With Republican Rick Jones leaving the state House because of term limits, the primary election in the 71st state House district has attracted a field of nine candidates. The district covers most of Eaton County.
A political organization calling itself "The Tea Party" has filed its official list of candidates who will appear on the November ballot. As Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta reports, conservative tea party activists say they fear this is a political dirty trick to hijack their movement.
LANSING, MI – The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that downloading sexual images of children and putting them on a memory device is not the same as creating and distributing child pornography.
Michigan treats possessing and trafficking sexual images of youngsters to be a form of child abuse. Possessing child pornography is a four-year felony. Creating and distributing child porn is a 20-year felony.