have arrived at a train station in Munich after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country would not limit the number of asylum seekers allowed in.

An estimated 4,000 people arrived in Austria, many en route to Germany, after the Hungarian government blocked them from leaving the country by train earlier this week.

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