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Hope, Confusion, Apathy as Voters Head to the Polls Today

Today is primary election day in Michigan where a host of state and local races are on the ballot along with funding proposals and a statewide question.

But despite open congressional seats up for grabs for the first time in years, fewer than one million are expected to cast a ballot today.

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Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images
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It’s Primary Day, if it was Election Day Who Would Win?

Today is primary day, the day we decide who will duke it out for a spot in government.  If today were election day, who would win?

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Water Ban Lifted

The mayor of Toledo making a highly-anticipated announcement today--the water ban is over.

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Candidates Scrambling to Get Voters to the Polls, But Will it Work?
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Candidates Scramble with “Get Out the Vote” Efforts but Will it Help?

For the first time in what is believed to be Michigan history, there is no primary challenge in the same year for the gubernatorial and U. S. Senate race.  And with the lack of big name candidates at the top of the ticket there is concern the number of voters heading to the polls will hardly offset the cost of holding the elections.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Conquers the Universe

Up until the day it opened, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was a big question mark at the box office. Could Marvel Studios continue its winning streak with a movie based on a practically unknown comic series that only has light connections to the rest of the films in their cinematic universe? Early estimates had the film grossing $60 million over the weekend and that would have been perfectly okay. But then it went and eclipsed that estimate

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Dash Cam Video of Chase of So-Called Craigslist Killer in GR
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Dash Cam Video of Chase of Grand Rapids Killer

Wyoming police have released dash cam video of their brief pursuit of a suspected killer. 31 year old Brady Oestrike is said to have shot and killing himself shortly after the video was recorded after crashing into an entrance ramp to U

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Arrests made in search for killers of Michigan teenager from the Detroit area, but not charged with that crime.
Arrests made in search for killers of Michigan teenager from the Detroit area, but not charged with that crime.
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Arrests Made, No Link Yet to Killer of Michigan Teen

 

Reports indicate that two people have been taken into custody by FBI agents and State Police detectives at a home in Wales Township Wednesday, after executing a search of the facility.  But police not saying whether the two could be connected to the murder of a young Armada girl.
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Insane Inflatable 5K in Lansing Just 3 Days Away!

The Insane Inflatable 5K — a new dynamic and extreme obstacle race, made up solely of inflatable obstacles — will challenge you, surprise you, and leave you bouncing back for more!

We didn’t just throw together a couple slides and bounce houses – we took imagination, creativity, and a collection of notes on bar napkins, and went to the leading manufacturer of custom inflatables

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Insane Inflatable 5K in Lansing Just 3 Days Away!

The Insane Inflatable 5K — a new dynamic and extreme obstacle race, made up solely of inflatable obstacles — will challenge you, surprise you, and leave you bouncing back for more!

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Prop 1 Interview Today With James Hohman From Mack Ctr For Public Policy

 

I will be interviewing James M. Hohman  Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, in the 9 o'clock hour on today's Live with Renk Show.

The interview will be about Proposal 1, is it a good reform for Michigan?

While individuals only pay property taxes on their real estate, businesses pay a personal property tax on their machinery and equipment in addition to any real property taxes they owe.

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