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DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN WHATS THE BEST FIT FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR

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Editor's Note: In 2004, Black people voted 89 percent for the Democratic presidential candidate and 10 percent for Bush. Some pundits argue that the Democratic Party is the best hope for African-Americans, given the chilling Right Wing bent of Republicans. ...

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http://thetoledojournal.com/News/Article/Article.asp?NewsID=14121&sID=3

One of top legal thinkers in America fired for "liberal" political views

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This just in: According to Brian Leiter

Why doesn't the GOP want Ohio's voting machines tested?

Ohio Republicans have blocked a proposal to test electronic voting machines prior to the 2008 presidential primary.

Lucas County development exec grilled over jobs

Shawn Ferguson entered the Lucas County commissioners' chambers yesterday as a bearer of good news: A local company receiving a tax abatement volunteered to donate money to Toledo Public Schools and Spencer Township.

Prelim Results

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Registered Voters 99765 - Cards Cast 7287 7.30% Num. Report Precinct 171 - Num. Reporting 171 100.00%

Council District 2
Total
Number of Precincts 64
Precincts Reporting 64 100.0 %
Total Votes 3299
MOLLY MCHUGH BRANYAN 704 21.34%
D. MICHAEL COLLINS 523 15.85%
ED CICHY 467 14.16%
JEFF SIMPSON 389 11.79%
JOE KIDD 374 11.34%
KAREN SHANAHAN 272 8.24%
MARIO CAMPOS 216 6.55%

9/11 Primary Elections Results Discussion - Turnout, winners, losers - your thoughts

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Turnout comments? Winners, losers, surprises, and let's toss in the kitchen sink. What are your thoughts?

Casinos have paid over $1 billion in taxes and fees to Detroit

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DETROIT

Toledo Blade Boulevard widening runs short of cash

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Growth revenues are not going to be enough to pay for the widening of Toledo Blade Boulevard next year. But that will not stop North Port, FL from spending $23 million to ease congestion on the busy road connecting U.S. 41 in Charlotte County to Interstate 75 in the eastern part of the city.

Out of Control Mayors Cost Taxpayers

A Wayne County jury today found Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and the city liable for unfairly punishing two police officers who probed reports of bad behavior by the mayor and his police body guards, and awarded them $6.5 million, plus interest from 2003.

http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070911/UPDATE/709110411

If this is the case, then the rest of the state must be in dire shape

Article published Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Toledo area looking good for job seekers
Metro Toledo ranks among the best cities in the state in terms of hiring for the October through December period in a new survey.
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070911/BUSINESS0...

Toledo Board of Education approves a Million dollars in MOUs

Ever wonder how TPS spends your money?

Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain

As a "liberal", I'n not surprised by this...

Previous psychological studies have found that conservatives tend to be more structured and persistent in their judgments whereas liberals are more open to new experiences. The latest study found those traits are not confined to political situations but also influence everyday decisions.

Clinton to cut ties with fundraiser

The Democrat's presidential campaign is refunding $850,000 linked to Norman Hsu, caught up in allegations of running a Ponzi scheme.

By Robin Fields, Chuck Neubauer and Dan Morain, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
September 11, 2007

Craig moves to retract his plea

Senator says anxiety clouded his judgment

MINNEAPOLIS -- U.S. Sen. Larry Craig filed court papers Monday seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in an airport sex sting, saying he entered the plea under stress caused by media inquiries into his sexuality.

Fired aide often disciplined

Dwayne Morehead, who got a $48,500-a-year city job after volunteering in the mayoral campaign of Carty Finkbeiner and was fired last month, was disciplined or counseled 11 times during Jack Ford's administration, mostly for poor attendance.

Ronnell Traynum for City Council

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Tuesday, I hope you consider Ronnell Traynum for City Council. You can learn more below.

Don't forget tomorrow's Toledo City Coucil Primary for Districts 2, 4 and 6 - 20% or greater turn-out?

Voting will reduce 3 races for council
By JOSHUA BOAK
BLADE POLITICS WRITER
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070910/NEWS09/70...
"We're hoping for a 20 percent or greater turnout," said Jill Kelly, executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections.

Desperate People Do Desperate Things - Dwayne Morehead's Personnel File Put On Public Display

The press conference at Government Center today to protest the termination of Dwayne Morehead was attended by members of the community and the Press. The Toledo Journal, The Soujouner Truth, The Toledo Blade, Channel 13 and WSPD radio attended. A number of concerned citizens attended as well.

District 4 - Who is worth voting for?

Where can I find out what the canidates running for District 4 stand for? I haven't recieved a knock on the door, a phone call or any literature. I don't think any of my neighbors downtown have.

I don't have a clue what any of them stand for other than a few blurbs in the paper or on the radio. Any suggestions on who is worth voting for?

Thanks

River East's new director has organization running strong

After a rough year in which River East Economic Revitalization Corp. almost lost its management contract at The Docks, the organization is running strong again with a new executive director.

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