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Secretary of State gets another term

Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has defeated Democratic challenger Godfrey Dillard in her bid for a second four-year term as Michigan’s top elections and driver services official.  Johnson is a former Oakland County register of deeds and ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2006. She was elected secretary of state in 2010.  This year, Johnson has campaigned on her ... Read More »

Upton wins another term

Southwestern Michigan voters have re-elected U.S. Representative Fred Upton to a 15th term.  The Republican from St. Joseph defeated Democrat Paul Clements and two minor-party candidates Tuesday. The 61-year-old Upton has been in the House since 1987.  He is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has broad oversight of the American economy, including cars, health care and ... Read More »

Two state-wide proposals rejected

Michigan voters have rejected two state laws that allow hunting of gray wolves in largely symbolic referendums. One measure would have removed the wolf from the state endangered list and classified it as a game species. The other would have empowered the appointed Natural Resources Commission to decide whether wolves should be hunted. The outcome of today’s election voids both ... Read More »

Attorney general is re-elected

Republican Bill Schuette has been re-elected to a second term as Michigan’s attorney general.  Schuette defeated Democrat Mark Totten and other candidates in Tuesday’s general election. The 61-year-old Schuette is a former congressman, state lawmaker and state appeals judge. He has campaigned heavily on being tough on crime.  He has supported funding to process thousands of untested rape evidence kits ... Read More »

Panhandling in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo officials have approved a change to panhandling rules to give people seated in public places the right to be left alone.  The Kalamazoo City Commission voted 6-1 Monday to amend the panhandling ordinance the city adopted in 2006. The change protects people in areas enclosed by fencing or gates, such as sidewalk cafes. It also includes people sitting at ... Read More »

Michigan Ebola update

Ten people in Michigan are undergoing twice-daily checks for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus. Michigan Department of Community Health spokesperson Jennifer Smith said that all ten are seeing health care professionals twice a day to have their temperatures taken and to be checked for other symptoms. She says the individuals are being monitored based on their travel history, which ... Read More »

One reactor is back in service

One of the two reactors at the Cook Nuclear Plant in Berrien County is back in service. Indiana Michigan Power took both units off-line early Saturday morning due to rough conditions on Lake Michigan that sent more debris than normal into the three 16-foot intake tunnels from the lake into the plant. The excess resulted in some damage to the ... Read More »

WMU Handles Ohio, 42-21, at Bronco Homecoming

Sophomore wide receiver Corey Davis is off to the races against Ohio’s Bo Hardy and Ian Wells on the way to the end zone as Western Michigan won its homecoming game on Saturday against Ohio, 42-21. Davis had nine catches for 212 yards and two TDs. Jarvion Franklin, Bronco freshmen running back, had another outstanding day in his short career ... Read More »

Mendon Downs Colon, 49-8, in 1st Round of Gridiron Playoffs

  Colon was no match for Mendon’s powerful offense and stingy defense at Saturday’s opening round of the state playoffs. The Hornets dominated the Magi, 49-8, from start to finish. Mendon,9-1, now will host Climax-Scotts, also 9-1, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.  8, at John Schwartz Field in Mendon.     Read More »

Out and About – Week of November 3rd

If you’re reading this and have not voted, please do us all a favor and get out and vote right away. Today is Election Day. You have a chance to possibly make a difference. If you decide not to vote, then in my opinion, you have no right to complain about the outcome of the elections. As promised, here are ... Read More »