SW Michigan

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(MPRN-Lansing) A federal judge says Michigan cannot enforce a ban on Election Day “ballot selfies.” Voters who used their smart phones to take pictures of their ballots in past elections risked losing their vote, and criminal prosecution. 

"Lansing — The Michigan Republican Party isn’t throwing a party for activists and elected officials on election night this year, while Michigan Democrats are planning a big bash at the MGM Grand casino in Detroit." (Detroit News)


(MPRN-Lansing) President Obama is endorsing Democratic candidates for Congress, and a Michigan candidate is among them. The president publicly endorsed 30 Congressional candidates Monday, including the 8th District’s Suzanna Shkreli. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI – There will be a change in the executive leadership at the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region as President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Larson steps down from that post." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Lansing — Attorneys for current and former state Department of Environmental Quality employees are asking a federal judge to move a personal injury lawsuit over Flint’s water contamination crisis to a different state, arguing the potential jury pool in Michigan has been tainted by “overwhelming and adverse publicity.” (Detroit News)