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    Get discounts and free admission to activities using your library card

    There’s a great way to check out Michigan in addition to checking out books: use your library card for deals at more than 400 museums, parks, and attractions with the Michigan Activity Pass. Go to the website and literally check out a MAP. Here’s how the MAP system works: You choose your destination and print out a pass. Use the website to find your destination and print out a pass. The pass is good for 7 days, and only one […]

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    Pictured Rocks is just too popular

    MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The small coastal communities of Grand Marais and Munising in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are struggling to deal with a growing influx of tourists visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. The swarms of people who visit have created shortages in hotel rooms and campground sites and have caused traffic, transportation and parking concerns. They’ve overwhelmed local restaurants, with some being forced to stop taking orders hours before closing, while others have run out of food. Munising Mayor Rod […]

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    Missing man located in Indiana

    WALKER, Mich. — Police seeking a missing man from Walker with dementia report he has been found in Indiana. Donald Henry Doody, 79, was last seen at a Meijer gas station in Standale  around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. He reportedly left a note saying he was leaving for Texas. The Walker Police Department reported overnight Monday that Doody was safe and back with family.    

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    Man’s body found in Muskegon River after falling overboard

    MECOSTA COUNTY, Mich. — Dive crews have recovered the body of a man who went missing in the Muskegon River on Sunday morning. He was found shortly after 4:30 Sunday afternoon following several hours of searching. Authorities said the 47-year-old man was from Big Rapids. His body was found roughly 50 feet off shore in about 14 feet of water near M-20 and the River Ridge Resort, near Stanwood. According to Mecosta County Sheriff Todd Purcell, the man and his daughter were out fishing […]

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    Woman, 3 girls injured after car plunges off cliff

    SMOCK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and three children were seriously injured after they car they were in swerved off a Pennsylvania cliff and plunged 150 feet. State police in Fayette County say the 58-year-old woman on a road in the village of Smock at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday with three girls aged 10, 12 and 13. Police said she became “distracted” while going around a left bend and swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle plunged […]

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    7 stabbed as Neo-Nazis, counter protesters clash in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At least seven people were stabbed after a clash between members of right-wing groups and “anti-fascists” outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento. Officer Matt McPhail with the Sacramento Police Department says none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. California Highway Patrol Officer George Granada says about 30 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party gathered at the capitol for a rally when they were met by about 400 counter-protesters and a fight broke out around noon […]

  • Sheriff's deputies provide security during the 2016 Gay Pride Parade on June 12, 20116 in Los Angeles, California.
Security for the tightened in the aftermath of the deadly shootings June 12 at the Pulse, a packed gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.       (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    At gay pride parades, large crowds and increased security

    NEW YORK (AP) — With a moment of silence followed by the roar of motorcycles, New York City’s gay pride parade kicked off Sunday, a celebration of barriers breached and a remembrance of the lives lost in the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Crowds of onlookers stood a dozen deep along Fifth Avenue, many waving rainbow flags. Some spectators held up orange “We are Orlando” signs, and indications of increased security were everywhere, with armed officers standing by. […]

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    Groups want Gov. Snyder to veto money for private schools

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is being pushed to veto $2.5 million in state spending that would assist private schools with the cost of complying with state requirements like employee background checks, immunization reporting and safety drills. Public school groups say the funding is unconstitutional. Private school advocates contend that Michigan taxpayers should start covering schools’ mandated non-instructional expenses because the health and safety of all students is important. The proposed funding is included in a $16.1 billion […]

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    Michigan state Rep. Plawecki dies unexpectedly at age 54

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — First-term state Rep. Julie Plawecki of Dearborn Heights has died. She was 54. State Sen. David Knezek, a fellow Democrat from Dearborn Heights, announced Plawecki’s death late Saturday night on Facebook. House Minority Leader Tim Greimel released a statement Sunday saying the caucus was deeply saddened by her death. The cause of death was not immediately announced. Plawecki was elected in 2014 to represent Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Garden City and parts of Westland and Livonia. She […]