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Seven seek four trustee seats in Macomb Township | Elections

A heated race of seven candidates for four Macomb Township Board of Trustees posts will be decided by local voters on Nov. 3.

Current Macomb Township trustees Nancy Nevers and Charlie Oliver will face challenges from fellow Republicans Frank Cusumano and Peter J. Lucido III, as well as Democrats Laurita Bledsoe, Linda Rose Clor and Robert Johnston. Four seats are up for election, each with a four-year term. The position of trustee is part-time with an annual salary of $9,000 plus $200 per meeting according to township information.

Bledsoe, 65, has an associate’s degree in early childhood education and a doctorate in theology. She has lived in the township for 2 1/2 years. For her prior relevant political experience, Bledsoe listed “Over 12 years spearheading collaborative community outreaches that includes budgeting, interactions with governmental entities, businesses, services and resources to galvanize them for the empowerment of families and neighborhoods. Women’s

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Dexter would hold elections to sell city-owned property if ballot proposal passes

DEXTER, MI — If passed, a proposal on Dexter’s ballot would require a direct vote from residents in future elections on whether to lease or sell city-owned property, including equipment like trucks and light poles.



text: Residents will be able to vote on a ballot measure proposing changes to selling and leasing property in Dexter for the November election.


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Residents will be able to vote on a ballot measure proposing changes to selling and leasing property in Dexter for the November election.

Right now, such a vote is only needed if the property is a designated park property, according to officials. The new proposal would amend the Dexter city charter on “restrictions on powers to sell or lease property.”

Two sides have emerged on either side of the issue. On one side is the Dexter Citizens for Responsible Government, which has circulated a petition in favor of the proposal. On the other side is Mayor Shawn Keough and Dexter City Council, which passed a resolution

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H-1B visa: Ahead of US elections 2020, Trump administration races against time to tighten regulations

The administration is aiming to review these regulations before the country goes into re-election on November 3.

H-1B visas: Ahead of the US Presidential Elections 2020, President Donald Trump’s administration is trying to tighten the norms and make it harder for US companies to hire employees from abroad before the end of 2020. This, according to officials cited by news agency Reuters, would lead to preservation of jobs for American nationals as the country deals with severe blow to employment due to the coronavirus pandemic. The officials also said that the decision would be politically difficult to reverse, the report said.

The White House budget office is racing against time to review a fast-track regulation to narrow the definition of “specialty occupation” that is eligible under the H-1B programme for getting a skilled-worker visa, the report said, citing the website of the budget office and administration officials. Apart from this,

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Drainage, encouraging small business in Baton Rouge at the forefront of District 4 council race | Elections

Drainage and small business development are top priorities for the candidates running for the District 4 seat on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council, a position soon to be vacated by term-limited councilman Scott Wilson. 

The seat represents much of the city of Central and the eastern edge of the parish, an area that has been ravaged by flooding and is now struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the economy. 

Louisiana should allow more access to absentee mail ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential elections, U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick ruled in a …

The only Democrat in the race, Tenika James, 43, owns a mental health counseling service. She wants to implement a mentorship program that helps students explore career paths that don’t require four-year degrees by pairing them with local business owners.

“The time has changed and things are different, so if we try to

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