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,...
 

Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) ? A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston...
 

Embattled Agema to miss RNC meeting
A Republican National Committee member being criticized by the GOP and Democrats alike for making anti-gay...
 

Court considers what child porn viewer owes victim
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Supreme Court justices expressed compassion for a woman raped as a child as they struggled...
 

Justices ponder 'straw purchasers' gun law
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Supreme Court on Wednesday debated whether a Virginia man who bought a gun for...
 

Court won't stop execution of Mexican national
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) ? A federal appeals court is refusing to halt the execution of a Mexican national...
 
 
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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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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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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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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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