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AP Class B boys basketball All-State team announced

The Associated Press has announced its Class B boys basketball All-State team, as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sports writers ...
Livingston County Daily Press & Argus (Howell); Jason Schmitt, The Oakland Press (Pontiac); Eric Woodyard, MLive ...

COLUMN: Faced with do-over on wolf issue, state policymakers follow reckless path

Proposal 2 was rejected in 69 of Michigan's 83 counties and in all 15 congressional districts. Six weeks later, U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell restored federal protection (after a three-year hiatus) for the Great Lakes gray wolves under the Endangered ...

Unlikely advocate fights for medical marijuana access

“She takes a business approach,” said Howell Police Chief George Basar, who is also a legislative liaison for the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. That organization lobbied hard last year against legislation that would have set statewide ...


Edward was born in Flint, on July 22, 1956, son of Edward and Dorothy (Mitchell) Howell. He married Marcia “Marcy” Wheeler on June 25, 1999. Edward was a member of Christ the King in Lapeer, Lutheran Via De Christo of Central Michigan and UAW Local #598.

Dixie Lee Sullivan

Reverend Lindsey Wade will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. She was born on September 19, 1962, in Howell, Michigan, to Evelyn Hall Thompson and the late William Harold Hollister. She worked at the Bailey Cross Shelter Project ...

West Michigan military: See achievements by local service men and women

Marine Corps Lance Corporal Ashleigh Howell, a 2013 Grandville High graduate ...
Navy Diver 1st Class (DSW/SW/EXW) Benjamin Gyger, of Portland, MI, is the leading petty officer of Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport and the recent ...

Battery Solutions names new CFO

Battery Solutions, a Howell, Michigan-based provider of battery recycling services and systems, has appointed Alexander Nitsche its new chief financial officer. Nitsche brings with him material management, logistics, controlling and financial management ...

Nebraska wins 10th straight, sweeps Michigan

Colton Howell needed four pitches in the ninth to record one out and his second save of the season. Erstad said he was pleased with the way his team pitched against a Michigan team that likes to run when it gets on the bases. “I didn’t feel like any of ...

Montessori education could be coming to Abilene

"My children have attended Montessori schools in the past," she said. "My son was in the school last year (in Howell, Michigan). I was disappointed there wasn't one here. I just don't have any experience opening a school." Hienze said she's looking for ...

Livingston Hosts Town Hall Meeting Regarding May Ballot Proposal

HOWELL, MI (WLNS) – With pothole season in full swing and commercials for the May ballot proposal also appearing, local officials wants to make sure you are informed about exactly what is on the ballot. The Livingston County Board of Commissioners is ...

KEM Sits In Studio With Deborah Howell

Coming off hot from night one of two nights of shows at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, KEM was generous to stop by The WAVE’s studios for a chat with Deborah Howell! KEM is currently touring with Charlie W…



TSA Finds Gun In Carry-On At Mobile Regional Airport

TSA officials at Mobile Regional Airport found a loaded weapon in a passenger’s carry-on bag Wednesday, according to regional spokesman Mark Howell. TSA alerted police upon finding a loaded Glock .45 …

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baby-hart: katee1415: ilovetolosemymind: tbiamaryllis: holy-howell: nosdrinker: did she get kicked out of her house after this what the actual fuck did i just watch Please don’t scroll past this …

like everyone else i am kinda disappointed in them…

like everyone else i am kinda disappointed in them…

okay but now i’m just imaging poor dan seeing the zayn poster in his bathroom

okay but now i’m just imaging poor dan seeing the zayn poster in his bathroom

Varina Banks Howell Davis was the second wife of the politician...

Varina Banks Howell Davis was the second wife of the politician Jefferson Davis, who became president of the Confederate States of America. She was manifestly ill-suited for this role in part because…

A Shout-out – Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers

I’d like to thank the Academy… By the “Academy” I mean the group of wonderful people, writers, chefs, photographers, readers, and bloggers who come here to Teagan’s Books each week. You see, when …

Defining the Instructional Core in #PhysEd

The last several weeks have been quite the whirlwind for me as a physical education professional.  There are so many new exciting projects and initiatives that seem to be launching, I can barely keep …

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The poem is about Dan Howell. His name is Daniel but he’s better known as Dan Found him a long time ago and ever since, I’ve been a fan His videos are worth waiting for and they are never a wast…


How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in HOWELL MICHIGAN

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted.

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to for the texts of the legislation.

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes. provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)



The Guardian and a warning to HOWELL MICHIGAN: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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The situation of health coverage in in HOWELL MICHIGAN

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 



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