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Jack Lessenberry, "McCotter’s Legacy: A Tangled Political Mess" : The 14th congressional district is anything but simple. Read
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Tom Watkins, "Chinese Culture Makes a Global Splash" : China is sending us much more than the cheap presents we find under our Christmas trees. Read
The romantic era of a leisurely ferry ride across the half-mile wide Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor ended when the two ferries, running the route, the La Salle and Cadillac, ceased operations. Mostly due to the opening of the Ambassador Bridge in 1929 and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel in 1930, ferry operators found it difficult to justify their further existence. An estimated 30,000 passengers, a figure well beyond capacity, crammed themselves onto the ferries on the day's final crossings to be a part of Detroit-Windsor history.
For more information about Detroit-Windsor ferries, see The Ferry Steamers: The Story of the Detroit-Windsor Ferry Boats by William Oxford.
Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
On July 18, 1921, inmates who had attempted ingenious or daring escapes began designing a new $80,000 escape-proof cellblock at the Marquette prison.
In exchange for reductions in their sentences, the escape artists prepared almost all of the plans and specifications of the special wing, and their fellow inmates carried out most of the construction work.
Source: Mich-again's Day
Former Allies Face Off To Succeed Rogers In 8th
Mike Bishop and Rep. Tom McMillin have worked together on numerous occasions, but now the two are battling over who is the most conservative as they vie to succeed U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers in the 8th U.S. House seat.
Marijuana Legalization Important Issue For Some In 27th House Primary
Legalizing marijuana is a key topic for some of the five Democrats fighting to replace Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton, who cannot seek re-election because of term limits, in the 27th House District.
Super PAC Features Camp In Ad Aiding Moolenaar In 4th U.S. House
A new super political action committee will air television commercials in the Republican primary battle between business executive Paul Mitchell and Sen. John Moolenaar for their party's nomination in the 4th U.S. House District that features retiring U.S. Rep. Dave Camp.
Land Finances Under Fire Again
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Land's finances came under new scrutiny Thursday after the revelation that she did not disclose on her mandatory financial disclosure statement the existence of a joint account with her husband that apparently was the source of the $2.9 million in personal contributions she has made toward her campaign.
Another Poll Shows Close Governor's Race, Peters Leading Senate Race
The gubernatorial race between Republican Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer is within the margin of error, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters is extending his lead over Republican Terri Land in the U.S. Senate race, according to a new poll.
Courser Fires Back Against GLEP
Todd Courser, the Republican tea party candidate in the 82nd House District, sent an email to supporters against the Great Lakes Education Project after the group filed a complaint with the Department of State about possible campaign finance violations on the part of Mr. Courser.
Richardville Announces RFP For Office Space
Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville on Thursday announced the secretary of the Senate has made available a request for proposal regarding Senate office space.
Michigan Named Most Improved State For Pro-Business Environment
Michigan has been named the Most Improved State for 2014 in one group's annual top 10 pro-business states report, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation touted.
Few Independent Candidates File To Run For Office
Just four candidates filed to run for state or federal office without party affiliation prior to Thursday's 4 p.m. deadline to file.
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #53, Report 138, July 17, 2014. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library.
For years, Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy) wanted to do something to take on political mudslinging and lies against public officeholders. Now, with five months left in his last Senate term, Pappageorge says he has a solution.
The question, according to media law experts, is whether that solution would stand up to a legal challenge.
This week, Pappageorge introduced Click to add MIRS Bill Hound SB 1008, which would give public officeholders and candidates for public office the same protections against libel, slander and defamation that private individuals have.
For the full article, see "Pappageorge: Lower Libel Standard For Claims Against Candidates", Inside MIRS Today, July 17, 2014.
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