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Democratic governor hopeful voted GOP in 2012 primary

Why would a Democrat vote Republican in Michigan’s 2012 presidential primary?

Mark Schauer, the leading Democratic candidate for governor, acknowledged he crossed party lines two years ago and cast a ballot in Michigan’s hotly contested Republican primary — but he won’t say if he voted for Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum. 186 more words

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Governor Snyder Praises Ilitch's 'Arena District' Plans

DETROIT (WWJ) — Details were announced over the weekend for a sprawling new development that will spread from Downtown to Midtown.

The development includes a new stadium for the Detroit Red Wings along with residential and commercial offerings. 262 more words

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Detroit: water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

Pambazuka – Draft Appeal to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Moratorium NOW! Coalition and MECAWI are requesting specific actions by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, other agencies concerned with the prevention of racism, racial discrimination and genocide, sympathetic governments and non-governmental organizations affiliated with the international body. 68 more words

Maggots Found in Michigan Prison Food

Twice in the past week, maggots have been found in or near the food at Michigan state prisons. Well, maybe that’s not really newsworthy, given how commonplace the presence of bugs, hair, and other things not generally recommended for eating is in prison food. 317 more words

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State Appoints Emergency Manager To Fix Lincoln Park's Finances

LINCOLN PARK (WWJ) - Michigan has officially named an emergency manager to help balance the budget in Lincoln Park after city leaders rejected a consent agreement. 446 more words

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Gov. Snyder OKs Rules For Testing Rape-Evidence Kits

DELTA TWP. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday signed into law timelines and processes for testing rape-evidence kits, a move backers said will ensure Michigan avoids encountering a backlog of the magnitude discovered after it took over Detroit’s crime lab five years ago. 315 more words

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Snyder Signs Laws Targeting Drive-By Shootings

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws stiffening criminal penalties for drive-by shooters and people who shoot into buildings.

People who intentionally shoot from a vehicle get up to four years in prison if they endanger another’s safety. 100 more words

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