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Stabenow helps lead Asian carp plan


U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow speaks at a news conference at Cabela's in Grandville about ways to prevent the Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. (Jan. 23, 2014)
 
Video U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is joining forces with conservation leaders to stop the Asian carp from threatening the Great Lakes.
 
 
 

Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? Gay marriage moved closer to gaining its first foothold in the South when Virginia's...
 

Snyder: Increase employment-based visas
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was in Detroit Thursday to announce a new initiative that will entice immigrant...
 

Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage ban
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? In a move that could give gay marriage its first foothold in the South, Virginia's...
 

Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) ? A Mexican national has been executed in Texas for killing a Houston police officer,...
 

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To The Point

To The Point: State of the State


 
Video This show, which aired on Jan. 19 , 2013, contains part of an exclusive interview with Gov. Rick Snyder and his take on 2014's State of the State address.
 
 
 

To the Point: State of the State preview Video
This week on To the Point, 24 Hour News 8's Rick Albin looks ahead to the State of the State address.
 

To the Point: Congressman Fred Upton Video
This week on To the Point, 24 Hour News 8's Rick Albin talks with Congressman Fred Upton, a Republican...
 

To the Point: Human trafficking Video
This week, To the Point investigates human trafficking in West Michigan and efforts to decrease it.
 

To the Point: Senator Debbie Stabenow Video
This week on To the Point, 24 Hour News 8's Rick Albin speaks with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.
 

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24 Hour News 8 Political Reporter Rick Albin in To The Point
 
 

U.S. Congressional News


Obamacare insurance switch 'not fair'
"No system is perfect, but this is unacceptable," Fruitport Township mother Jackie Derby said.
 

House worker yells during vote, escorted…
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote…
 

Shutdown impacts services in Kent County
One organization that provides aid for Kent County residents is already being impacted.
 

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Supreme Court News


Supreme Court refuses to delay release…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates…
 

NC challenges Alcoa's property rights for…
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials filed a lawsuit Friday in a long-running fight with Alcoa Inc. over who…
 

Fla. to resume voter purge after high court…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens…
 

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White House News


Obama seeks changes to NSA spy programs
President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans.
 

'Obamacare' scams already reported
The BBB has already received hundreds of calls of scams connected to the Affordable Care Act.
 

$100M federal grants to help Detroit
The city is moving through the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
 

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Michigan (change)

 
Michigan is governed as a republic, with three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. The state also allows direct participation of the electorate by initiative, referendum, recall, and ratification.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Rick Snyder
Lieutenant Governor: Brian Calley
Attorney General: Bill Schuette
Secretary of State: Ruth Johnson

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