"PORTAGE, MI – Portage voters in November will have a chance to approve a city charter amendment that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana." (Kalamazoo Gazette)


A Democrat in the state House plans to introduce a bill that would decriminalize and regulate marijuana in Michigan. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Douglas neighborhood resident Erin Knott has announced she will seek a seat on the Kalamazoo City Commission in the Nov. 3 election." (Kalamazoo Gazette)


(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats in the Legislature are calling for changes to how legislative districts are drawn. 

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Seventeen months before the end of his term, state Rep. Brandon Dillon, D-Grand Rapids, will resign. The term-limited lawmaker who has been elected through 2016 will step down Aug. 3 as he takes on a new role as Michigan Democratic Party chairman. Dillon was chosen for that job over the weekend. (MLive)