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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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The Jordanian movie Theeb has been nominated for a best foreign language film Oscar. It's a beautiful, sweeping story set in 1916 in an area of western Saudi Arabia then known as the Hejaz. The film's director, Naji Abu Nowar, says Theeb covers a pivotal moment in the region's history.

"The First World War is kicking off ... and the war is coming towards this area of Hejaz," he tells NPR's Kelly McEvers. "The British are ... inciting the Arab tribes to revolt against the Ottoman imperialists. And so you're on the brink of a massive change."

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook city of Tainan, on the southern end of Taiwan, just before 4 a.m. local time Saturday. The shallow quake reportedly caused multiple structures to collapse, including one residential building where it is thought hundreds live.

NPR's Elise Hu, in Taiwan, tells All Things Considered that the residential building of most concern was 17 stories tall but collapsed down to the height of about four stories.

On Friday's All Things Considered, I have a story about how a recent federal court ruling is restricting how police are allowed to use Tasers in the five Southeastern states covered by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a nutshell, police there may no longer shock a nonviolent, noncooperative suspect with a Taser stun gun— even if he is trying to escape custody.

The new movie, Rams, has absolutely nothing to do with Peyton Manning. It's a story from Iceland that involves sheep, snow, a herd-afflicting virus called scrapie, and sufficient sibling rivalry to power a Greek tragedy.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., had strong words for Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Thursday regarding the VA's failure to compensate thousands of World War II veterans who were exposed to mustard gas.

Which beer goes with guacamole? And which brew adds a nice clean, crisp finish to spicy wings?

Those are burning questions for anyone who wants to take his snack game to the next level this Super Bowl weekend. And two craft beer experts who wrote the book on beer pairings have the answers.

A hole-in-one is a cause for celebration, even (especially?) when a robot does it.

LDRIC, a cleverly named golf robot, aced the par-3 16th hole at Arizona's TPC Scottsdale course earlier this week on just its fifth try.

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