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City officials seek input on making Crawford Road safer

(10/30/16 6:37pm)

It’s been one year since Macomb freshman Ryan Tsatsos was killed in an unsolved hit-and-run incident on Crawford Road, southwest of Central Michigan University’s campus.Since then, members of the Mount Pleasant city government have been working to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.This past spring, Union Township Supervisor Russ Alwood called for a meeting of local officials to discuss the possibility of installing a sidewalk along Crawford Road for safety.

County Clerk candidates talk gay marriage, gun control in public debate

(10/20/16 10:24pm)

Republican Minde Lux and Democrat Chelsea Plevinski want Mount Pleasant residents to get out and vote — and not just because they’re running for Isabella County Clerk.The two candidates spoke at length in front of about 50 people concerning the importance of voter registration, gun control and marriage equality during the County Clerk debate Thursday night in the Mount Pleasant City Building.

99th District candidates debate before packed Mount Pleasant City Building

(10/16/16 10:40am)

College affordability, sustainability and supporting small businesses were topics of discussion for the 99th District House of Representatives debate Thursday night.Democratic candidate Bryan Mielke and Republican candidate Roger Hauck spoke for more than an hour to a crowd gathered in the Mount Pleasant City Building.

Millennials rival Baby Boomers as biggest voting bloc in the nation

(10/09/16 9:22pm)

Next month, Americans will face the reality of electing one of two of the most divisive candidates for president in the history of the nation.Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton have about a month left to convince voters they are the best choice for president. Trump’s platform is based on immigration reform, repealing Obamacare and “renegotiationg” international trade deals.

Professor: First presidential debate unlikely to sway voters

(09/28/16 11:24pm)

The internet and political forums are still buzzing about political waves caused Monday night at Hofstra University.Moderated by NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt, Democratic nominee presidential Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump threw verbal barbs at one another for nearly 100 minutes. Topics of the night ranged from foreign diplomacy to domestic police brutality, Clinton’s email scandal to Trump’s lack of releasing his tax forms.

What you need to know: Republican debate in Detroit

(03/03/16 1:18pm)

Two days after Donald Trump won seven states on Super Tuesday and less than a week before Michigan's presidential primary election, the Republican presidential candidates are headed to Detroit for the 11th debate of the campaign.Here's what you need to know.WHATThe Republican presidential candidates will meet in historic Fox Theatre in Detroit for 11th debate. Hosted by Fox News, the debate will begin at 9 p.m.

Republican candidates promote social change, strong military

(02/28/16 8:44pm)

With the upcoming presidential election, both Republican and Democrats are narrowing down their choices for who will represent their party for the November election.The Republican side has been stirred up by political outsider Donald Trump, who has been strong in polls since the beginning of the campaign.For the Republican Party there are five possible nominees, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and John Kasich.“The millenials, this group of kids, will be the first in history to have a vote that can outweigh the baby boomers,” said Jayne Strachan, political science faculty member.

Gov. Snyder proposes restoration of higher education funding to 2011 levels

(02/10/16 12:43pm)

Gov. Rick Snyder announced today that his 2017 budget proposal recommends restoring funding for Michigan's 15 public universities to what it was in 2011, the year before he took office and cut higher education funding by 15 percent.Snyder proposed investing an additional 4.3 percent, or $61.2 million, in state university operations.