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I’m Voting, for My Friend and for Others

I’m Voting, for My Friend and for Others

Written By Mike Thompson | Please allow me only one Nov. 8 endorsement, for Joyce Aldridge Seals for one of three available seats on the Saginaw Board of Education. My deep respect for former Mayor Seals, and for her entire Aldridge family, goes back  to 1976. I was a young volunteer...

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The Michigan Banner Goes Up Close with Michael Webster

The Michigan Banner Goes Up Close with Michael Webster Hot

Candidate for the Saginaw County Board of Commissioners District 11 MB: What does a County Commissioner do? Webster: They approve budgets; oversee spending and hiring of county employees. Commissioners serve as the executive branch of local government, levying local taxes, administering county governmental services such as prisons, courts, property registration...

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AT&T Contributes $1 Million to the National Museum for African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

AT&T Contributes $1 Million to the National Museum for African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

AT&T is giving $1 million to the National Museum for African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. The contribution qualifies AT&T as a Founding Donor. The museum opens to the public on Sept. 24 on the National Mall. It will tell the full story of African Americans through...

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We Must Think Local, Even if Trump Wins

We Must Think Local, Even if Trump Wins Hot

Written By Mike Thompson | The Michigan Banner requests from me a Trump write-up. Not the usual Facebook fun and escapism on whether Donnie should be the “Orange Cheeto” (from joking Facebooker Dante Toussaint), or, in Trevor Noah’s Daily Show humor, “the Circus Peanut.” Am here honoring Jerome Buckley’s proposal to...

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What’s Wrong with Education?

What’s Wrong with Education?

Written By T. A. Blasi | The teachers’ unions think we are not spending enough money on education. About 83¢ of every education dollar we spend goes to wages and fringe benefits. The defense industry thinks we are spending too much money on education and not enough on defense. The...

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Life of a Banana Bike Transporter

Life of a Banana Bike Transporter

Banana Bike Transporter in Burundi who is married with five children travels more than 75kms a day to earn $3.00.

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Exploring Careers in the Heart of Motown

Exploring Careers in the Heart of Motown

CMU Quicken Loans interns receive more than the average experience The chance to play a role in a global project or implement an idea to improve a company weren’t opportunities Central Michigan University students thought they would have until after graduation. These opportunities and more, however, were part of their...

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SVSU Students Earn Accolades from Enterprise Internship Initiative

SVSU Students Earn Accolades from Enterprise Internship Initiative

A pair of Saginaw Valley State University students showed their commitment to excellence when they were recognized for their outstanding performance at a summer-long internship program with Enterprise Holdings, the corporation largely known for vehicle rental services. Leslie Smith, an SVSU junior from Roseville with a double major in marketing...

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MB Celebrates 14 Years!
For a community to grow, it must be willing to engage in important – and sometimes difficult – conversations. Only then can we realize our full potential. I salute The Michigan Banner for providing a valuable forum for our community to have these conversations and better understand one another.
Don Bachand
President
Saginaw Valley State University