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Report: 20 Percent of Michigan Kids in Poverty

A new report from the Michigan League for Public Policy offers a sobering statistic:  1 in 5 Michigan kids is living in poverty — even more than were in poverty than before the start of the Great Recession in 2008. 225 more words

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Man Dead in Carr Square Shooting

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A man is dead following an afternoon shooting in St. Louis’s Carr Square neighborhood.

Police say they were called to the 1500 block of Cochran around 12:35 this afternoon and found the man dead from a gunshot wound. 23 more words


Assisted Suicide Would Be Legalized Under Cochran Bill

Some 20 years ago, Michigan was at the center of the assisted suicide debate when Dr. Jack Kevorkian took matters into his own hands by granting ailing patients who wanted an exit their final wish. 92 more words

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Tax Equality Proposal Includes Rep. Cochran Bill

State Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason) is the sponsor of a “tax equality” proposal that could save working families up to $600 a year.

Michigan is one of just eight states that have a flat tax, meaning that every taxpayer in the state pays the same income tax rate, currently 4.25 percent. 179 more words

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State Rep. Tom Cochran to Hold Town Hall

State Rep. Tom Cochran (D-Mason) announced he will be holding a town hall as part of the Michigan House Democrats’ Listening Tour. The event will have a special emphasis on tax reform proposals. 162 more words

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London attacks: What we know so far about the victims

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

LONDON (AFP) – Four people were killed in the terror attack outside Britain’s parliament on Wednesday, March 22: a woman picking up her children from school, a man from Utah, the United States, a 75-year-old man, and an unarmed police officer. 693 more words

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