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MLive Voter Guide an excellent resource for Southwest Michigan voters

mlive.com — Even in this divided political season, I think I'm safe in saying there's something we can all agree on right about now: we're tired of all the negative campaign ads. You'd think from the TV commercials with ominous voiceovers and darkened fliers landing in our mailboxes that society is going to come to a screeching halt if the other guy gets elected Nov.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @mciokajlo: Column: Planning to vote Nov. 4? The @MLive Voter Guide is an essential resource for you: mlive.com/opinion/kalama…

Oct 24, 2014

Column: Planning to vote Nov. 4? The @MLive Voter Guide is an essential resource for you: mlive.com/opinion/kalama…

Twitter Talk: On Detroit Tigers trade proposals, Alex Avila, Max Scherzer and Lovers Jump Creek

mlive.com — The fun part of the offseason for baseball fans is to ponder the possibilities. Who might the Detroit Tigers sign? What trades might Dave Dombrowski pull off? With that said, there are a couple reasons you will not see me delve too deeply into specific questions regarding trades: * While giving trade ideas some thought can be interesting, giving each one a thoughtful response takes a ton of time.
Oct 24, 2014

Twitter Talk obscure reference rankings for Oct. 24: 1. Lovers Jump Creek 2. Jeff Kobernus READ HERE: bit.ly/1zowk3F

Detroit Tigers had more pitchers make MLB debuts in 2014 than in any season in at least 100 years

mlive.com — The Detroit Tigers used 30 pitchers during the 2014 season. Thirteen of them made their major-league debut on the mound in 2014. If that seems like a lot, well, it is. According to baseball-reference.com, that is the most Tigers players to make their major-league pitching debuts in the same season since at least 1914.
Oct 24, 2014

Thirteen Tigers made their MLB pitching debuts in 2014. Go ahead. Try to name them. Then check your work here: bit.ly/1vYzNCC

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Oct 24, 2014

Michigan football lowers student season football ticket prices to $175 for 2015 s.mlive.com/cimmsKI via @mlive

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Oct 24, 2014

Will you come visit Oscar, the canine advocate, on Monday, Oct. 27? s.mlive.com/wEY0k0d via @mlive

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Oct 24, 2014

New owners take over The Wanigan Eatery in Bay City, vow to continue deli's tradition s.mlive.com/AQg0WVC via @mlive

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Oct 24, 2014

Show your U of M, MSU pride during 37th annual Crying Towel Party in Saginaw s.mlive.com/MCK7EmJ via @mlive

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Oct 24, 2014

Squirrel crawls into Grand Rapids Police patrol car s.mlive.com/Mm4zg3M via @mlive

Kickalicious shows up at Detroit Lions practice, and wishes he were in uniform

mlive.com — BAGSHOT, England -- The Detroit Lions had a new kicker at practice Friday morning. And it's a name many fans have been calling for. Kickalicious. Havard Rugland, the Norwegian YouTube sensation who spent training camp with Detroit last season, dropped in on the Lions' final practice Friday in Bagshot, England.
Oct 24, 2014

The Lions had a new kicker at practice Friday. His name: Kickalicious bit.ly/1wvY9DI

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Oct 24, 2014

Flint's mayors don't agree whether the time is right for a new city charter s.mlive.com/MSSg2zT via @mlive

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Oct 24, 2014

Back-to-back cold winters in Michigan? Here's how often that happens s.mlive.com/o6zhzUS

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Michigan State's Tom Izzo to get help from Steve Mariucci for Midnight Madness entrance Friday

mlive.com — EAST LANSING -- Tom Izzo's annual Midnight Madness entrance is one of Michigan State's closest-guarded secrets every year. But Spartans associate athletic director Paul Schager dropped a hint this week as to the plans for Izzo's entrance at this Friday's event at the Breslin Center.
Oct 24, 2014

Michigan State's Tom Izzo to get help from Steve Mariucci for Midnight Madness entrance Friday mlive.com/spartans/index… pic.twitter.com/8Lj6mfIcEm

Western Michigan vs. Ohio: David Drew makes his prediction for Broncos' homecoming game

mlive.com — KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan football team will be faced with a different kind of challenge Saturday at Waldo Stadium. The Broncos are trying to avoid a letdown, the first in second-year coach P.J. Fleck's tenure, against an Ohio team that's dangerous, but young. I don't see the offense having a letdown.

Ford's profits drop in Q3

mlive.com — DETROIT, MI - Ford Motor Co. reported net income of $835 million in the third quarter, a drop of about 34 percent from earnings of $1.27 billion in the year-ago period. Pre-tax profit fell to $1.2 billion in the third quarter of 2014 from $2.6 billion in the comparable quarter last year.

Visual remembrance: See 28 years of the Muskegon area through the late Ken Stevens' lens

mlive.com — You don't need a hoop to play basketball. All you need is one kid using his arms as a makeshift hoop, and the other kids playing one-on-one. The loser becomes the next basket. And Ken Stevens was there to capture this simple, wonderful moment through his lens as a photographer for the Muskegon Chronicle.
Oct 23, 2014

See 28 years of the Muskegon area through the late Ken Stevens' lens mlive.com/news/muskegon/… pic.twitter.com/6Id7jC70x5

Oct 23, 2014

A community in photos. See this beautiful Ken Stevens remembrance, edited with love by Cory Morse: ow.ly/DfiE3

800-plus Michigan Lottery winners kicked off public assistance in 2013, according to state

mlive.com — LANSING, MI - More than 7,200 Michigan Lottery winners were living in households that received public assistance of some kind in 2013, and the state was able to close about 11 percent of those cases as a result.
Oct 24, 2014

800-plus MI lottery winners kicked off public assistance bit.ly/1rsoNIi

Future bright for Hudsonville senior quarterback Mason Opple

highschoolsports.mlive.com — HUDSONVILLE - One would think Hudsonville senior quarterback Mason Opple had two difficult decisions to make when it came time to choosing a college. Opple had to decide on a sport in addition to selecting a college because he has excelled in baseball and basketball at Hudsonville as well.