Supreme Court refuses to delay release of 10,000 California inmates despite safety warning


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end.
 
 
 

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

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

NY to refund gay couples forced to pay estate tax
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York says it will give same-sex spouses refunds for estate taxes they were...
 

German home-schoolers to appeal to Supreme Court
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for Christian parents who fled Germany in order to home school their...
 

Quinnipiac poll: Virginians favor same-sex unions
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Fifty percent of registered Virginia voters support same-sex marriage compared...
 

Calif. court declines to stop gay marriages
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Monday to order the state to immediately...
 

Opponents want Calif. court to stop gay weddings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opponents of same-sex marriage say they are asking the California Supreme Court...
 

Ill. Supreme Court ends challenge to abortion law
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court ended a lengthy and emotionally charged legal appeal...
 

Crime makes halting comeback as a political issue
DENVER (AP) — The ad seems like an artifact from an earlier political era — a grainy mug shot of...
 
 
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Political News


Stabenow helps lead Asian carp plan
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is joining forces with conservation leaders to stop the Asian carp from threatening the Great…
 

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

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

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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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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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