Author Archives: Jake Neher

Lawmakers vote to allow wolf hunts in Upper Peninsula

Groups opposing wolf hunts in Michigan rallied in front of the state Capitol prior to Wednesday’s vote in the state House.

Groups opposing wolf hunts in Michigan rallied in front of the state Capitol prior to Wednesday’s vote in the state House.

Wolf hunts in the Upper Peninsula will be able to continue under a law approved on Wednesday by the state House. The petition-initiated proposal cleared the state Senate earlier this month.
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Peters asks Obama for answers on Iraq, defends health care law on Michigan Calling

Rep. Gary Peters speaks with Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta on the statewide call-in program Michigan Calling. Peters’ opponent in his bid for U.S. Senate, Republican Terri Lynn Land, is scheduled to appear on the program on October 3rd.

Rep. Gary Peters speaks with Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta on the statewide call-in program Michigan Calling. Peters’ opponent in his bid for U.S. Senate, Republican Terri Lynn Land, is scheduled to appear on the program on October 3rd.

In a wide-ranging interview on Friday, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Gary Peters said he does not support sending ground troops to Iraq.
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Judge hears arguments over recognizing 300 same-sex marriages in Michigan

Lead plaintiffs Glenna DeJong (l) and Marsha Caspar (center) join Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum (r) outside the federal court building in Detroit on Thursday.  DeJong and Caspar were the first same-sex couple to get married in Michigan. Byrum officiated their wedding.”

Lead plaintiffs Glenna DeJong (l) and Marsha Caspar (center) join Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum (r) outside the federal court building in Detroit on Thursday. DeJong and Caspar were the first same-sex couple to get married in Michigan. Byrum officiated their wedding.”

Some 300 same-sex couples in Michigan are waiting to hear whether a federal judge will force the state to recognize their marriages. Judge Mark Goldsmith heard arguments on Thursday from attorneys for the state and for the same-sex couples.
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