Romney http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-michigan-news-headlines-88 <p><strong>Paul Ryan in Michigan as presidential race narrows</strong></p><p>"For the first time this fall, the Romney-Ryan ticket is spending time in Michigan. Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan rallied voters in Rochester Monday. He told hundreds of supporters at Oakland University that President Obama has failed when it comes to economic and foreign policy, especially by proposing cuts to defense spending. Ryan’s visit comes as Republicans are narrowing the President’s lead in Michigan. After last week’s debate, Mr. Obama’s advantage fell from 10 points to just 3, according to a new poll from the Detroit Free Press," Kate Wells <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/catching-polls-republicans-return-michigan">reports. </a></p><p><strong>Political ads in Michigan lopsided</strong></p><p>"A new study shows TV ad spending in the presidential and Senate campaigns in Michigan has been lopsided so far. The Michigan Campaign Finance Network says incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow’s campaign has spent over a million dollars in the last three weeks. Her opponent, former Congressman Pete Hoekstra, has not run any TV ads since the August primary. But the Hoekstra’s campaign announced a big TV ad buy Monday. The study also shows groups supporting presidential hopeful Mitt Romney have spent about $13 million in the state. The Obama campaign and its supporters have not run many ads, but Mr. Obama still holds a lead in most Michigan polls," Jake Neher reports.</p><p><strong>Kalamazoo study investigates if police racially profile</strong></p><p>"Kalamazoo’s public safety department is conducting a study to see if its officers unfairly target racial and ethnic minorities. The study is not being court ordered, the city isn’t being sued, and there hasn’t been any big incident that sparked the study. Similar studies have been undertaken at police departments in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Washtenaw County. The results will be available in the spring. Federal grants will pay for the bulk of the study’s cost," Lindsey Smith <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/study-will-determine-if-racial-profiling-factor-kalamazoo-traffic-stops">reports.</a><br> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 11:53:01 +0000 Emily Fox 9423 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-michigan-news-headlines-87 <p><strong>Romney campaign in Michigan this week</strong></p><p>"Mitt Romney's campaign is showing Michigan some love this week. Romney's running mate Paul Ryan holds a rally at Oakland University tonight. That follows Saturday's appearance by Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in suburban Detroit. And this Friday, Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, will stop in Grand Rapids," Tracy Samilton reports.</p><p><strong>Voter registration deadline is tomorrow</strong></p><p>The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is tomorrow. According to Michigan Secretary of State's <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1640_9150-287348--,00.html">website. </a></p><blockquote><p>"Voters may register by mail, at their county, city or township clerk's office, or by visiting any Secretary of State office. The mail-in form is available at <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633---,00.html">www.Michigan.gov/elections</a>. First-time voters who register by mail must vote in person in their first election, unless they hand-deliver the application to their local clerk, are 60 years old or older, are disabled or are eligible to vote under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. To check their registration status, residents may visit the Michigan Voter Information Center at <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1633-49313--,00.html">www.Michigan.gov/vote</a>. On the website, residents can view a sample ballot, find their polling location, learn about absentee voting, get information on Michigan's voter ID laws and view contact information for their local clerk."</p><p></p></blockquote><p><strong>Twenty cases of meningitis in Michigan</strong></p><p>"At least 20 cases of meningitis have been confirmed in Michigan, including two deaths. The meningitis outbreak has been linked to a steroid produced by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The steroid has been recalled," the AP reports.</p><p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:03:53 +0000 Emily Fox 9405 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . Commentary: The Romneys http://michiganradio.org/post/commentary-romneys <p>I don’t claim to really know Mitt Romney, who is going to be nominated for president tonight at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. I did, however, interview him at length five years ago, the first time he ran for president.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:21:41 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 8851 at http://michiganradio.org Commentary: The Romneys