Michigan House Democrats aim to strengthen transparency

House Democrats in the state legislature unveiled a package of bills Thursday designed to increase transparency and accountability relating to money in politics. The bills would require lawmakers and appointed officials to disclose their finances and would establish periods when […]

Mitt Romney wins Florida Republican primary

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney cemented his status as the fron-trunner Tuesday night for the Republican party’s presidential nomination by winning the Florida Republican primary. Romney won with 46 percent of the vote. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich […]
Mount Pleasant / Politics

Medical amnesty bill supported by local representative; heading to the House of Representatives

Minors suffering from alcohol poisoning may experience less hassle in seeking medical attention in the future. Legislation is making progress that would exempt intoxicated minors and their friends who help them get medical attention from receiving a minor-in-possession charge. Rep. […]

Obama in Ann Arbor; ‘Make college more affordable’

President Barack Obama delivered a speech on college affordability at the University of Michigan Friday morning, expanding on some of the proposals he laid out in his State of the Union address. Obama told the crowd of more than 3,000 […]
Politics / Student Groups

College Republicans to hold primary straw poll Tuesday

Students will be able to decide whether they think Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum should win the Republican nomination in Michigan’s 2012 presidential primary. College Republicans at Central Michigan University will conduct a straw poll, in which students vote […]

Obama calls on Congress to build ‘an America built to last’ in State of the Union

President Barack Obama called keeping the American Dream alive “the defining issue of our time” in his State of the Union address to Congress, his third as president. In the speech Tuesday night, Obama defended his response to the economic […]

New website created to help unemployed find work in Michigan

The state of Michigan has set up a new website designed to help unemployed workers find jobs within the state. The Pure Michigan Talent Connect, found online at MiTalent.org, offers opportunities for workers to get their names out in the […]
Politics / Top Stories

Michigan Senate Democrats propose free college tuition for students

College tuition for all students who have had K-12 education in the state of Michigan will be virtually free if a new proposal in the state Senate becomes law. The bill, put forward by Senate Democrats, is called Michigan 2020. […]
Politics / Top Stories
Vice President for Development and External Relations Kathy Wilbur

CMU VP Kathy Wilbur is ‘thrilled’ with Gov. Snyder’s pledge to stop further education cuts

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder promised no further cuts to education in this year’s budget after his second State of the State address Wednesday night. Snyder has come under fire for signing funding cuts for the state’s public universities and reducing […]
Politics / Top Stories
Gov. Rick Snyder

Rick Snyder calls for ‘era of innovation’ in State of the State

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called on lawmakers to usher in an “era of innovation” in his second State of the State address on Wednesday. Snyder began the speech by touting the accomplishments his administration achieved in 2011, chief among them the unemployment […]
Mount Pleasant / Politics / Student Life
Petoskey freshman Traven Michaels stands alongside Marine City freshman Blake Cahill while he raises his sign for Occupy Mount Pleasant as cars pass in front of the Bovee University Center Monday afternoon. "We are a group called Anonymous," Michaels said. " When you wear the mask you're wearing an idea and ideas are bulletproof." (Charlotte Bodak/Staff Photographer)

Occupy Mount Pleasant persists despite low turnout

Occupy Mount Pleasant’s most recent general assembly meeting brought out a small but inspired turnout. Only three people attended the most recent meeting Sunday in the Charles V. Park Library’s Java City. Traven Michaels, a Petoskey freshman and one of the attendees, […]

Romney wins New Hampshire primary

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney became the first Republican presidential candidate not already occupying the Oval Office to win both the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary. Romney had a strong first-place finish in the Granite State, a far […]

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