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In this edition of "In the Public Interest," our bi-weekly conversation with the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league member Terri Wilkerson about why the league is advocating for a complete shutdown of the major, underwater oil pipeline that travels under the Straits of Mackinac.


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A federal judge says Michigan has to hold a special election in 2020 for certain state Senate districts.  And the Legislature and governor have to come up with new political lines for the US House, state Senate, and state House districts by August.

A federal panel of judges says the district lines were originally drawn in favor of Republicans.


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A lawsuit contesting how Michigan has drawn its political district lines is headed for trial.  A 3-judge panel denied an attempt by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and the League of Women Voters of Michigan to settle the case out of court.


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This week, as part of the bi-weekly conversation with the local League of Women Voters, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with league publicist Mary Seelhorst and one of the league's newer members, Paige Nong.


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A new campaign wants to put a voters’ bill of rights into the state constitution.  Backers plan to launch a petition drive to place the question on the November ballot.


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Candidates for Ann Arbor’s 5th Ward debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night.


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Candidates for Ann Arbor’s Ward 1 debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night. 


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Candidates for Ann Arbor’s Ward 4 debated at the city’s Community Television Network studios last night.

  

Ypsilanti officials are pushing to convince voters to pass a 2.3 mil on the August ballot to pay down debt on Water Street.

 

 

LWV Election Forums

Oct 9, 2012

The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor area is taking its mission of voter education to cable t-v.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.