The New Citizens Press Review (pilot): Michigan, who are your executive branch elected officials?

Publisher Rina Risper reviews the current slate of elected officials and the voting process


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BHN – Michigan General Election Review Epi. 2: Know the steps to register to vote and eligibility

Voting process


BHN news producer, Julia Dudley Najieb, discusses voting in the state of Michigan with guest, co-host, Rina Risper, publisher of The New Citizens Press.
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News Spotlight: Gov. Whitmer Announces Expansion of Access to Birth Control, Pharmacists Can Partner with Doctors to Directly Prescribe Hormonal Birth Control

LANSING, Mich. — Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that pharmacists in the State of Michigan are eligible to prescribe hormonal birth control in partnership with doctors. This action from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) offers women easier access to birth control and provides them greater freedom to plan their families.

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News Spotlight: Voters should return absentee ballot in person, via drop box

With two weeks remaining until the statewide primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 2, Michigan voters who have received but not yet returned their absentee ballot are encouraged to hand deliver it to a local drop box or their clerk’s office to avoid postal delays.

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News Spotlight UPDATE: Deputies Respond to Fatal Accident at the US127 / I96 Interchange in Delhi Twp.

**** UPDATE**** The 20 year old Mason woman that died as a result of injuries from the crash has been identified as Leocadia Lynn Marie Lovelace.

On Wednesday,

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News Spotlight: Gov. Whitmer Presses Forward on Lawsuit to Protect Legal Abortion


LANSING, Mich. — After a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade leaked yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer renewed her commitment to protecting abortion access in Michigan.

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News Spotlight: Gov. Whitmer Announces Launch of First-Ever Statewide Housing Plan

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LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s first-ever Statewide Housing Plan (SHP), a five-year blueprint charting priorities, goals and strategies to address the intricate and multifaceted challenges impacting housing equity, was launched to a crowd of housing industry leaders at the Building Michigan Communities Conference on May 6.

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News Spotlight: Gov. Whitmer Announces Grant to Connect 225 Veterans with Registered Apprenticeships in Michigan’s Construction Industry

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LANSING, Mich.—On May 6, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) awarded Helmets to Hardhats a $250,000 grant to support the Michigan Construction Apprenticeship post-Military Opportunity (MiCAMO) Program that will connect 225 Veterans with Registered Apprenticeships in Michigan’s construction industry.

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Governor Whitmer Visits Global Auto Seating Supplier Lear Corporation To Discuss Michigan’s Global Manufacturing Leadership

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Gretchen Whitmer joined business, state and local officials for a tour of Lear Corporation’s facilities in Flint, MI.

LANSING, Mich. – On February 15, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer today joined business,

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