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  • MI voting group fights disinformation

    Chrystal Blair, Michigan Information News Connection|Jun 20, 2024

    As the 2024 presidential elections approach, the nonpartisan Michigan League of Women Voters is intensifying its efforts to combat disinformation through its Democracy Truth Project. The initiative aims to equip people with tools needed to evaluate media content. The League has teamed up with the Detroit Public Library to disseminate educational resources across various platforms, including social media. Paula Bowman, co-president of the Michigan League of Women Voters, said the group wants peop...

  • Michigan dad imprisoned for 17 years, celebrates Father's Day with son

    Chrystal Blair|Jun 20, 2024

    Last weekend, Father's Day was tough for children with a dad in jail or prison. More than 200,000 kids in Michigan have had an incarcerated parent at some point in their lives. Statistics show an overwhelming percentage of those parents are fathers. Tore Price, 48, was released from a Michigan prison last February after serving 17 years for armed robbery, a crime he said was fueled by a struggle with drug addiction. At the time, his son was only 2. Behind bars, Price explained he connected with...

  • Proposal would make MI State Capitol a 'gun-free zone'

    Chrystal Blair, Michigan Information News Connection|May 30, 2024

    If two Michigan lawmakers have their way, there will be fewer locations in the state where people are allowed to carry firearms. State Sen. Dayna Polehanki, D-Livonia, and state Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Beverly Hills, have introduced bills that would expand gun-free zones within the State Capitol complex. Both have advocated for stricter gun laws in Michigan. Senate Bills 857 and 858 would make it illegal to carry a firearm in the State Capitol building, the Binsfeld Senate Office Building, and th...