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The Senate is voting on a $2 trillion deal to help jump-start the U.S. economy, battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the floor proceedings live.

MSU May Give Students A Day Off On Election Day

Jan 21, 2020
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is considering a fall break next school year, which could give students Election Day off.

But some think the schedule change could undercut efforts to encourage student voting on campus.

Classes could be canceled on Monday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 3, which is Election Day.

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The House of Representatives debates and votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

You can watch it live below. You can also listen live over the air on 88.1 WVPE.

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Communities across Michigan head to the polls on Tuesday. As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about how national politics are dragging attention away from these important elections.

ELKHART COUNTY - Tonight (Feb. 28) the Elkhart County Clerk's Office will hold the first of four demonstrations of new voting equipment that will be used by the county's voters in the May primaries.  The new machines provide a paper trail for votes.  The county moved $1.8 million from the landfill fund to pay for the new machines. That money will be paid back with interest over the next five years. 

Here's when/where the demonstrations will be held:

Feb. 28 at 6pm - Goshen Public Library

Mar. 4 at 6:30pm - Elkhart Public Library


Tuesday and Wednesday evenings the candidates for Sheriff in Elkhart and St. Joseph Counties will debate at IU South Bend.

The candidates for St. Joseph County sheriff will debate Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Weikamp Hall at IUSB, those for Elkhart County sheriff will debate at 6:30 on Wednesday evening at the IUSB Elkhart Center.

These debates  and several others as well as meet the candidates forums are hosted by the local American Democracy Project and League of Women Voters.

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