Walberg easily wins primary election for Congressional seat covering Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg will move on in his quest to keep is Congressional seat. Walberg, R-Tipton, easily defeated opponent Sherry O’Donnell of Stevensville in the Tuesday, Aug. 2 primary election for the 5th U.S. Congressional District. Related: Live: Jackson County election results for Aug. 2, 2022Walberg will advance to the November general election and will face Democrat Bart Goldberg. Click here)Walberg has served as the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District since 2011, and also represented the district from 2007-09. More from the Jackson Citizen Patriot:Fiske Fries, carnival rides and concerts: Your guide to the 2022 Jackson County FairIncumbent commissioners win in Jackson County primaryPets of the week: Stanley needs an active home, but Tigger is a mellow girlWestern hoping to build on playoff runAlbion man, 19, arrested in string of multi-county catalytic converter theftsmlive.com
Meet the 2 Republicans seeking a Jackson-area seat for Congress
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – Two Republicans are seeking a U.S. Congress seat in a new district in the Jackson-area in Aug. 2 primary election. HEALTH CARE: What do you see as the federal government’s role in health care? O’Donnell:Our government’s health care system has been very destructive, especially when it comes to Big Pharma. More Jackson County election stories can be found here. Allie is very intelligentInmate death in Jackson County Jail attributed to natural causesmlive.com
Meet the 2 Republicans running for the District 3 Jackson County board seat
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – When selecting their next District 3 representative on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners, Republican primary voters will have two options on their ballot on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Related: Jackson County government district boundaries redrawn, but not everyone is happyKennedy has served on the Jackson County Board of Commissioners since 2018. I have also served on the Jackson County Planning Commission, Jackson County Food Protection Board, Jackson County Anti Discrimination Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, and the General Government Committee. Prior to that I served over 2 years on the Leoni Township Board of Trustees as a trustee. More Jackson County election stories can be found here.mlive.com
Police offer reward for information on Jackson Right to Life vandalism case
JACKSON, MI -- A reward is being offered to anyone with information about the vandalism of two Jackson buildings, including an office space shared by a Michigan congressman and a group opposed to abortion. On Friday, the Jackson Police Department announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism. No suspects have been identified at this point, and an investigation into the vandalism is ongoing, police said. Mike Klimmer at 517-768-8752, or report information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 855-840-7867. “I never shy away from my record as a strong conservative and defender of life,” Wahlberg said previously in a news release.mlive.com
Village Creamery still super sweet, county jail is crumbling: Jackson headlines June 18-23
JACKSON, MI – Village Creamery in Brooklyn is still just as sweet as it has ever been for this hot summer. In a 7-2 vote, the Jackson County Board of Commissioners at it’s Tuesday, June 21 meeting approved spending $208,000 toward primary road improvements in Leoni Township. I-94 ramp in Jackson area closing for a monthAn I-94 exit ramp in the Jackson area is closing for a month for rebuilding. Jackson County woman killed in head-on crashA head-on crash Tuesday in Jackson County left one woman dead and another person severely injured, police said. At about 3:46 p.m. June 21, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash on Wamplers Lake Road near Wellwood Road in Norvell Township in southeastern Jackson County.mlive.com
Man killed in head-on crash with semi in Eaton County
EATON COUNTY, MI -- A Saranac man died Wednesday night when the vehicle he was driving hit a semitruck head-on, police said. At about 7:40 p.m. June 22, deputies from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash reported on Grand Ledge Highway east of M-50, police said. Bradly Christopher Hugmeyer, 21, from Saranac, was traveling east in a Jeep Grand Cherokee when it collided head-on with a semi traveling west, police said. This crash remains under investigation by the Eaton County Detective Bureau and Accident Investigation Team. Police were assisted at the scene by the Sunfield Township Fire Department, Woodland Township Fire Department, Woodland Township Police, Castleton Maplegrove Nashville EMS and Michgian Department of Transportation.mlive.com
U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg’s campaign office targeted in alleged vandalism
JACKSON, MI -- A Jackson building shared by a Michigan congressman and a group opposed to abortion was the target of alleged vandalism Wednesday morning, police said. There was no evidence that anyone entered the building, Jackson Police and Fire Services Director Elmer Hitt said. No suspects have been identified at this point, and an investigation into the vandalism is ongoing, Hitt said. Dingell stated her Dearborn office has also been the target of vandalism and threats in the past. It’s not only anti-democratic, it is anti-American.”Representatives from Jackson Right to Life and Tim Wahlberg’s campaign could not be reached for comment.mlive.com
Jennifer Granholm visits new MSU facility expected to lead the nation in nuclear research
At MSU, Granholm spoke about the impact the new facility will have on Michigan and the country, as FRIB is expected to become the nation’s premiere center for nuclear research. “We’re going to invest in curiosity-based research, and research that leads to cures for cancer, that leads us to be safe in a nuclear age,” Granholm said. Gretchen Whitmer; MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr.; FRIB Director Thomas Glasmacher; MSU Board of Trustees Chair Diane Byrum; U.S. Sens. FRIB is also expected to generate accumulated wages totaling $1.7 billion, and add $4.4 billion to the state’s economy. “The FRIB will ensure that Michigan is the epicenter of high tech research, innovation and job growth,” Whitmer said.mlive.com
These candidates are running for the new Jackson-area seat in Congress
The filing deadline for partisan candidates to compete in the August primary was 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. Three Republicans, including Walberg, have filed so far to run for the seat the new Michigan Congressional district, which includes all of Jackson County, as well as parts of Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties. Related: What the new Congressional, legislative maps mean for Jackson, Jackson CountyCurrently, Republicans Elizabeth Ferszt of Jackson and Sherry O’Donnell of St. Joseph will challenge Walberg in August. Congressional candidates had to file at least 1,000 petition signatures by Tuesday to get on the August ballot. For more Jackson County election news, click here.mlive.com
What the new Congressional, legislative maps mean for Jackson, Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – New political district maps approved by an independent state commission in December mean changes when voters in the city of Jackson and Jackson County cast their ballots to elect state and federal leaders this year. The new maps also give Jackson County an extra Michigan Senate seat. The county currently sits in District 16, but will now be split between two new districts, District 14 and District 17. District 14 covers the majority of Jackson County, the entire city of Jackson and is joined with a section of Ann Arbor. Click here)Four Michigan House of Representatives districts now cover Jackson County instead of the previous two.mlive.com
Jackson County police to get nearly $50K grant for new equipment
JACKSON, MI -- A federal grant will help two Jackson County law enforcement groups buy new equipment. The $47,998 grant from The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant Program will be split between the Jackson Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release from U.S. Rep Tim Walberg, R-Tipton. The Sheriff’s Office will use the funds for bulletproof vests. The grant allows states and local governments to support a “broad range” of activities to prevent and control crime, the release states. More from the Jackson Citizen Patriot:Cause of woman’s death at Faster Horses revealed, waitress earns $100 tip: Jackson headlines Oct. 9-14Woman jailed for assaulting boyfriend with socket wrench in Jackson County, police sayDoll n’ Burgers looks too much like In-N-Out Burger, lawsuit claimsmlive.com
Congressman says rule that led VA to deny COVID vaccine to veteran will be fixed
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Don Schimmel, 93, is a Navy World War II veteran who is trying to get a coronavirus vaccine. The VA in Ann Arbor said that he makes too much money to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. READ: VA in Ann Arbor says veteran makes too much money to receive COVID-19 vaccine“You are rejected, over the income limit to receive medical treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs,” the rejection letter stated. Rep. Tim Walberg said that Congress should have seen that COVID shots were included in rules they gave the VA when it came to healthcare. AdWalberg said he saw Local 4′s report and reached out to the Ann Arbor VA.“That’s how I became aware of it and talked to the Ann Arbor VA this morning,” he said.
Michigan members of Congress want briefing on National Guard deployments to DC
A group of Michigan members of Congress are seeking an intelligence briefing on the redeployment of the Michigan National Guard to Washington, D.C. It has come to our attention that 1,000 members of the Michigan National Guard will be returning to Washington, D.C. to assist with ongoing security efforts at the U.S. Capitol. It is also our understanding that this new assignment will require the Guard members to be in our nation's capital until mid-March. It is critical that there remains due justification to send members of Michigan's National Guard back to Washington, D.C. AdRelated: Michigan National Guard deploys additional troops to assist state with COVID-19 response
Michigan Democrats call on Republican lawmakers who objected to election results to resign
DETROIT – On Tuesday, the Michigan Democratic Party announced it wants the three Republican representatives from Michigan who objected to the election results to resign. Republicans Lisa McClain, Tim Walberg and Jack Bergman all objected last Wednesday after rioters stormed the US Capitol. The call Tuesday for those resignations also comes as there is growing pressure in Washington and Lansing for lawmakers to be held accountable for furthering false election claims. “Walberg, McClain and Bergman’s actions have been nothing short of an attack on our democracy, a betrayal of those who they represent,” wrote MDP Party Chair Lavora Barnes. The next big thing we will be watching is how these members vote on impeachment Wednesday morning.
‘They didn’t care if they hurt people’ -- Michigan lawmakers react to deadly DC riots
DETROIT – Michigan members of Congress shared details of the violent and deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday. READ: Michigan lawmakers respond to deadly siege on US Capitol BuildingMembers of Congress continue to reel from the insurrection on Capitol Hill as stories of fear, chaos and bravery have come out. Bill Huizenga was one of them trying to take benches to try and secure the chamber,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell. “I started seeing clips and began to realize that there were mobs that didn’t care if they hurt people or damaged people,” Dingell recalled. Michigan officials are calling for the removal of Maddock and any representative who participated in the violence.
House Democrats prepared to defend Michigan election results in Congress
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s house Democrats said they plan to defend Michigan’s election results if there is an objection Wednesday in Congress. President-Elect Joe Biden, who won the Electoral College 306-232, is set to be inaugurated Jan. 20. WATCH: Congress holds Electoral College confirmation vote for BidenThe process is ceremonial and is typically a smooth and easy process. Some members of congress who may object were on the ballot in the same election,” said Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee. “As they continue to sow doubt in Michigan’s election results when it comes to the presidential election, they have no issue taking their own oath of office a few days ago.
Florida's Sen. Scott has coronavirus, 'very mild symptoms'
Scott, 67, has been quarantining at home all week after coming into contact in Florida on Nov. 13 with someone who subsequently tested positive. Scott, a Republican, said he was “feeling good” despite the mild symptoms and would be working at his home in Naples. “I want to remind everyone to be careful and do the right things to protect yourselves and others,” Scott said in a statement. House members could be regularly tested in the Capitol starting this week, but there is still no testing protocol for senators. The absence Scott and Grassley on Tuesday helped Democrats block the nomination of Judy Shelton, Trump’s controversial pick for the Federal Reserve.
US House to offer regular virus testing for members, staff
Scott Applewhite)After months without internal testing protocols, members of the U.S. House and their staff will now have regular access to coronavirus testing at the Capitol physician’s office when they return to Washington from their home states. The tests, which have a six- to 12-hour turnaround, represent the first regular testing program in the Capitol since the beginning of the pandemic. While Monahan’s letter is addressed to all members of Congress and staff, it says the House of Representatives will be offering the regular daily testing hours for those who have traveled back to Washington. The office has already been providing tests to members and staff from both sides of the Capitol who were directly exposed to the virus. To keep members safe, House Democrats are holding their caucus elections this week virtually.
The Latest: Iowa's governor orders statewide mask mandate
Kim Reynolds has dropped her opposition to a statewide mandate for mask use to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The mandate applies only when people are within six feet of others for 15 minutes and they aren’t members of their households. ______NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson has begun a new late-stage trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this time on a two-dose regimen. Gavin Newsom said he was pulling the “emergency brake” Monday on the state’s efforts to reopen its economy as coronavirus cases surge more dramatically than during a summer spike. ___BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday the number of new coronavirus cases is flattening following two weeks of new restrictions, but it’s too early to tell whether more will be necessary.
General Election results for Michigan U.S. House District 7 on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. You can find results for Michigan U.S. House District 7 here. r10883 U.S. House District 7 - Michigan Candidate Votes % *Incumbent 0% of Precincts Reporting (0 / 0)Find more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Michigan Congressman announces nearly $2 million in funding for local health centers amid coronavirus pandemic
JACKSON, Mich. – Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg announced nearly $2 million in federal grants for two health centers in Michigan’s 7th district on Wednesday. To aid their response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Center for Family Health in Jackson County will receive $1,039,385 and the Family Medical Center of Michigan in Lenawee and Monroe Counties will receive $839,300 among them, officials said. Related: Coronavirus in Michigan: Here’s where we stand today“The Coronavirus has placed an enormous strain on every facet of our health care system,” said Walberg. “Community health centers are on the front lines of providing patient-centered care, especially during a public health emergency. This additional funding comes at a critical time, and I will continue my efforts to ensure Michigan’s health care workers and providers have the necessary resources to combat the Coronavirus.”The federal grants were authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, officials said.