McLaren Port Huron Holds Ice Cream Social During National Night Out

national night out 2016In observance of National Night Out, the McLaren Port Huron Foundation is sponsoring a community ice cream social for Town North residents. This free event will be held Tuesday, August 2, 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the employee courtyard at McLaren Port Huron. The courtyard entrance is on Stone Street, near Richardson Street. Town North is the area of Port Huron bounded by the Black River, St. Clair River and the I-94/Blue Water Bridges corridor.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night Out is observed in more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states, United States territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. Residents throughout Port Huron and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.  For more information, call HealthAccess at (800) 228-1484.

 

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Shane Hernandez

Shane Hernandez – Candidate Visited WGRT

Term limits are prohibiting Paul Muxlow from running for another term as State Representative for the 83rd District.  The August 2nd primary is coming up next week and there are three candidates on the ballot for the Republican ticket for Representative in the State Legislature.  Muxlow’s son Matt, as well as Justin Faber and Shane Hernandez. …

Shane Hernandez – Candidate Visited WGRT

Shane Hernandez

Shane Hernandez

Term limits are prohibiting Paul Muxlow from running for another term as State Representative for the 83rd District.  The August 2nd primary is coming up next week and there are three candidates on the ballot for the Republican ticket for Representative in the State Legislature.  Muxlow’s son Matt, as well as Justin Faber and Shane Hernandez.  WGRT has had a chance to talk with some of the candidates, and when asked, Shane Hernandez says he is qualified because he feels people “want something different”, and he fits the bill.  He has a master’s degree in architecture and has worked in the field for eleven years in small business and has spent the last several years as a political activist, so he knows what is going on in Lansing.  He has a track record of working for the tax payers of Michigan, not just fighting and saying no, but offering solutions as well.  He says, he is happy with the job he is doing now, but he feels he can do what is best for the people, rather than give in to the pressures to “keep his position”.

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Paul Mitchell Running For Congress

There are five candidates vying for the position being left open by  Congresswoman Candice Miller who will not be running to retain her seat.  The Republican candidates on the ballot in the primary in August include Tony Forlini, Paul Mitchell, Phillip Pavlov, Alan Sanborn and David VanAssche.  WGRT has been speaking with these gentlemen about…

Paul Mitchell Running For Congress

paul mitchellThere are five candidates vying for the position being left open by  Congresswoman Candice Miller who will not be running to retain her seat.  The Republican candidates on the ballot in the primary in August include Tony Forlini, Paul Mitchell, Phillip Pavlov, Alan Sanborn and David VanAssche.  WGRT has been speaking with these gentlemen about what they feel are their qualifications and reasons for wanting to go to Washington.  Paul Mitchell says he has the experience in business, that is needed in Washington – to not only identify, but solve the problems.  He says he has proved himself in business by doing just that, and with his knowlege and expertise, he can make a difference in Congress.

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Tuesday, August 2 – Primary Election

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is encouraging all eligible voters to cast their ballots in the primary Tuesday, Aug. 2.  “I encourage all eligible voters to exercise their right to vote by casting a ballot in this year’s primary election,” Johnson said. “Your vote is your voice.”  The polls will be open on Election Day…

Tuesday, August 2 – Primary Election

Ruth Johnson

Ruth Johnson

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is encouraging all eligible voters to cast their ballots in the primary Tuesday, Aug. 2.  “I encourage all eligible voters to exercise their right to vote by casting a ballot in this year’s primary election,” Johnson said. “Your vote is your voice.”  The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Because this is a primary, voters are reminded that they can only cast votes within one party. Casting votes in a partisan primary for both Republican and Democratic candidates invalidates the partisan section of the primary ballot. Nonpartisan offices and proposals will appear after the partisan section of the ballot.  To view your sample ballot, visit the Michigan Voter Information Center atwww.michigan.gov/vote. Johnson said the website is a great online resource for voters. They can find their polling location or track their absentee ballots to confirm their absentee ballot has been received by their local clerk.  There is still time for voters to obtain an absentee ballot. As a registered voter, you may obtain an absentee ballot if you are:

  • age 60 or older.
  • physically unable to attend the polls without the assistance of another.
  • expecting to be out of town for the entire time the polls are open on Election Day.
  • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial.
  • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons.
  • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.

Those who wish to receive their absentee ballot by mail must submit their application by 2 p.m.Saturday, July 30. Absentee ballots can be obtained in person anytime through 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1. Voters who request an absentee ballot in person on Monday must fill out the ballot in the clerk’s office. Emergency absentee ballots are available under certain conditions through 4 p.m. on Election Day.  Residents who registered to vote by mail or via a voter registration drive and have never voted in Michigan are not eligible to vote by absentee ballot in their first election. They must vote in person at their precinct. This restriction does not apply to voters who are overseas, disabled or 60 or older.  Voters must fulfill identification requirements under Michigan law. They will be asked to present valid photo ID at the polls, such as a Michigan driver’s license or identification card. Anyone who does not have an acceptable form of photo ID or failed to bring it with them may still vote. They will sign a brief affidavit stating that they’re not in possession of a photo ID. Their ballots will be included with all others and counted on Election Day. Voters obtaining absentee ballots in person must meet the same photo identification requirement as voters who cast ballots in the polling place.  Under Michigan law, voters will also be presented with an application at the polls. By signing the application, the voter certifies that he or she is a U.S. citizen.  A specially equipped voting station called the AutoMARK Voter Assist Terminal is also available at each polling location for use by voters with disabilities.

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Crystal Meth Seized In DTF Raid

A 55 year old Clyde Township man is lodged at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center, following an investigation by the St. Clair County Drug Task Force.  According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the DTF conducted the investigation regarding sales of meth in the Clyde Township area.  That investigation led to the execution of…

Crystal Meth Seized In DTF Raid

sheriff officeA 55 year old Clyde Township man is lodged at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center, following an investigation by the St. Clair County Drug Task Force.  According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the DTF conducted the investigation regarding sales of meth in the Clyde Township area.  That investigation led to the execution of a search warrant in the 5000 block of North Road in Clyde Township at about 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.  The man was located inside the home, along with about $5000 worth of crystal methamphetamine, a methamphetamine lab, drug paraphernalia, scales and packaging material. The suspect faces charges including possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, operating a meth lab, possession of a Taser, maintaining a drug house and being a habitual offender.  The Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, Road Patrol Division and K-9 Unit assisted at the scene, along with the Fort Gratiot Township Fire Department.

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