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MI GOP looks to energize conservatives ahead of election with Rand Paul visit

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks in front of GOP supporters and volunteers on Wednesday in Livonia.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks in front of GOP supporters and volunteers on Wednesday in Livonia.

The Michigan Republican Party is trying to energize its conservative base ahead of next week’s election. On Wednesday, Republicans brought in U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to speak with GOP supporters and volunteers in and around Detroit.
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Newspaper endorsement a ritual of the political season with the occasional surprise

Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D) and Gov. Rick Snyder (R)

Former Rep. Mark Schauer (D) and Gov. Rick Snyder (R)

One of the rituals of the political campaign season is the newspaper endorsement. This past weekend, the liberal-leaning editorial page of The Detroit Free Press – also the state’s largest newspaper — caused some head-scratching and tongue-wagging with its endorsement in the governor’s race.
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CMU President talks about enrollment goals

2009-788-086 Ross George_CMU presidentCentral Michigan President Dr. George Ross sat down with David Nicholas in studio this week talking numbers.

This fall’s enrollment was a twenty-seven percent increase from last year while at the same time population declines are producing decreasing graduation numbers from Michigan high schools.

Last week in his State of the University address, Dr. Ross issued a challenge to maintain a level of at least twenty-thousand students on the Mt Pleasant campus…

Saginaw business training people with disabilities in the art of cooking

October is National Farm to Table Month, and Disability Employment Awareness Month. One business has been promoting both ideas in Mid Michigan.

The Maple Grille Restaurant in Hemlock in Saginaw County, has been helping people with disabilities prepare for culinary careers for the last three years. Read more