Politics

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(MPRN-Lansing) A doctor from Saginaw Township is the first candidate for governor to file petition signatures to appear on the ballot next year. Doctor Jim Hines filed more than 22,000 signatures to appear on the August 2018 Republican primary ballot. 

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Retired nurse Becky Sue Baldwin says The Affordable Care Act is far from perfect, but she says repealing “Obamacare” without a plan to replace it will cause big problems.


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Dave Worthams says he can no longer be docile when it comes to African-Americans and the police. He says the not guilty verdict in the case of the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile makes him wonder when people will realize “something has to change.” 


Dennis Cook / The Associated Press

During a graduate writing course at Western Michigan University, students were asked what they would do if they didn’t have to work, Tom Vance’s answer was “write a biography of Elliot Richardson.” 


State Capitol - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) The ballot campaign to adopt a part-time Legislature amendment in Michigan decided to skip getting its petition approved by a state elections board. The leader of the campaign, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, says he’s comfortable fighting any challenges in court. 

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