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Quaker Advocacy
9:33 am
Thu December 11, 2014

WSW: Working for Peace and Political Engagement

A Senate report released this week detailed torture which had been authorized by U.S. authorities - file photo
Credit "Abu Ghraib 56". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

One of the leading voices for Quaker advocacy says United States foreign policy should be built more on "peace making" principles.

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State Supreme Court
9:31 am
Thu December 11, 2014

WSW: Michigan's Unique State Supreme Court Elections

Michigan Hall of Justice
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Two Republicans and one Democrat won seats on the Michigan Supreme Court last month. But voters didn't know that looking at the ballot. 

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Term Limits
7:50 am
Thu December 11, 2014

"Long Shot" Proposals Would Change Term Limits in Michigan

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Two State lawmakers have introduced proposals that would change Michigan's term limits.   

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SW Michigan
4:55 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Recount Certifies O'Brien Senate Win

Candidates for the 20th State Senate District at a pre-election forum
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Portage Republican Margaret O’Brien will represent Kalamazoo County in the state Senate. That’s the result of a three-day hand recount of votes in the 20th District that ended Wednesday. It found that O’Brien defeated Kalamazoo Democrat Sean McCann by 61 votes. That’s two more votes for O’Brien than in the official results certified by state and local officials after the election in November. The recount found 36,645 votes for O'Brien; 36,584 for McCann; and 7,171 for Libertarian Lorence Wenke.

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SW Michigan
4:11 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

State Senate OKs Cyber-bullying Bill

Credit WMUK

A proposal to crackdown on “cyber-bullying” has been approved by the state Senate. The Gongwer News Service says the measure would require that schools have policies on the issue. It follows incidents around the country in which students were harassed by other students on Facebook and other social media.

But some critics say the bill goes too far because it would require districts to control the behavior of students outside of school.

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