Ionia City Clerk Highlights Voter Turnout and Challenges with New Election Laws in February Presidential Primary

IONIA, Michigan – Ionia’s clerk recently provided an update on the challenges faced by clerks due to new election laws during the February presidential primary. Mary Patrick, Ionia City Clerk, discussed the primary at the Ionia City Council meeting on March 6. Out of more than 5,000 registered city voters, a total of 705 ballots were cast. These included 390 absentee votes, 299 votes on Election Day, and 16 early voting participants over nine days. The cost of the election and the turnout were also discussed. In-person voting cost the city $0.50 per voter, while … Read more

Brown County Grand Jury Returns 19 Indictments in February 2024 Session

Brownwood, Texas – The Brown County Grand Jury convened in February 2024 and returned 19 true bills against 19 individuals, according to District Attorney Michael Murray. The indictments include various charges such as possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest. Among those indicted is Kenji Octavius Rice, who faces charges of possession of a controlled substance. Additionally, Sabino Alvarez was indicted for evading arrest. The full list of indicted individuals was not disclosed. The grand jury is responsible for reviewing evidence and determining whether there is enough evidence to proceed with a criminal trial. … Read more

Michigan Leading the Way: New Gun Safety Laws Set to Take Effect in February

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist asserts that Michigan is leading the way in gun safety as new laws take effect. Recently, the state held its inaugural Michigan Gun Violence Prevention Summit, where state and national leaders convened to discuss the implementation of gun violence legislation enacted in 2023 and explore future reforms. These laws, which include provisions for safe storage, universal background checks, and red flag laws, aim to prevent firearms from falling into the hands of individuals at risk of self-harm or causing harm to others. During the summit, Lieutenant Governor … Read more