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Marine vs. Marine? It could happen in U.S House race in 2018

Another retired Marine Corps officer is considering a run for northern Michigan’s seat in U.S. Congress. This time it’s a Democrat. Matt Morgan of Traverse City says he has filed paperwork to challenge Rep. Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) next year.

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IPR News: Ecoli Research

Apr 9, 2009

<p>With more beach closings along Grand Traverse Bay due to elevated E.Coli levels, researchers have been trying to figure out what's causing the problem. But new research out of Pennsylvania may indicate our beaches are safer than we think - maybe. IPR's Linda Stephan talks with Biologist Steve Mauro. </p>

IPR News: FOIA Suit

Apr 7, 2009

<p>Grand Traverse County Judge Thomas Power has temporarily ordered Traverse City's Mayor, and several commissioners to NOT erase any records on their personal computers. It's part of a lawsuit over access to information brought by a former member of the Library Board. IPR's Linda Stephan reports.</p>

Points North: "Student Veteran"

Apr 3, 2009

<p>One question war veterans don't appreciate is "hey did you ever kill anybody?" Derek Blumke says he's heard of worse things said on college campuses. Blumke grew up near Petoskey and served six years active duty as an airman in Iraq. He says the transition to civilian life and college was difficult. So he founded a national organization to do something about it, Student Veterans of America.</p>

Points North: "Student Veteran"

Apr 3, 2009

<p>One question war veterans don't appreciate is "hey did you ever kill anybody?" Derek Blumke says he's heard of worse things said on college campuses. Blumke grew up near Petoskey and served six years active duty as an airman in Iraq. He says the transition to civilian life and college was difficult. So he founded a national organization to do something about it, Student Veterans of America.</p>

Michigan Writers on the Air: March 2009

Mar 28, 2009

<p>This month on Michigan Writers on the Air ...</p> <p>Host Aaron Stander chats with the 2009 chapbook contest winners: Theresa Scollon, Jaimien Delp, and Jenny Robertson. He also talks with Interlochen Arts Academy writer-in-residence Julie Case. And poet Fleda Brown provides a thoughtful commentary.</p>

Michigan Writers on the Air: March 2009

Mar 28, 2009

<p>This month on Michigan Writers on the Air ...</p> <p>Host Aaron Stander chats with the 2009 chapbook contest winners: Theresa Scollon, Jaimien Delp, and Jenny Robertson. He also talks with Interlochen Arts Academy writer-in-residence Julie Case. And poet Fleda Brown provides a thoughtful commentary.</p>

Point North: "Food Safety"

Mar 27, 2009

<p>Michigan Agriculture Commissioner Don Coe says food safety issues pose a serious threat to the region's local food movement. He says more regulation of farms is coming and local growers might as well be part of making them work. But not everyone thinks the government can make food safer, given its recent failure to keep tabs on the peanut processer in Georgia that caused a deadly outbreak of salmonella. And they say burden falls unfairly on small farms.</p>

IPR News: Locovore Food Distributors

Mar 27, 2009

<p>There's a new company up north that wants to buy and sell local food. Locovore Food Distributors made its first delivery this week to grocery chains downstate. The company's owner is a pioneer in connecting small farms to neighboring schools, restaurants and grocers. His new business model highlights a disagreement among local food advocates over how best to keep drumming up business for area farms. Peter Payette Reports.</p>

Point North: "Food Safety"

Mar 27, 2009

<p>Michigan Agriculture Commissioner Don Coe says food safety issues pose a serious threat to the region's local food movement. He says more regulation of farms is coming and local growers might as well be part of making them work. But not everyone thinks the government can make food safer, given its recent failure to keep tabs on the peanut processer in Georgia that caused a deadly outbreak of salmonella. And they say burden falls unfairly on small farms.</p>

IPR News: Co-Op Conversations

Mar 26, 2009

<p>A group opposed to new coal fired power plants being built in Michigan is appealing to electric co-op members with a new web site.</p>

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