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Wednesday, July 28,2010

The GOP marathon

by Kyle Melinn
State Sen. Tom George became an official candidate on Jan. 27, 2009. U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra toyed with the race in January ’09, too, but waited two months before taking the plunge. Ann Arbor venture capitalist Rick Snyder had formed his exploratory committee the week prior.
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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 21,2010

And the nominees are?

by Kyle Melinn
The Republican gubernatorial primary is a four-way free-for-all among U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Attorney General Mike Cox, businessman Rick Snyder and Oakland County Sherriff Mike Bouchard. All four have real strengths. All four have real problems, and the polling is bearing that out.
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Wednesday, July 14,2010

Council sharing the pain

by Kyle Melinn
"If we’re truly committed to doing the right thing, I think nobody is above approach. And if the Council is supportive of the workers here, we, too, should make the hit," said City Councilman Derrick Quinney.
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Wednesday, July 7,2010

Who’s on first with Virg?

by Kyle Melinn
"Bernero has a clear path to victory," reads a confidential memo authored by Michael Kulisheck, vice president of Harstad Strategic Research, the polling company that conducted the survey. "Bernero will win on Aug.
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Wednesday, June 30,2010

Legislature loves to break a date

by Kyle Melinn
I could stretch it to 2 or 3 p.m. if I need the extra time. Anytime after 5 p.m., I’m pushing it. If I don’t have it in by 6 p.m., Berl Schwartz has either found an in-house ad or popped a story out of the can. The paper is printer-bound and I’m too late..
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Wednesday, June 23,2010

Post-Kande options open for local Dems

by Kyle Melinn
Before every Democrat from here to northern Oakland County turns "Kande Ngalamulume" into a dirty word for bailing out of a quixotic bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, hold tight. The na've 31-year-old former East Lansing running back may be willing to do the right thing after all.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

The drive for Cesar E. Chavez Avenue

by Kyle Melinn
It’s a beautiful story, Grand River Avenue. An old plank road built atop an Indian trial. Tolls were collected on the road back then. The federal government labeled it U.S. 16 during the infancy of the state’s interstate highway system. It’s Michigan’s version of Route 66.
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