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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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Americans have about $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. And there's yet another survey out that shows students in this country are confused about their loans, in the dark when it comes to knowing what they've borrowed, uncertain about how to pay them back.

If you've been following the news about the spread of the Zika virus throughout Latin America, you've probably gotten lost in the jargon once or twice. What's a vector? A reservoir? What's local transmission — the opposite of express transmission?

So we went to the experts to help us wade through all this murky language. And they were helpful — sort of. Because it turns out that even the experts don't agree 100 percent on the definitions.

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.

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