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Blake Edmonds is a rising star in Michigan’s GOP

Blake Edmonds is one of the new faces of the Republican Party: the 23-year-old African American has been active in politics since he was a student at Aquinas College, and now he is seeking public office. Edmonds is running for State Representative in the 75th District in Michigan, which encompasses much of Grand Rapids. Alexandrea Griffin of Hypeline interviewed Edmonds ... Read More »

Records Show Mummified Detroit Woman Voted 2 Years After Her Death

A mummified body was found in a garage of a Pontiac, Michigan, home.

Investigators found her body in a vehicle that was parked in the garage and believe it has been there for at least six years.

Even more puzzling is voting records show that the woman voted in November 2010 but investigators believe she died in 2008.

The clerk for the city is blaming it on a computer error but her family thinks there was foul play and that she did not die from natural causes.

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29-Term Dem Rep. John Dingell Retiring Because ‘I Don’t Want People to Say I Stayed Too Long’

The longest-serving representative in the history of Congress will be stepping down at the end of this term.

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), who turns 88 years old in July, has served in the House for 58 years and 29 terms.
“I’m not going to be carried out feet first,” Dingell told the Detroit News. “I don’t want people to say I stayed too long.”

Dingell is expected to announce at a luncheon in his district today that he’ll retire from the seat he’s held since 1955.

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Parents Disgusted With Teachers Union Seeking $10,000 Severance Package For Molester

Michigan’s largest teachers union will force arbitration in an effort to compel a rural school district to pay a $10,000 severance buyout to a former teacher convicted of molesting a teen boy.

The disgraced teacher, Neal Erickson, had been a math and computer-education teacher at Rose City Middle School before he was convicted of having sex with the victim on multiple occasions. The sexual encounters began when the unidentified student was an eighth-grade student...

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Judge Approves ACLU’s Request For Halal Meals, ‘Important Festivals’ For Islamic Michigan Prisoners

Muslims in Michigan prisons will be guaranteed meals that meet strict Islamic rules under a settlement a federal judge approved Monday.

The agreement ends years of litigation over the preparation of meals that are considered halal, or legal, under the Islamic faith. Earlier in the case, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn also ordered the state to ensure Muslim prisoners can celebrate important festivals and attend services that could conflict with work or education classes...

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Supreme Court to hear Michigan affirmative action law Tuesday

Affirmative action opponents persuaded Michigan voters to outlaw any consideration of race after the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions.That state's constitutional amendment is now being examined by the high court to determine whether the change the voters sought is in fact discriminatory.It is a proposition that even the lawyer for civil rights groups in favor of affirmative action acknowledges is a tough sell, at first glance...

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