voting rights

11:40 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Remembering "Bloody Sunday"

Alabama state troopers break up a demonstration march in Selma in March 1965 on what is known as Bloody Sunday
Credit AP Photo

There is a bridge in Selma, Alabama, that crosses the wide river that shares the state’s name. The bridge is unassuming but it played a critical role in the nation’s struggle for civil rights.

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11:43 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Federal voting oversight may end in Michigan

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Detroit Congressman John Conyers says he expects Clyde Township in Allegan County to be among those removed from the oversight list. It wound up there in the 1970's because of a large, Spanish-speaking population.
Buena Vista Township- The U.S. Supreme Court sparked controversy in June when it struck down a portion of the Voting Rights Act, meaning nine states - mostly from the South - no longer would need to get approval from the federal government to make changes in voting laws.