Author Archives: Rick Pluta

Federal judge to decide whether 300 same-sex couples are legally married

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer on the steps of the federal courthouse in Cincinnati before the 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals hears arguments in their challenge to Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban.

Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer on the steps of the federal courthouse in Cincinnati before the 6th Circuit US Court of Appeals hears arguments in their challenge to Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban.

A federal judge in Detroit will hear arguments tomorrow (Thu.) on whether Michigan must recognize 300 marriages of same-sex couples.
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Enviro officials: No single cause of blue-green algae threat

photoEnvironmental officials say they’re looking for more ways to keep safe drinking water safe for 100 thousand Michigan residents who rely on Lake Erie. That’s after Toledo was recently forced to issue a no-drinking order that effected about 34 thousand residents of southeast Michigan.
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Senate expected to vote on wolf hunt initiative

WolfThe Michigan Senate interrupts its summer recess Wednesday and returns to the state Capitol. It’s widely anticipated the Senate will vote on a measure to allow wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula.

This would be the third time state lawmakers weigh in on the wolf-hunting controversy. The question was put to the Legislature this time by a petition drive. It would essentially circumvent two challenges on the November ballot to earlier wolf hunting laws.
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