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Injuries reported in Negaunee Township accident

NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, MI-- One person is injured, following a two-vehicle accident in Negaunee Township. State Police say the crash happened Tuesday around 7 p.m. at the intersection of US-41 and Midway Drive. Billie Heggaton, 42, of Negaunee was westbound on 41 in a Chevy Impala and had started to turn onto Midway Drive. Joshua Gravelyn, 30, of Negaunee was driving southeast in a Chevy Silverado when he crossed the centerline and crashed into Heggaton’s vehicle. Heggaton was taken to UPHS...
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Michigan AG wants to broaden open-records law

LANSING, MI (AP)-- Michigan's top law enforcement official says the governor's office should no longer be exempt from public-records requests. Michigan is one of just two states with a blanket exemption for the governor and the executive office from open-records requests. Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday the "reset button has been pushed" because of crisis over Flint's water being contaminated with lead, and he is hopeful that lawmakers will broaden the law. Republican...
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Bernie Sanders Dines With Al Sharpton In Harlem

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The morning after his New Hampshire primary victory, Bernie Sanders made a highly publicized visit to Harlem to dine with Al Sharpton, one of America's most prominent civil rights activists and media personalities.

The two dined at Sylvia's, the same restaurant where Sharpton huddled with Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.

The meeting was a not-so-subtle recognition of Sanders' pivot to South Carolina and Sanders' effort to broaden his appeal to the state's decisive African American voters.

In a closely watched visit to Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen listed risk factors in the global economic scene, such as concerns over China's currency and market volatility. It's the first time Yellen has testified since the Fed nudged interest rates higher in December.

John Kasich And The Long Road To Super Tuesday

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One of the many curiosities of the 2016 presidential field is how hard it has been for a popular, swing state governor with a long track record of accomplishments to gain traction in this race.

But John Kasich's second-place showing in New Hampshire's primary has suddenly jolted his second-tier candidacy. With the race pivoting to South Carolina, the Ohio governor is getting a second look from Republicans still seeking an alternative to front-runner Donald Trump.

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross that researchers first tagged in 1956, has hatched what could be her 40th chick, leading the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to call her "an iconic symbol of inspiration and hope."

Born at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (which is part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument), the new (adorable) chick has been named Kūkini — the Hawaiian word for messenger.

MADISON, WI (AP)--   The state Assembly has approved a bill that would push the start of Wisconsin's wolf hunt back if the federal government allows the season to resume.  

Under current law, the wolf hunt begins on Oct. 15 and ends on the last day of February the following year. Rep. Al Ott's bill would push the start date back to the first Saturday in November.

Ott has said the current wolf season conflicts with bird hunters and begins before wolves' winter coats have grown in fully.

A Russian opposition leader says he was sitting in a Moscow restaurant when about 10 men burst in, threatened to kill him and then attacked him — with a cake.

Mikhail Kasyanov is co-leader of the opposition Republican Party of Russia-People's Freedom Party (Parnas), which is planning to put forward candidates to run in Russia's parliamentary elections later this year.

NPR's Corey Flintoff tells our Newscast unit that the Kremlin is downplaying the assault. Here's more:

DETROIT, MI (AP)--   General Motors is recalling more than 473,000 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the brake pedals can come loose and fail to work properly.  

The recall covers certain 2015 and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Tahoe police vehicles.

GM says a nut on the brake pedal pivot mechanism can come loose, causing the pedal to loosen and possibly become inoperative.

The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries due to the problem.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI (AP)--   For the third consecutive year, President Barack Obama is proposing to cut a program that focuses on the Great Lakes' biggest environmental threats.  

Obama's budget released Tuesday requests $250 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. That would be a reduction from the $300 million spent this year.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   State Superintendent Brian Whiston has presented a plan aimed at catapulting Michigan schools into one of the nation's top educational systems.  

The plan announced Tuesday seeks to offer every child access to a high-quality early childhood and post-secondary education.

It would involve industry, labor and higher education leaders, according to State Board of Education documents. The plan aims to foster better instruction and improve the education workforce, reduce the impact of poverty and create stronger relationships with employers.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's top law enforcement official says the governor's office should no longer be exempt from public-records requests. 

Michigan is one of just two states with a blanket exemption for the governor and the executive office from open-records requests. Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday the "reset button has been pushed" because of crisis over Flint's water being contaminated with lead, and he is hopeful that lawmakers will broaden the law.

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