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City Manager James Freed is looking at several ways to help Port Huron’s finances.  In talking on the Paul Miller show, Thursday, he said incremental increases the past few years for water rates are not helping the city pay down the debt. He is hoping a 10-dollar fee on sewer and water rates will help. He says one bright spot in the financial picture for the city is the Downtown
 
Now it's up to the St. Clair County Library System Board of Trustees and the county's Parks and Recreation Commission... that's the question of whether to take up the offer from the county Board of Commissioners of a refund for the money committed to the purchase of the former Art Van property along Grand River.  Thursday's regular county board session saw the
 
The St. Clair County Board of Commissioners approved a grant from the federal government, Thursday night, that'll see a Mass Notification System installed by the county's Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.  Director Jeff Friedland says the system will notify a user about a variety of potential dangers or other information via text, email, or social
 
Cleaning up the St. Clair River was the topic, Thursday, at an environmental symposium at the Double Tree in Port Huron. Patty Troy of the Binational Public Advisory Council says the help of all citizens is needed to keep the river clean. BPAC is in the process of getting the St. Clair River removed from the federal Areas of Concern list. More Canadian side clean up expected in the next
 
A couple hundred attended Thursday night's Signature Cocktail Contest as sponsored by the McLaren Port Huron Hospital Foundation.  The party, held this year at the Seaway Terminal, was a fundraiser for the upcoming Festival of Trees. The Festival of Trees, now in its 26th year, to be held December 6th and 7th.
 
 
 
More lofts available in Downtown Port Huron, thanks to the transformation of the upper floors, at the Ben's Fine Furniture store.  Half of the 11-lofts have been rented, according to Georgina and Dave Witt who have over 40 lofts in the downtown area.
 
 
As expected 32-year-old Manuel Gamez was sentenced to life in prison, Wednesday, by Saint Clair County Circuit Court Judge Michael West.  That for the killing of Melissa Ichenberg and Daniel McRoberts who were found dead in a Port Huron townhouse in late July of last year.  McRoberts had been stabbed multiple times and Ichenberg was strangled in a case that left four children
 
The St. Clair County Department of Veterans Affairs along with their other partners are getting ready for Operation Veteran Job Readiness, which happens on Friday, at Baker College along Lapeer.  The county's Nancy Deising says the event is part of their Preparing Vets for Success program. Deising says the event will offer vets a head to toe checkup that's aimed at enhancing
 
Michigan’s unemployment rate, in August, declined over the month by three-tenths of a percentage point to 7.4 percent. According to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget. Fewer unemployed sought jobs in August according to the MDTMB.
 
 
 
Governor Rick Snyder has asked President Obama to declare a major disaster for the state of Michigan as a result of the flash flooding in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties on August 11. Snyder requested supplementary federal aid in the form of Individual Assistance and Public Assistance to help eligible residents and state and local government entities because of the severity and
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