DNR Expects 2016 Deer Hunting Season To Be Same As Last Year

With archery hunting seasons opening this Sunday, the Michigan DNR is out with its prospectus for the upcoming seasons.

The 2015 season, while seeing a drop in hunter numbers, ended up with a slight increase in harvest from 2014. While hunting success decreased in the Upper Peninsula it increased across the entire LP, with a little more than four out of every 10 hunters taking home at least one deer last season. The decrease observed in the UP has been seen the last few years as a result of the severe,

 

Secretary Of State Urges Residents To Register To Vote For Nov. 8 Election

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There’s still time to register to vote for the November 8th election. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson says that Michigan residents have until Tuesday, Oct. 11, to register.

“You must be registered to vote in order to participate in the upcoming general election,” Johnson said. “I encourage you to visit your local clerk’s office or a Secretary of State branch and register right away. Your voice will then be heard in November.”

To register to vote,

 

Peters Supports Bill To Help Veterans Ripped Off By Closed Schools

U.S. Senator Gary Peters is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation that would provide relief for veterans whose Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits are affected by the permanent closure of for-profit schools. The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Education Relief and Restoration Act would reinstate GI Bill entitlement for veterans who lose college credits due to permanent closure of the educational institution. Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) found that over 6,800 veterans using their GI Bill benefits were enrolled in various programs at for-profit ITT Technical Institutes,

 

Michigan Attorney General Speaks Out Against Human Trafficking

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Thursday opened the Michigan Human Trafficking Commission’s first Fall Conference, which was held in partnership with the State Court Administrative Office and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The one-day conference featured several presentations, including law enforcement human trafficking case studies, panel discussions involving legislation designed to protect minor and adult trafficking victims, and a presentation highlighting a human trafficking court known as “CATCH”, Changing Actions to Change Habits.

 

35th Annual U.P. EMS Conference Begins Thursday In Marquette

The annual UP EMS conference begins Thursday in Marquette.

It brings together nearly 500 first responders, ambulance drivers, firefighters, and other emergency services personnel from across Michigan to get training that they normally would have to travel long distances for.

UP EMS Director Bob Struck tells the Radio Results Network that there are 48 different instructors coming, including an expert from New York to discuss terrorism and violent extremists.

“I guess it’s unfortunately timely that we have him coming up here,” Struck said.

 

Governor Thanks Feds For Flint Water Pipe Assistance

Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday thanked the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of the Water Resources Development Act, which includes millions of dollars for water infrastructure funding for Flint and other cities nationwide.

“The House’s action today moves us one step closer to additional federal funding to help move Flint forward,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “This money would complement the state’s ongoing efforts to help the families of Flint recover. I encourage the House and Senate to reach a compromise in conference committee as soon as possible.”

 

U.S. Forest Service To Hire 140 Students At Wis. Event

The U.S. Forest Service is offering more than 140 jobs at the Student and Recent Graduate Hiring Event at the 2016 Society of American Foresters Convention. The event will take place Nov. 2-3, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jobs offered at the event are located on national forests throughout the United States, including 45 positions in the Forest Service’s Eastern Region. Interviews will take place on-site at the convention;

 

Delta County Family Beats Drugs; Will Compete In Ironman Race

Members from the Delta County Task Force Against Substance Abuse are supporting three local athletes who will be competing in the Ironman Foundation’s North Carolina race in late October.

Lori Aho, her son Mike, and Mindy Davenport call themselves “Team Tri Sobriety”. They will all take part in the event as a celebration of their journey through addiction and recovery.

Mike went through the new drug court and rehab at the West Michigan Teen Challenge program.

 

Delta County Jail Millage Proposal On November 8th Ballot

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Delta County voters will be asked to approve a tax increase in November to build a new county jail. This after voters rejected a previous 20-million dollar proposal in May by just 23 votes. So, what’s different about this proposal?

Delta County Prosecutor Phil Strom tells the Radio Results Network that this time, the proposal is about two million dollars cheaper, with a request for a 160-bed facility instead of one that would hold 180 inmates. 

 

Winners Of Marquette Hockeyville USA Ticket Lottery Announced

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The National Hockey League, Kraft, and the City of Marquette have announced the winners of the 2,600 tickets that were available for next Tuesday’s Hockeyville USA contest between the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes. The winners were chosen at random from the thousands of people who came to Lakeview Arena earlier this month to sign up for the lottery. As you might expect, the vast majority of the winners are from Marquette, but there were winners from other parts of the U.P.