Category Archives: Federal Government

New Nutritional Guidelines for Michigan Public Schools.

045When classes begin this fall, Michigan public schools will be operating under new nutritional guidelines. The new guidelines focus on beverage standards and a la carte food items, such as foods from vending machines.
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Tips for taxpayers as deadline approaches

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If you’ve been delaying filing your taxes, time is running out.
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Rep. Dave Camp to retire from U.S. House

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Midland)

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Midland)

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Midland) has announced he will retire from congress, when his current term expires early next year.
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Michigan lawmakers urge Congress to require a balanced federal budget



Michigan is joining at least 17 other states in calling for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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Kildee introduces legislation to reduce urban violence

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint)

Last week, the City of Flint was ranked as the second most dangerous city in America by the FBI, second only to Oakland, California.

The city’s representative in the U-S House, Congressman Dan Kildee (D-Flint), is not happy with that ranking. He has introduced legislation that aims to put criminals behind bars, and keep young people from turning to a life of crime.
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Pastors rally in opposition to gay marriage ahead of federal court case in Detroit

Marriage0224-fotoA federal judge will hear arguments this week over whether Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. The trial begins Tuesday in Detroit.

Ahead of the arguments, dozens of Michigan pastors rallied in support of the ban Monday in Detroit. Read more

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Great Lakes Maritime Academy receives split of a grant

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy logo, division of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy logo, division of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.


Millions of dollars have been split up among seven maritime academies in the United States, including one in Traverse City.
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Michigan activists continue fight for immigration reform

Prasanna Vengadam of Michigan United, seen here announcing a 24-hour "Fast for Families" at a recent news conference, is among those hoping 2014 is the year Congress will agree on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Photo courtesy Michigan United.

Prasanna Vengadam of Michigan United, seen here announcing a 24-hour “Fast for Families” at a recent news conference, is among those hoping 2014 is the year Congress will agree on a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Photo courtesy Michigan United.

They joined with thousands of others in a nationwide “Fast for Families,” and Michigan activists say they won’t give up the fight for comprehensive immigration reform, despite inaction this year by House Republicans in Congress.
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Legislation would crack down on predatory military lenders

file000652384160Members of the military would receive extra protections against predatory short-term lenders, under legislation introduced Tuesday in Washington.

The bill is a follow-up to the Military Lending Act of 2006, which created transparency requirements and limited what could be offered to military members.
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Northwestern Michigan College hosts Your Health lecture

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With health care under the Affordable Care Act scheduled to begin in January, there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
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