Michigan 2014 election
7:19 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Democrats seek candidate for governor, could Schauer be answer?

Mark Schauer - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Former Congressman Mark Schauer says he hasn’t decided if he will run for governor next year. The Battle Creek Democrat also served in the state House and Senate for a total of 12 years. He has become the subject of intense speculation since Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer announced that she will not run for governor in 2014. 

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2:05 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Seniors have fun while tap dancing their way to health

The Time Steppers tap dancing at the senior center
Credit Nancy Camden

“You don’t even realize you are exercising,” one dancer offered. Another said, “My balance is better. My flexibility is better.” Bob Husser feels that a lot of people would like to tap dance but they’re afraid to try.

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Great Lakes Harbors
8:51 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Senators seek more money for harbor dredging

South Haven harbor - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

A group of Republican state Senators wants to increase the amount that Michigan plans to spend on harbor dredging this year. State Senator John Proos of Saint Joseph is part of the group that wants to spend another $10-million to $12-million in addition to the $22-million in Governor Snyder's proposed budget.

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State of Union Reaction
7:53 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Michigan Representatives react to State of the Union Address

Fred Upton
Credit Official U.S. House photo

West Michigan Republican Fred Upton welcomes President Obama's call for bi-partisanship in his State of the Union Address Tuesday night. Upton issued a statement saying adding jobs and improving the economy should be a priority (Mlive Kalamazoo story).

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11:13 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Saving undocumented migrants in the Arizona desert

No More Deaths desert camp medical aid tent
Credit Steve Johnson / No More Deaths

As the renewed debate over immigration reform unfolds in Washington, thousands of undocumented immigrants still try to cross the border with Mexico. A humanitarian group in Arizona says many are at risk of dying from thirst, starvation, or attacks by criminals. Representatives of No Más Muertes/No More Deaths will talk about the issue in Kalamazoo Wednesday, February 13th.

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