Detroit Free Press

3:19 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Poll shows race for Michigan governor, U.S. Senate should be close

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The poll shows Governor Rick Snyder beating Democrat Mark Schauer by just four percent, while incumbent U.S. Senator Terri Lynn Land wins over challenger Gary Peters by two percent.
LANSING - A poll released today shows close races for both Michigan governor and the U.S. Senate, a little less than a year away from 2014 election. The poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) of Raleigh, N.C., shows Gov. Rick Snyder leading Democratic challenger Mark Schauer 44% to 40%.
2:56 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

House committee passes bill to double campaign donor limits, allow anonymous issue ads

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A state House committee has approved a controversial bill that doubles campaign donation limits and also protects the identity of donors who pay for “issue ads”—or ads that tend to attack candidates without suggesting how citizens should vote.
Today's 5-4 vote by the House Elections and Ethics Committee followed a second day of testimony on a bill that would nullify an effort by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to require disclosure of who pays for issue ads, which often attack candidates but don't expressly advocate how someone should vote.
2:50 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

More than 60 percent of Michigan college grads in debt

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Last year’s college graduates had an average of more than $28,000 worth of student debt. That’s about $1,000 more than in 2011.
Michigan's 2012 college graduates each borrowed $1,000 more on average than their peers who graduated a year earlier, a report released today shows. That pushed Michigan into the 10th spot among states in average debt per graduate, according to the report from the Project on Student Debt, an initiative of The Institute for College Access & Success.
3:37 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

First wolf shot in Michigan wolf hunt

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A Jackson County man shot a 75 pound male gray wolf in the Upper Peninsula near Baraga County.
A man from Rives Junction in Jackson County was the first to report a harvested wolf as Michigan's controversial first wolf hunt opened today. The man, who declined to give his name due to "death threats" he said he's received in the past from hunt opponents, shot a 75-pound, male gray wolf just after dawn in the Baraga Plains area of Baraga County.
3:35 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Leonid meteor shower best seen this weekend

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EarthSky Magazine says it will be most visible on Saturday night because Sundays full moon will wash out light from the meteors.
Skywatchers, rejoice! The Leonid meteor shower, an annual mid-November treat, will be coming to a sky near you this weekend. The peak of the shower will be visible both Saturday and Sunday nights, according to EarthSky magazine. Unfortunately, the full moon comes Sunday, which will wash out all but the very brightest meteors from view.