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Ribbon Cut at NMAC Center for Hope, Healing

HARRISON – On the evening of Oct. 12, the Northern Michigan Alliance for Children, an organization dedicated to providing advocacy and support for abused children and their families, saw …
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Rep. Wentworth: County-level data should drive decision-making through remainder of COVID-19 pandemic

Rep. Jason Wentworth and a group of House Republican lawmakers today announced a plan giving the people of Michigan more certainty and control – allowing for data-driven COVID-19 responses that …
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Voters should hand-deliver absentee ballots to avoid postal delays

In a call with media two weeks before Election Day, November 3, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson urged absentee voters to hand-deliver ballots to their local election clerk’s offices …
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Michigan Launches Dozens of Free COVID-19 Test Sites Statewide

LANSING, MICH. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is launching new partnerships with Walgreens and the Michigan Primary Care Association to offer 77 new, free COVID-19 …
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Letter to the Editor-Buckley responds to accusations
To the residents of Hayes Township: My name is Robert Buckley, and I am running for re-election for the seat of Hayes Township …
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THE FIRST CENTRAL MICHIGAN CLIMATE SOLUTIONS SUMMIT
The Central Michigan Climate Solutions Summit, sponsored by Central Michigan University and Mt. Pleasant Citizens’ Climate …
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Straight-party Voting Questioned
In Michigan, straight-party voting is your legal right. Does that make a good decision? As Grace Gruebmeyer (Emory Wheel) …
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Familiar faces open new MI Rock Stop Store
Clare – Saturday marked the opening on a new store downtown Clare, MI Rock Stop Gifts & More, LLC. Within one month of …
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MDHHS issues Emergency Order updating gathering definitions, capacity restrictions, mask requirements and worker protections
LANSING, Mich. – To help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of all Michiganders, …
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MDHHS Issues Emergency Order Requiring Schools to Issue Public Notification of Probable and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases 
LANSING, MICH. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency …
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MDHHS issues Emergency Order designed to protect the health and safety of all Michiganders Directive restricts gatherings, requires face coverings, limits bars and other venues  LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director …
Seven Month Investigation Results in Sex Crimes Arrest CLARE, MICH.  In February of 2020 the Michigan State Police Mount Pleasant Post was requested to assist with an investigation involving the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old boy.  The …
Local Health Departments Respond to Michigan Supreme Court Ruling on Governor’s Emergency Powers In response to the Michigan Supreme Court ruling on October 2, 2020, regarding Governor Whitmer’s State of Emergency declaration and subsequent executive orders, Steve Hall, Health Officer for …
Deer check and CWD/TB testing changes for 2020 hunting season The Michigan Department of Natural Resources advises deer hunters to be prepared for big changes to DNR deer check stations this fall. Staffing and financial shortages, due to both funding …
MSP Arrest Farwell Woman on Multiple Charges Possession of Methamphetamine/Heroin   FARWELL, MICH. On September 29, 2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m., troopers from the Mount Pleasant Post made a traffic stop for lane use …