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Women's March comes to Marquette Sunday

MARQUETTE, MI-- The City of Marquette is marking the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March by hosting another event this weekend. Women’s March Michigan says last year’s event created an unprecedented movement against oppressive policies. This year, the agenda is #PowertothePolls. Brooke Tharp is co-president of Women for Women at Northern Michigan University, which promotes gender equality and empowerment for female students. She says people of all demographics will be coming together...

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LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Senate spent $269,000 to investigate and settle sexual harassment complaints against one or more senators more than a decade ago. 

The figure was provided to The Associated Press Wednesday in response to a public-records request.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A new study says the base cost to educate a regular K-12 student in Michigan is $9,590. 

That figure doesn't include transportation, food or capital costs.

The report released Wednesday was funded by foundations and school groups. It says traditional and charter public schools should be funded equally, and transportation costs should be funded at $973 per rider.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan officials say state businesses are expected to pay less into a fund providing temporary benefits to eligible jobless residents.

The Talent Investment Agency said in a release Wednesday unemployment insurance tax rates are projected to decrease an average 4.5 percent this year. The average employer is likely to pay about $403 per employee, down from $422 last year.

Apple Plans To Create 20,000 Jobs And Build New Campus

Jan 18, 2018

Apple announced in a statement on Wednesday that it plans to accelerate U.S. investment and create thousands of new jobs.

For years Apple Inc. has been criticized for outsourcing manufacturing to China.

Apple says it plans to bring back billions of dollars it has kept in tax havens overseas, and that it will pay a one-time tax of $38 billion on its overseas cash holdings.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Department of Natural Resources says $100,000 is available to improve deer habitat in the U.P. 

The Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative is a competitive grant program designed to enhance habitat on non-state lands in the Upper Peninsula. Groups eligible for money include organizations that promote wildlife conservation, sportsmen’s clubs, conservation districts, land conservancies, industrial landowners with more than 10,000 acres, or private land affiliations where two or more unrelated people jointly own 400 or more acres.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Chamber of Commerce is looking for three creative people from outside of Michigan to live in the city for three months. 

The Marquette Creative Residency will house those who love artistic endeavors in a shared living space near McCarty’s Cove. The chosen residents will conduct projects ranging from digital technology to architecture, film, music, and fashion.

Chamber Director Jason Schneider says applications will be accepted from veteran artists to those just beginning and anyone in-between.

More than 30 Russian athletes participating in Siberian Indoor Championships last weekend abruptly withdrew from competition when drug testers arrived at the event.

According to the Russian sports website Championat, as many as 36 athletes cited various illnesses for withdrawing from the competition at the city of Irkutsk.

WHITEFISH TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Saginaw man has died from injuries sustained in a Chippewa County snowmobile accident. 

The Department of Natural Resources says it happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday on Trail #8 between M-123 and the Curley Lewis Highway. A snowmobile the 51-year-old was driving missed a curve and struck a tree. The man was taken to Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Whitefish Township Fire Department and Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

As President Trump approaches the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, a majority of Americans think that his first year in office has been a failure and that he has divided the nation.

NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll data released Thursday finds that Americans deemed Trump's first year a failure, 53 percent to 40 percent. And by an almost 2-to-1 ratio (61 percent to 32 percent), Americans said they believe Trump has divided the country since his election.