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Ore to Shore needs people power

MARQUETTE, MI-- Officials with the 2015 Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic are looking for volunteers. This year’s event takes place August 8. People are needed for every aspect of the race—from registration to the awards ceremony, from Negaunee to Marquette. Officials say it’s a great way to get the community involved in a fun experience. Online volunteer registration is at Volunteer Spot. Click here. You can also call 906-869-4054 or send an e-mail to oretoshore@gmail.com.
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Jail time for Escanaba man in possession of meth

ESCANABA, MI-- An Escanaba man has been sentenced for crashing his vehicle into a Bark River electric pole in April. Ryan Lucier, 20, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving on a suspended license. He was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail on the first charge and 93 days in jail on the second. Lucier was already on probation at the time of the accident. He faces another charge in Marquette.
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The cover story of this week's New York magazine is getting a lot of attention.

It features 35 women seated in chairs and one empty chair. The women are all dressed in black, looking straight ahead with both hands resting on their knees. It is a stark image, and all the more compelling because each of them is openly and by name accusing Bill Cosby of horrendous acts. Some say they were drugged and raped; others recount stories of narrowly escaping sexual assault.

One out of every five people in Israel is Arab. But Israeli TV only sets aside a few hours a week for Arabic-language programming. And Arabs in Israel don't have many opportunities to see their own cities and lives reflected on the screen. That's the idea behind a new TV channel. It's called Palestine 48, a reference to the year Israel was founded.

The channel's new morning show is called Our Morning Is Different. It's like an Arabic version of the Today show, with a breezy opening jingle and stock footage of sunlight peeking through a field.

Joss Stone's voice first stunned listeners more than a decade ago. The British singer was only 14 years old then, but her booming, soulful voice got noticed, as did her knack for taking success in stride. At age 28, she hasn't stopped: Stone's newest album, Water for Your Soul, comes out this Friday.

Over the years, scientists have mostly interpreted the world through what they can see. But in the last few decades, a culture of listening has blossomed, especially among biologists who seek to understand how animals communicate. This week Morning Edition embarks on a weekly summer series called Close Listening: Decoding Nature Through Sound. We begin with an innovation that transformed medicine by searching sounds for clues to illness and health.

At One Juvenile Hall, Too Few Staff Has A Big Impact

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Across the country, there are efforts to close outdated and dangerous juvenile detention centers. But even in places with so-called model juvenile halls, counties often struggle to meet the minimum standards.

A juvenile hall in San Leandro, Calif., is one such detention center that's generally well regarded but faces some major challenges. Built in 2007, it's part of a $176 million juvenile justice complex with a detention facility, courtrooms and law offices.

Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited

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It's an old and controversial question: Should federal Pell grants be used to help prisoners pay for college?

Tomorrow, at a prison in Jessup, Md., Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are expected to unveil a program to do just that. The new plan would create a limited pilot program allowing some students in prison to use Pell Grants to pay for college classes.

The key word there is "limited" — because there's only so much the administration can do. To understand why, we have to go back to November, 1993.

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