Oct. 27, 2014; huffingtonpost.com
Former President Jimmy Carter said in an interview published Sunday that decisions on same-sex marriage should be left up to the states.
… In September, while speaking at Michigan’s Grand Rapids Community College, Carter said, “I never knew of any word or action of Jesus Christ that discriminated against anyone.”
Oct. 27, 2014; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Two construction companies top the list of donors to a campaign opposing city term limits, while an assortment of libertarian-minded conservatives are giving money to support the ballot proposal.
… (Bonnie) Burke and Rina Baker, who’s also spearheading the campaign, each have contributed about $1,500 of their own money. Among other donors: Dr. Ruggero Battan, $220; former Grand Rapids city comptroller Stan Milanowski, $50; Grand Rapids Community College trustee Richard Ryskamp, $50; frequent City Commission critics Tom Grego and Don Zerial each donated $20.
Oct. 28, 2014; Cadillac News
… CAPS BOE challenger Michael Bengelink
1. Tell us about yourself. (Age, party affiliation, education, children, approach to government, etc.)
I am 66 years old. I have been employed in the packaging industry for over 45 years. My party affiliation is Republican. I have three children, two of which graduated from Cadillac High School. I graduated from South High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Grand Rapids Community College and Davenport Business College. I moved to Cadillac in 1977.
Oct. 27, 2014; Ionia Sentinel-Standard
Ionia, Mich. — Four candidates are running to fill three open seats on the Ionia Public Schools Board of Education.
… Name: Karen Balice-Gregory
Education: Graduated from SSPP in 1969, and had some classes at LCC and GRCC, mostly during my years working with the State of Michigan.