Mujtaba al-Sweikat had been 17-years-old and right about to get on a plane in Saudi Arabia in 2012 to head to the United States to visit WMU, when he was arrested for taking part in the Arab Spring protests.
House Bills 6230, 6231, and 6232 would repeal parts of Michigan’s law that allow “child placing agencies” to refuse services on the basis of their “sincerely held religious beliefs”, and parts of the law that prevent the state of Michigan from taking action against such refusal.
In Michigan, we already pay a 10 cent deposit on bottles and cans of carbonated beverages, a measure introduced 42 years ago in order to incentivize recycling. Now, a measure to spread that deposit to most other drinks is being considered.
Michigan House Democrats Gretchen Driskell of Saline and Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo have co-sponsored an amendment to the Michigan Constitution they say will help make voting easier, especially for working people with families.
Among other things, the proposal would allow for early voting - essentially opening local clerk's offices or voting centers a day or two before Election Day where early votin
Michigan Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) tells WBCK that fireworks rules in Michigan are ready to be revised, five years after a total fireworks ban was lifted in the state.
Hoadley said he has heard a chorus of complaints - louder than ever since the ban was lifted in 2011 - after this Independence Day holiday celebrating...
Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) tells WBCK a bi-partisan proposal in the Michigan House of Representatives to develop a Amber Alert-style system for other emergencies is likely to pass easily in the House and Senate.
The proposed system, inspired by the Kalamazoo shootings which happened exactly two months ago Wednesday, would allow law enforcement to deploy a significant alert warning vi
In a guest column last week in the Detroit Free Press, Kalamazoo Representative Jon Hoadley implored everyone for a practical discussion about gun violence, this after his community was thrust into the random-shooting-national-spotlight...
The late-evening passage of a bill that will potentially kill Michigan's straight party ticket voting option is drawing fire from Democrats like Kalamazoo Rep. Jon Hoadley, who calls the effort "disingenuous."
Hoadley tells WBCK the GOP-led House and Senate pushed the measure through in the late evening hours one night last week, at a time when most Michigan voters are consumed with last
Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) has been among the outspoken minority in Lansing after a road funding deal came together which was approved by the House and Senate and signed by the governor Tuesday. Hoadley told WBCK Tuesday bipartisanship does exist in Lansing, but not when it came to the roads deal...