politics

Politics
4:43 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Ypsilanti Attorney Seeks Democratic Nomination in 12th Congressional District

Former Ypsilanti-Willow run NAACP Branch President Raymond Mullins seeking Democratic Nomination for 12th District Congressional seat.
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A prominent Ypsilanti Attorney will seek to fill the vacancy being created by the retirement of U-S Representative John Dingell. Democrat Raymond Mullins has announced his candidacy for the 12th District Congressional seat that’s been held by the 87-year old Dingell for nearly 60-years.  

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Community
6:11 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Debbie Dingell Officially Kicks Off Congressional Campaign

Debbie Dingell speaks with reporters at Ann Arbor's Downtown Home and Garden.
Credit Andrew Cluley

Debbie Dingell formally announced today she's running for the 12th Congressional seat her husband has held for nearly 60 years.  Dingell had kick-off events in Dearborn, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti.

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international
5:03 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Stuart Hall, 'Godfather Of Multiculturalism,' Dies

Sociologist and public intellectual Stuart Hall, who helped shape conversations about race and gender in Britain and around the world, has died at 82. For decades, the Jamaican-born Hall was also a fixture in leftist politics.

Hall, who died in England Monday, was diabetic and had been ill for some time.

NPR's Neda Ulaby filed this report for our Newscast unit:

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Michigan News
10:38 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder Launches Re-election Bid

Governor Rick Snyder announces his re-election bid in Detroit
Credit Rick Pluta

Governor Rick Snyder says Michigan's economic recovery is just starting and he wants four more years to finish the job. The governor formally launched his reelection campaign with stops in Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids. Day Two of the governor's reelection announcement tour has stops scheduled in Traverse City, Frankenmuth and at Oakland Community College.

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Community
2:02 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Ann Arbor Officials Seek Conflict Of Interest Policy For City Council Members

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An Ann Arbor City Council member plans to introduce a resolution to create a conflict of interest policy for council members at their next meeting.  

WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more:
 

Andrew Cluley reports

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Elections
7:13 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Byrnes Gets Early Start In Bid To Win 7th Congressional District Seat

Pam Byrnes

The election isn't until November of 2014, but Pam Byrnes is working to make in-roads with the 7th Congressional District constituency now.  The former Democratic State Representative is seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Tim Walberg.  

As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, Byrnes yesterday wrapped up a three-day tour of the seven counties that comprise the 7th district.

Democrat Pam Byrnes Campaigning early to win support in bid to unseat 7th District U-S Representative Tim Walberg.

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Domestic Violence
9:26 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Dingell Calls for Passage of Violence Against Women Act

Honorable John Dingell, United States Representative, 12th District

U-S Representative John Dingell joined Washtenaw County officials and local domestic violence groups at Safehouse yesterday to call for the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women act.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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State Government
9:34 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Rutledge Wants More Help for Local Governments

A local state legislator says he'll be closely watching Governor Snyder's state-of-the-state address tonight, hoping to hear a plan for more help for struggling local governments.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ann Arbor
9:29 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Ann Arbor as an Example of Good Government

As Governor Rick Snyder gives his state-of-the-state address tonight, Ann Arbor's Mayor wants the state to look at Ann Arbor as an example of good government.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Federalism vs. State's Rights
9:36 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Saying Goodbye - Federal and State Relationships

The American Civil Liberties Union
The Constitutional Accountability Center

On this last regular episode of the 8-season Lynn Rivers Show, Lynn talks to Carrie Moss from the American Civil Liberties Union and Elizabeth Wydra from the Constitutional Accountability Center about health care reform and gay marriage, focusing on the constitutional relationship between the state and federal governments.

Power, Public and Private
9:40 am
Tue April 17, 2012

The White House and the Media and the Foreclosure Debacle

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Inside the White House and holding on to your house on this week's Lynn Rivers Show from WEMU. Lynn's guests this week are Mother Jones' Washington Bureau Chief David Corn, and Pro Publica investigative reporter Paul Kiel.