Congressman Dan Kildee  tours CMU College of Medicine in Saginaw

Congressman Dan Kildee tours CMU College of Medicine in Saginaw

SAGINAW, MI. – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) toured Central Michigan University (CMU) College of Medicine on Tuesday, August 15, 2017,  in Saginaw. During the visit, Kildee received a tour of the new facility and have lunch with medical students.   The CMU College of Medicine welcomed its first class of...

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President Trump Approves Gov. Snyder’s Request for Disaster Declaration due to Mid-Michigan Flooding

President Trump Approves Gov. Snyder’s Request for Disaster Declaration due to Mid-Michigan Flooding

LANSING, Mich.- Gov. Rick Snyder today announced President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster area for four counties in mid-Michigan due to severe storms on June 22-23 that resulted in severe flood damage. The affected counties include: Bay, Gladwin, Isabella and Midland, as well as the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe...

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Democratic candidates vying to be Michigan’s governor are set to debate in Flint

Democratic candidates vying to be Michigan’s governor are set to debate in Flint

FLINT, MI — Four Democratic candidates for governor of Michigan are expected to participate in a Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, debate at the University of Michigan Flint’s Harding Mott University Center in the Kiva room starting at 5:30 p.m. Candidates Bill Cobbs, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar and Gretchen Whitmer...

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Hispanic Legislators Call On Congress To Vote Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Hispanic Legislators Call On Congress To Vote Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on two anti-immigrant pieces of legislation today, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), called on Members of Congress to oppose bills that would make communities less safe and that could be found unconstitutional. Latino state lawmakers stated...

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Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation allowing drivers to electronically provide proof of auto registration

Gov. Rick Snyder signs legislation allowing drivers to electronically provide proof of auto registration

LANSING, Mich. – Motorists can now provide proof of auto registration to a law enforcement officer electronically under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. “As technology continues to rapidly evolve, it’s important that our state’s laws adapt to these changes,” Snyder said. “Allowing motorists to present vehicle registration to...

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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

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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We Must Think Local, Even if Trump Wins

We Must Think Local, Even if Trump Wins

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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Using Our Prophetic Voice

Using Our Prophetic Voice

Written By Elder Christopher V. Pryor, Pastor Victorious Believers Ministries COGIC  | There is a tug-of- war steadily intensifying within churches all across America, as religious leaders debate the controversial issue of engaging in politics in the pulpit. Over the recent years, several poignant questions have been posed in regards...

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Horn Hometown Tours: Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Horn Hometown Tours: Bavarian Inn Restaurant

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Ken Horn’s latest stop on his Hometown Jobs tour took him to his hometown of Frankenmuth, Michigan’s own Bavarian city, for part one of a special three-part series. The first stop in Frankenmuth was at the legendary Bavarian Inn, which holds a great deal of...

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