SW Michigan

10:19 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Politico: Amash Not Sweating His Primary

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Amash's GOP challenger, businessman Brian Ellis, trails significantly in recent polls.
BYRON CENTER, Mich. - Rep. Justin Amash was supposed to be the next big target of the establishment wing of the Republican Party, sweating all the way to the finish line. Instead, campaigning just two weeks before his primary, Amash seemed almost carefree. “Things are going great,” he said after a parade this weekend in this Grand...
8:19 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Vicksburg Trustee Accuses Village Officials of Corruption in YouTube Video

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Fellow village officials deny allegations by trustee Marc Boyer
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI -- A Vicksburg Village Council trustee has posted several videos on YouTube accusing current and past village officials with corruption and cover up. Marc Boyer, a council trustee for four years, has made five YouTube videos in the past month in which he goes on a rant about what he calls "institutional corruption" in the village and a "cover up of Watergate proportions."
8:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Michigan Republican Strategist Hired to Lead Rand Paul's Political Action Committee

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John Yob also worked for Republican John McCain in 2007 and 2008
Lansing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is hiring a top Michigan Republican political strategist to help steer his national political action committee the precursor of a likely 2016 presidential campaign. Paul on Monday is expected to name John Yob national political director of RANDPAC, a political operation thats already establishing ties in early 2016 primary states and helping conservative Republicans get elected to public office.
6:35 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Demolition One Tool to Combat Blight in Battle Creek

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803 properties in city are considered vacant and abandoned
Two blocks south of the Post Foods plant, in a neighborhood that long ago was known for its pristine upkeep, sit two adjacent homes on Marjorie Street.
6:30 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Researchers Continue Efforts to Slow Emerald Ash Borer

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Ash trees have been devastated in Michigan since Ash Borer arrived in 1990s
Deb McCullough, an MSU entomologist and one of the worlds foremost expert on the emeral ash borer, holds a section of one of the first trees cut down in the search for the ash borer in Michigan.