hurricane isaac

Politics & Government
4:01 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

Political conventions & Isaac

Here come the balloons
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

America’s two largest political showcase events could be hampered in their efforts to get out their messages because of Hurricane Isaac.

The Republicans have left Tampa and the Democrats are rolling into Charlotte.

This weekend should be filled with nothing but talk about what Mitt Romney said about Barack Obama and what the Democratic President plans to say about his Republican challenger.

Instead, Hurricane Isaac threatens to dilute both parties finely crafted convention messaging.

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Economy
3:30 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Michigan gasoline prices rising, Michigan Attorney General warns against price gouging

Paying a higher price at the pump?
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Michigan gasoline prices have risen 25 cents in the past week.

The price increase is tied to late summer driving demand and Hurricane Isaac disrupting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico.

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Michigan stands at $4.08, according to GasBuddy.com.

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Politics & Government
4:15 pm
Sun August 26, 2012

As Isaac gets closer, Michigan Republicans party in Tampa

The governor's reception at the Florida Aquarium drew more than 300 people on Sunday afternoon.
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Isaac is coming, but for Michigan’s delegation to the Republican National Convention the parties go on.

They used to call them ‘Hurricane parties’.  People getting together to have a good time as one of nature’s most destructive forces bore down on them.   They can now change the name to 'Republican Hurricane Parties.'

As  Isaac churned its way north, Michigan’s delegation to the RNC went ahead and held their planned governor’s reception at the Florida Aquarium.   

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Politics & Government
8:59 am
Sun August 26, 2012

Republican National Convention preps for Isaac

Republicans storm into Tampa, but make way for Tropical Storm Isaac which is expected to intensify today
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

Tropical storm Isaac is bearing down on Florida.   But for now Michigan’s delegation to the Republican National Convention plans to keep to it’s pre-convention schedule.

Members of Michigan’s delegation had planned for a once in a lifetime experience in Tampa this week, but they didn’t expect it to be a hurricane. 

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