An East Lansing man announced his intention to run for the 69th District state House of Representatives during the April 11 City Council meeting.
Michigan voters head to the polls today with the Great Lakes State playing an increasingly key role in the race to decide the nation’s next commander-in-chief. Polls across the state are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., where voters also will choose their candidates in a variety of state and local races.
Newly re-elected U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow defeated her Republican rival, Pete Hoekstra, and outpaced the president in nearly every Michigan county.
The main stage at the Michigan Republican Party watch event. Photography: Kara Albrecht
The Michigan Republican Party hosted a watch party event tonight in the Lansing Center. Watch party attendees were remaining optimistic for Hoekstra in the Senatorial Election. To view the full story, visit: http://storify.com/KaraMarie/s
Image: League of Women Voters of California
By Dmitri Barvinok, Jenny Kalish, Zachary Peña and Maranda Trombley
A non-profit conservation group lists nine candidates from the Great Lakes region among the 2012 politicians it says hinders environmental legislation. The two “Dirty Dozen” lists identify 12 federal and 12 state-level candidates that the League of Conservation voters say have the worst environmental records in close races around the country. The nation-wide group works toward environment-friendly public policies. A third of the candidates the league identified are running in the Great Lakes states. The lists are created with the help of more than 30 similar groups at the state level.
By Kellie Rowe
As MSU animal science sophomore Andrea Block gazed across her 160-acre farm in Davison, Mich. on her weekend visit home, she wondered just how long her childhood farm can stay financially afloat. After unusual weather caused an early thaw resulting in drought this past summer, the Block farm saw a number of damaging effects, including a dramatic increase in hay expenses from about $4 to $15 a bale. “It’s really expensive for farmers to keep their animals,” Block said. “That’s why so many people are getting rid of their horses.