Why Vote against yourself? Political betrayal

Sometimes we wonder about the motives of our representatives: Why would two Hispanic House Representatives vote against language freedom? We wanted our readers to know who they are.   Michigan’s Republican-led House recently approved legislation that would make English the official state language and require its use in public records, sparking objections from Democrats and…

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Visit EL in August

America’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice will visit East Lansing this summer. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to the High Court in 2009. A memoir written by the first Latina and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, has been chosen as the 2018 title for the “One Book, One…

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Supreme Court curbs rights of immigrants awaiting deportation

The U.S. Supreme Court last month curbed the ability of immigrants held in long-term detention during deportation proceedings to argue for their release in a ruling in sync with President Donald Trump’s get-tough approach toward immigration. The court’s conservative justices carried the day in the 5-3 decision that overturned a lower court’s ruling that required…

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Gerald R. Ford International Airport Continues Record-Setting Passenger Trend

The Gerald R. Ford International (GFIA) Airport continues an upward passenger trend, and February was another record-setting month. February saw 251,680 total passengers – up 16.31-percent from February 2017. Combined with a January that saw 13-percent growth, this now puts GFIA up 14.76-percent for 2018. February 2018 also goes down as the busiest February in…

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