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Addiction In American History: 14 Vivid Graphs


Reporting on European events in May, 1896, a writer for the Ironwood News-Record in Michigan noted that "the queen of Portugal is addicted to masculine pursuits." "Mentions of 'alcohol' have grown steadily from 1810 to the present," according to Recovery ...

Free film prelude will kick off HIT's 'Five Flicks' series


the Historic Ironwood Theatre will present “Five Flicks” over the ...
The films will be accompanied on the Barton Organ by Andrew Rogers, staff organist at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor. If you have never seen a silent movie accompanied on the ...

42-mile trail among latest Michigan recreation additions


The updates come as Michigan moves forward on a number of trail projects, including a new hiking and bicycling trail stretching hundreds of miles from Belle Isle Park in Detroit to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula along the border with Wisconsin.

On the Eve of Tax Day, DOJ Gently Reminds Taxpayers to File Timely and Accurate Returns


February 2015 – Rebecca Hoff, a former office manager and accounts payable bookkeeper from Ironwood, Michigan, was sentenced by a federal court in Wisconsin to serve 15 months in prison for filing a false income tax return. According to court filings ...

Construction on new roundabout begins quietly at M-11 and Remembrance Road


A temporary traffic signal will control traffic where 3 Mile and Johnson Street intersect with Remembrance Road/Ironwood Road ...
The finished roundabout will be the first in West Michigan with two lanes in the roundabout. The whole project is scheduled ...

Heavy Snow Potential Growing


A storm just beginning to form over Colorado threatens parts of Upper Michigan with heavy ...
air over western into north-central sections of the U.P. or roughly from the Ironwood-Iron Mountain area northward to the Copper Country and eastward to Marquette.

Michigan trail that includes Bay and Saginaw counties officially has a name


which connects from Detroit's Belle Isle Park to Ironwood in the western Upper Peninsula, "Michigan's Iron Belle Trail." "This name effectively captures the beauty and strength of our state's exceptional natural and cultural resources," DNR Director Keith ...

Suspects charged in Ironwood, Michigan drug bust


Ironwood, MI (NNCNOW.com)--- Two Ironwood Michigan men are facing serious charges following a drug bust yesterday morning. 47-year-old Donald Jett has been charged with two felony counts of delivering and manufacturing heroin, two counts of delivery and ...

Ironwood, Michigan Vacation Rentals


Ironwood, Michigan offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Ironwood, MI, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Ironwood 8 Cinemas Movie Schedule For April 17-23


This week’s movie schedule at Ironwood 8 Cinemas. Opening this week: “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2″ and “Woman in Gold” NOW SHOWING ———&mda sh;———& mdash;——&mdas h;———&m dash;—- PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 (PG) Run Time: […]

‘Worked’ begins in earnest


RONWOOD – Opening ceremonies for the Smithsonian’s Institute’s “The Way We Worked” traveling exhibit were held Saturday afternoon at the Ironwood Historical Theatre. Several local and state leaders we…

Ironwood Coffee Company and Cafe, Woolwich


It was time for a another Girl Crew & Mamma Rosa gathering, so we decided to check out the new kid on the Woolwich peninsula. Ironwood has moved into the space where Koi used to be, and by the looks o…

2015 Kolesar Reunion “The Old Days Reunion” in Ironwood – 4 & 5 July!


The 2015 “The Old Days Reunion” U.P. KOLESAR FAMILY REUNION will be held in Ironwood on the 4th & 5th of July! GREAT FOOD! Sandwiches and filling food are provided for lunch on Saturday. Dinner is …

Ironwood 8 Cinemas Movie Schedule For April 10-16


Staff Reports MINDEN, Nev. — This week’s movie schedule for Ironwood 8 Cinemas in Minden. Opening this week: “The Longest Ride” and “Do You Believe?” (Continued Below) NOW SHOWING ———&mda sh;———& mdash;——&mdas h;—- THE LO…

Kenny’s Studio demolition rebid comes in much lower


IRONWOOD – It appears that the city of Ironwood’s strategy of seeking new bids for the demolition of the former Kenny’s Studio building next to the Carnegie Library has paid off. Last year, the city c…

Spring in the Sonoran DesertSpring tends to be an extraordinary...


by BLM by BLM Tumblr Blogger Adam Milnor by BLM Tumblr Blogger Adam Milnor Spring in the Sonoran Desert Spring tends to be an extraordinary time in Arizona, but this year is especially nice …

Ironwood students to compete in national business competition


Four Ironwood students are heading to Anaheim Calif., to compete in the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference from May 5 to May 10. Ironwood seniors Allison Clemens and Kati…

Ironwood City Commission backs road funding proposal


The Ironwood City Commission went on record this week supporting the May 5 Michigan ballot proposal that would increase the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent to fund transportation improvements. M…

“The Way We Worked” is in Ironwood!


The exhibit was dropped off at the Downtown Art Place Wednesday afternoon. The crates are snugly packed into the gallery area waiting on the assemblers to arrive on Friday. Rick Semo, TWWW Team Leader…




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Giving Every Young Person in IRONWOOD MICHIGAN a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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IRONWOOD MICHIGAN: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.

FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.


2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).

 


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.

 


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.

 


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.

 


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.

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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in IRONWOOD MICHIGAN

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status

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