MARQUETTE, MI--   The Women’s Center in Marquette not only offers refuge for human victims of domestic and sexual violence, but now for their pets, as well. 

The center recently received a $5,300 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust for its Sasawin project.  Sasawin is the Anishinaabe word for “nest” or “safe place.”  The project provides foster homes for companion animals of survivors who seek shelter at the Harbor House, which doesn’t allow pets. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   People with suicidal thoughts should go to someone—anyone—for help. 

That’s according to Patti Karwoski, longtime guidance counselor for the Marquette Area Public Schools district. Her statement follows the release of an email sent to certain Northern Michigan University students that says they could face disciplinary action if they discuss suicidal or self-destructive thoughts with other students. 

Karwoski says if a person is too ashamed or too scared to go to a professional or a person of authority, they should simply talk to someone they trust. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   An email sent to 14 Northern Michigan University students has caused an uproar and led to the creation of an online petition.  

The email tells the recipient to go to a professional if they have thoughts of self-harm or are considering destructive actions.  It goes on to say those who involve other students in their self-destructive behavior face disciplinary action. 


ESCANABA, MI--   Nearly 900 people benefited from a mobile food pantry in Escanaba Wednesday. 

That’s according to Detective Sergeant Anthony LaPlant of the Escanaba Public Safety Department, which hosted the event.  He says the food giveaway was scheduled to start at 10 a.m., but food distribution began an hour early because of a lineup of cars two blocks long.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new plan from Michigan health officials seeks to decrease the number of cancer deaths across the state.