Politics

7:37 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Debbie Dingell to Announce Run for Her Husband's Seat in Congress

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John Dingell announced on Monday that he won't seek another term in the House
Debbie Dingell, a prominent Democrat and wife of long-time retiring Rep. John Dingell, will announce Friday in Michigan she is running for Congress, The Detroit News has a learned.
8:19 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Dingell and Levin Stepping Down Changes Michigan's Clout in Washington

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Republican members of Michigan's delegation, including West Michigan Representative Fred Upton hold key positions in the House
Washington The retirements of Rep. John Dingell the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history and Michigans senior senator, Carl Levin, promise to reshape the states political clout and pose a challenge to the states shrinking congressional delegation.
6:27 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Raises Approved for Alamo Township Officials With Recall Effort Ongoing

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Pay increases were also approved for the township's treasurer and clerk
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALAMO TOWNSHIP, MI - Alamo Township Supervisor Lout Conti will receive a $5,000 raise when the township's 2014-15 budget goes into effect this spring, a decision made final during a disjointed, somewhat contentious special meeting of the township board Monday evening.
9:08 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Longest Serving Member of U.S. House, Michigan Democrat John Dingell Won't Seek Re-election

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Dingell first came to Congress after he won a special election in 1955. This is his 29th full term in the U.S. House
John Dingell, longest serving U.S. representative, to retire The Dearborn Democrat who replaced his father in the House some 58 years ago and became one of the most powerful members of Congress ever, will step down after this year, capping a career unmatched.
7:26 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Highly-anticipated court case on same-sex marriage begins Tuesday

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The trial is expected to last eight days
Kids. Parenting. Religion. A federal judge will confront all three issues Tuesday as Michigan's highly anticipated trial on same-sex marriage gets under way - though the focus is expected to be more on parenting than gay rights.

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