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Outman making second attempt to keep e-cigarettes away from kids

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes grows, so too does the amount of questions raised regarding how they should be regulated. Are they dangerous? What’s in them? Are they a legitimate substitute for traditional cigarettes?

Ionia County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Julie Calley

Michigan works? Future uncertain for four-county jobs agency

What’s been working for a four-county area in central Michigan for the past 35 years may not be working anymore.

The Central Area Michigan Works Consortium (CAMWC) has been in existence since 1981. The agency is unique in that it encompasses four counties — Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella and Montcalm — and works in conjunction with local EightCAP services.

Greenville City Councilman Lloyd Scoby and City Manager George Bosanic joined in a discussion on the merits and pitfalls of Proposal 1 during the Greenville City Council meeting on Tuesday. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Greenville city officials weigh in on Proposal 1

As the deadline for understanding Proposal 1 creeps closer, more and more institutions are discussing the matter in an effort to understand both the merits and pitfalls of the ballot proposal. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Greenville City Council weighed in on the impacts of Michigan Ballot Proposal 15-1, or simply Proposal 1, which will go before voters on May 5.

The Star-Wars themed Run-2-Bike-2 (R2B2) Duathlon event will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 4 at the Greenville Community Center. — Courtesy/Tri-Greenville Committee

R2B2 Duathlon features Jedis and Siths, helps food pantries

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away there was an event which brought peace. That event was the R2B2 Duathlon.

A Montcalm County resident asks a question during an informational forum on Monday at the Greenville High School Performing Arts Center. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

Proposal 1 forum tries to shed light on May 5 decision

Although May 5 is less than two weeks away, voters who plan on weighing in on Proposal 1 may need all of that time to become completely aware of all the implications in the statewide ballot proposal. Pennies to dollars, there will be some questions voters have on the complicated language of the proposal after giving it a thorough read.

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JUST IN: Greenville City Council talks Proposal 1, Star Wars

Proposal 1 and Yoda were on the collective mind of the Greenville City Council on Tuesday.

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Eureka Planning Commission OKs special land use permit for sobriety home

When it comes to helping those who seek sobriety, there may be some people who have more passion than Angela Kazemier. But not many.

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JUST IN: Gowen man pinned in vehicle for hours after accident

A Gowen man was pinned in his vehicle for what may have been several hours following a collision Sunday morning.

During the Thursday Coalition of Greater Greenville meeting, attendees discussed the complexities of Proposal 1. — Daily News/Brad Klosner

COGG discusses the complexities of Proposal 1 during Thursday meeting

Here in Michigan, we are as proud of our potholes as our Legislature’s ability to concoct simple ballot language. Or are we? “I wish our Legislature would come up with ballot language that would be easy to understand,” Greenville Area Community Foundation President and CEO Alison Barberi said. “Complicated ballot language is not a new strategy by far.”

Mancino’s owner Debbie Sellers, left, and Parkinson’s support group leader Becki Hansen will be hosting an event to raise funding for research into the disease Monday at Mancino’s in downtown Greenville. The two are pictured with Sellers’ father-in-law, Lewis Walker, who also suffers from Parkinson’s disease. — Daily News/Mike Taylor

Good food for a good cause at Mancino’s Parkinson’s benefit

Great strides have been made in recent years toward the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, but there’s still a long way to go, according to local organizer and Parkinson’s sufferer Becki Hansen. Funding for research is always in short supply, so Hansen and a few friends are doing their part to raise a little more.