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Property tax appeals continue to cause problems at PWPL

MARQUETTE, MI-- Peter White Public Library officials are thinking of closing the building Fridays and reopening Sundays due to budget cuts. The Library Board met Thursday to discuss the 2015-2016 operating budget. Library Director Pam Christensen says Fridays are typically less busy than other days, and the move would save about $30,000. The library is currently liable for refunding more than $216,000 if all property tax appeals in the area are awarded by the Michigan Tax Tribunal. If the...
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Paddle boarder in distress rescued in Marquette

MARQUETTE, MI-- A paddle boarder had to be rescued from Lake Superior near Picnic Rocks in Marquette Wednesday. The City Fire Department was called out around 6 p.m. in response to a distress call. Two lifeguards on a jet ski were deployed and stayed with the person until the Coast Guard arrived and brought the paddle boarder to shore. The Marquette Fire Department is reminding kayakers and paddle boarders to know their skill level and limitations before going out onto Lake Superior.
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Chimpanzees are like us in many ways. They can cook, they enjoy a good drink here and there, they share about 95 percent of our DNA.

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Jason Isbell is riding high this week: His new album Something More Than Free is number one on Billboard's country, rock and folk charts. The musician from rural Alabama got his start with the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, and then went solo. For the past few years, he's been sober, after drinking brought him "close to the point of no return."

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is investigating Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, a hunting enthusiast who has been identified as the person who illegally poached and then dismembered Zimbabwe's famous "Cecil the Lion."

But officials are asking the public for help in locating Palmer, who has apparently gone into hiding after his identity was made public and social media lit up with scorn and vitriol.

When it comes to getting the HPV vaccine to protect against cervical cancer, teens below the poverty line are doing better than the rest.

Among teenage girls aged 13 to 17 those total family income was less than then federal poverty level for their family size, 67.2 percent have received the first dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine, compared to the 57.7 percent for those at or above the poverty line. For teen boys, it's 51.6 percent compared to 39.5 percent.

Alvin Bailon and his wife were at their wits' end last September. Their 12-year old son, an honor student, had begun having anxiety attacks, mostly about school. "And then all of a sudden he would slowly lose consciousness," Bailon recalls. "We term it as doze off. He would doze off and he would fall down slowly."

If there's such a thing as the first family of health care, the Lees may be it.

Five decades ago, two brothers helped start Medicare. Their father inspired them and they, in turn, have inspired the next generation.

To mark the anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing Medicare into law on July 30, 1965, three Lees sat down to reflect on the U.S. health care system.

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