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A Resignation, A Condemnation, and A Rebuttal

UPDATE: Video of the meeting has been posted.  Walters' resignation comes at 2:15:53.  Flannery's reaction comes at 2:25:40.

HCSO Threatens Constitutional Violations Over Lemonade Stand Pictures

The Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office has threatened to violate the Constitution, and you need to know what's going on.

Justice Served?

It's the (long overdue) very first episode of the Josh's Uncommon Sense Podcast, and the first topic is no light subject matter.  Josh looks at the David Gadelkarim case, the overall process of justice in Hillsdale County, and the part of the story we're not being told.  It's not a good situation, and you need to know exactly why this is happening.

A note for those of you on Android devices: we are aware of a bug in our online player that is preventing you from being able to use it.  We're currently working to resolve it.  In the meantime, you can play the file in your phone's audio player by clicking here.

Was Stillwell Ford Given Fair Consideration?

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No, Stillwell should have been chosen because the bids were all within 3% until the council chose the less-expensive spotlight.
68.57% (24 votes)
Yes, Stillwell was given fair consideration, and their price was higher regardless of the spotlight package submitted by Cole.
22.86% (8 votes)
2.86% (1 vote)
2.86% (1 vote)
2.86% (1 vote)
Total votes: 35

Council Discusses Residents' Use of Fireworks

With the sale of consumer fireworks becoming legal in Michigan in 2012, everyone knew there would be controversy, and controversy there has been.

The Michigan Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, as amended in 2013, states that local units of government can not ban the use of consumer fireworks during a period lasting from the day before to the day following a federal holiday.  That means that on July 3rd, 4th and 5th, any type of fireworks can be set off at any time, day or night.  But that does come with specific exceptions.


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