Alpena County Commissioners seek ways to educate voters on Headlee

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ALPENA — If voters do not approve the property tax increase Alpena County has proposed, there is a good chance it will return to the ballot in November. At Thursday’s Alpena County Budget Committee meeting, the commissioners discussed how best to educate residents on the “Headlee ...

Northeast Michigan guilty pleas return to normal

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ALPENA — The share of Northeast Michigan criminal circuit court cases ending with a guilty plea returned to normal last year, while the share of cases dismissed by prosecutors remained relatively high, recently released state data shows. The head of the region’s public defender office ...

Besser Museum’s ‘Discover’ exhibit on track to open this year

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ALPENA — The new “Discover Northeast Michigan History” exhibit is on track to open by Dec. 31 at Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. As of Thursday, the museum has received $1,431,030 in donations and grants toward its $1.8 million goal to finance the project. That leaves them $368,870 ...

Alpena Community College has 2024-25 budget approved

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ALPENA — Alpena Community College has its upcoming finances planned out as its Board of Trustees approves the 2024-25 fiscal year budget during their board meeting on Thursday. Both the general fund revenue and expenses are expected to see an increase from the 2023-24 fiscal year, ...

Michigan college graduates are overestimating starting salaries

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ALPENA — The class of 2024 graduated over a month ago, and many are now looking for a job. However, a recent survey by college resource website Authority.org shows that college graduates are overestimating their starting salaries, with graduates in almost half of the states estimating ...