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The race for Saginaw County Prosecutor is undeniably one of the most significant contests being waged that could easily be determined in the August Primary election, as it pits two respected Democrats - incumbent Mike Thomas and challenger John McColgan - against another young respected Republican challenger, Matthew Frey, at a time in our region's history where it is sharing the list of most dangerous cities in terms of first-degree felonies with areas like Detroit, Pontiac, and Flint, that also harbor much larger populations than Saginaw County.

14th June, 2012 | 0 Comments

Federal fair taxation or class warfare?

Billionaire Warren Buffett contributed to the latest dialogue when he made the rare assertion that he should pay more taxes. President Obama, a vigorous foe of the Bush tax cuts, is seeking to promote a Warren Buffett Rule in which secretaries don't pay higher rates than billionaires and millionaires.

15th March, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Bay City Mayoral Race Between Chris Shannon & Kathleen Newsham

Bay City has taken a couple of turns as a Boomtown.  Its first peak was early; with the manors on Center Avenue still representing an era when lumber was king.  Less stately reminders of the City's more recent industrial heyday as a center for manufacturing dot the cityscape, many a shell of their former selves, if they are operating at all.

20th October, 2011 | 1 Comments

Eight Candidates Seek Five Seats on November 8th

On November 8th, the voters in the City of Saginaw will have the opportunity to elect up to five new members of the Saginaw City Council. The terms of five council members - Mayor Pro Tem Amos O'Neal, Dan Fitzpatrick, Amanda Kitterman-Miller, William Scharffe and Paul Virciglio expire this year.

20th October, 2011 | 0 Comments

Catching Up With a Cultural Icon on the Verge of His Mid-Michigan Appearance

 “To be literate in today’s world is a political statement.” - John Sinclair   At 69 years of age John Sinclair shows no signs of slowing down. Besides touring the world with a loose and ever changing aggregation of Blues Scholars, Jazz Masters and Rock & Rollers, Sinclair continues to release CDs, books, articles and programs while producing podcasts and internet radio programs.

31st March, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bay City's newest Mayor, Christopher Shannon, is no stranger to the spotlight. For two decades he has performed as a singer/songwriter with his band The Swaggering Rogues throughout the Great Lakes Bay Area; and in 2006 he was first elected to the 1st Ward Commission seat on the Bay City Commission.

13th January, 2011 | 0 Comments

If any race demonstrates the shifting sands of public opinion and mindset away from machine oriented politics and the traditional two-party system it is the 2010 Michigan Gubernatorial Race.  Lansing city Mayor Virg Bernero beat out House Speaker Andy Dillon in the August primary and is now confronting renegade Republican Rick Snyder, who soundly defeated Attorney General Mike Cox and legislator Pete Hoekstra and Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard.

21st October, 2010 | 0 Comments

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” - Woody Allen Saginaw voters will choose a member of the Michigan House of Representatives in two weeks. The choice is between Mr.

21st October, 2010 | 0 Comments

Michigan’s 5th Congressional District includes the areas of Flint, Saginaw and Bay City and come November 2nd will pit incumbent Democrat Dale E. Kildee against Republican challenger John Kupiec and Green Party candidate Matt de Heus, of Bay City.

21st October, 2010 | 0 Comments

The 94th Congressional District covers the areas of Albee, Birch Run, Blumfield, Chesaning, Frankenmuth, James, Maple Grove, Saginaw Township, St. Charles Township, Swan Creek Township, and Taymouth & Thomas Townships in Saginaw County.

07th October, 2010 | 0 Comments

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