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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Race for 7th

by Kyle Melinn
The three-candidate GOP field in the 7th Congressional District, which includes Delta Township and Eaton County, consists of Tim Walberg, Michigan’s most conservative member of Congress in 2007 and 2008; Brian Rooney, a former attorney for the...
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

9 seek to replace Jones

by Kyle Melinn
Whether it’s the so-called "Democratic Tsunami" of 2006, the Barack Obama Wave of Change in 2008 or voter-rich Delta Township/Grand Ledge’s changing demographics, Democrats see hope in this Eaton County seat. The county Board of Commissioners, for the first time in eons, has a Dem majority, after all.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Replacing Judge Giddings

by Kyle Melinn
James Giddings' departure from the Ingham County bench because he has reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 is opening up a rare vacancy on the 30th Circuit Court.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Endorsement

We're for Virg

by City Pulse
Who would have believed a year ago it would come down to this? That Lt. Gov. John Cherry — the runaway Democratic primary frontrunner, the presumptive nominee — would drop out eight months before election? That a congressman (Bart Stupak), a successful businesswoman who&rsq...
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Debating the 55th seat

by Neal McNamara
On July 8, the four candidates running for Ingham County 55th District Court Judge gathered at the HOM-TV studios in Okemos for a debate. But rather than talk of jurisprudence, most of the debate focused on the efficiency of the court. Candidates Randie Kay Black, Patrick Crowley and Pau...
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Feedback

by Readers
I also don’t consider myself a member of the “Eastside Living” group you describe as uniquely qualified 60-somethings. I respect and admire the people you identify in this group who put their heads together to get a Community Development Block Grant. However my head has never been in communion with them to develop a plan or get any grants.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Virg Watch

Tracking the money

by Andy Balaskovitz
With less than a week until the gubernatorial primary election, the big news out of the races this week is the campaign contributions for each of the seven candidates. Democratic candidate Virg Bernero’s spending budget is roughly half of his opponent, Andy Dillon.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Ingham commission races

by Andy Balaskovitz
Of the five county commission primary races, four are between Republicans, yet the Demcratic race may be the most heated.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Millages all around

by Andy Balaskovitz
Millage proposals on local ballots for the Aug. 3 primary range from straight renewals to sharp increases, controversial to clear-cut and maintenance-driven to expansion-oriented.
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Wednesday, July 28,2010

Saturday with Virg

Truckin’ through Dillon turf with his confident opponent

by Andy Balaskovitz
Saturday began with a UAW rally in blue-collar Taylor, in the Downriver area of Metropolitan Detroit. It drew a couple of hundred people. Unpredictable weather shuffled supporters inside and outside until the last minute before speeches were made. UAW Region 1A Director Rory Gamble introduced Bernero to a standing ovation.
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