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City commission discusses behavior in M-2 neighborhood during work session

(05/26/15 11:11pm)

Mount Pleasant Police Department Chief and Division of Public Safety Director Glenn Feldhauser led a discussion on behavior in mostly student-populated neighborhood M-2 during the City Commission's work session Tuesday. The M2 district holds a majority of near-campus student housing, including house or apartments converted to fit three to six people. Feldhauser pointed out the department's primary concerns, which could be split into two categories: nuisance parties and neighborhood appearance, including trash, parking, furniture and tall grass. In 2014, the department collected data on their diversion program, which offers those charged with misdemeanors an alternative to criminal court.

President Barack Obama talks "middle class economics" at State of the Union

(01/20/15 10:28pm)

U.S. President Barack Obama focused heavily on domestic economics, Tuesday Jan. 20 during his annual State of the Union address. Obama highlighted plans he said he will soon bring to congress to lower the cost of higher education, and focus on bringing more jobs to America. He said he would veto any bills that come to desk, aiming to reduce government aid for health insurance or reignite the immigration debate.We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street, or refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix," Obama said.

Students, faculty voice opinions on federal government decision to recognize same-sex marriages in Michigan

(04/01/14 11:58pm)

Despite the ban on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Troy junior Emily Herbon believes the debate over changing the law comes down to religion. “The issue of people not wanting same-sex couples to be married is kind of not an issue to me because I thought we’re supposed to have a separation of church and state,” she said.