Rick Pluta http://wjsu.org en Same-Sex Parenting Goes On Trial In Detroit http://wjsu.org/post/same-sex-parenting-goes-trial-detroit Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage goes on trial today in Detroit, and Michigan Public Radio's Rick Pluta is there. A lesbian couple wants to settle the doubts over same-sex parenting. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 24013 at http://wjsu.org Michigan Works To Match Dropouts With Degrees Already Earned http://wjsu.org/post/michigan-works-match-dropouts-degrees-already-earned There's a nationwide search underway to find former students who don't know they've already done all or most of the work needed to earn a credential that might help them land a better-paying job.<p>In Michigan, several hundred community college dropouts were recently surprised to learn they had enough credits to qualify for an associate degree. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:18:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 20136 at http://wjsu.org Michigan Works To Match Dropouts With Degrees Already Earned Challenge To Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Grows From Adoption Case http://wjsu.org/post/challenge-michigans-gay-marriage-ban-grows-adoption-case A federal judge in Michigan could rule as soon as Thursday on a challenge to the state's ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions. The challenge comes as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear two cases dealing with gay marriage later this month.<p>In the Michigan case, a lesbian couple sued not because they want to be married, but because they want to be parents.<p>Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer have been together 13 years. For all practical purposes, they consider themselves married to each other. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:04:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 12283 at http://wjsu.org Challenge To Michigan's Gay Marriage Ban Grows From Adoption Case GOP Michigan Congressman To Run Write-In Campaign http://wjsu.org/post/gop-michigan-congressman-run-write-campaign Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., is facing the daunting prospect of running a write-in campaign to get re-elected this year, as his campaign fell far short of the number of petition signatures he needs to qualify for the August primary ballot.<p>Compounding McCotter's troubles: It appears election fraud may have played a part in the failure.<p><p>The Michigan attorney general's office launched an investigation into the ballot scandal that threatens to bring an end to McCotter's decade-long career in Congress. Wed, 30 May 2012 07:18:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 3793 at http://wjsu.org GOP Michigan Congressman To Run Write-In Campaign Romney Name Doesn't Guarantee Ballot Magic In Michigan http://wjsu.org/post/romney-name-doesnt-guarantee-ballot-magic-michigan GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney plays up his Michigan roots when he talks to voters in the state where he grew up.<p>In 2008, Romney won the Republican presidential primary in Michigan. On the campaign trail, he likes to tell stories about his father, George, who was an iconic governor of Michigan in the 1960s:<p>"He said, 'It sure is great to be in Mount Clemens today,' even though he was in Mount Pleasant. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 06:37:00 +0000 Rick Pluta 717 at http://wjsu.org