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Annette McMichael 11-21-2014

Annette McMichael is the Communications Director SAFE, which stands for Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment. McMichael sat down with Tom Miller on the Morning Newswatch to discuss a court case unfolding in Madison County, which could

John “Mike” Henry 1120-2014

Carbondale businessman John “Mike” Henry stops by The Morning Newswatch to discuss his recent announcement to run for Mayor of Carbondale, and the ideas that he has to improve the city.

State Senator Gary Forby 11-19-2014

State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) stops by The Morning Newswatch to discuss all the news surrounding the fall veto session which begins today.

Jane Addams 11-19-2014

Carbondale Councilwoman Jane Addams stops by The Morning Newswatch to discuss a potential property tax increase and to also talk about her announcement to run for Mayor of the city.

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  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78 November 23, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council.
  • Putin says Russia is not isolated over Ukraine crisis: TASS November 23, 2014
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin denied Moscow would be isolated internationally over the Ukraine crisis and said Russia's economy would not be the only one to suffer from Western sanctions and falls in oil prices and the rouble. The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on Russia over its annexation of Ukraine's Cr
  • A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue? November 23, 2014
    DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters may find a playbook in Colorado.
  • Civic group: No Ferguson grand jury decision yet November 23, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
  • Iran, world powers seek elusive nuclear deal one day before deadline November 23, 2014
    Iran and world powers face an uphill struggle to break the deadlock in their high-stakes nuclear negotiations and secure a historic deal on the eve of a deadline. Kerry, who on Friday postponed a trip to Paris to remain in Vienna for the talks, met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday afternoon, their fourth meeting in three days. German
  • Missouri town on edge awaiting grand jury decision on police shooting November 22, 2014
    By Daniel Wallis FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - An uneasy quiet settled over Ferguson, Missouri, on Saturday evening after another day without a decision from a grand jury on whether to bring charges against a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teen. With the St. Louis suburb and the rest of the country waiting for an announcement, activists and poli
  • Volunteer snow shovelers hit Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise November 22, 2014
    By Aaron Ingrao BUFFALO (Reuters) - As temperatures near Buffalo, New York, rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbors clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, armed themselve
  • Kerry says gaps remain in talks about Iran's nukes November 22, 2014
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned of "serious gaps" in talks about a nuclear deal with Iran, but as Monday's deadline approached his German counterpart said Tehran and six world powers have "never been closer" to agreement since they started negotiating more than six years ago.
  • Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees November 22, 2014
    Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad.
  • Four dead in murder-suicide on South Dakota reservation, police say November 22, 2014
    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A South Dakota man shot and killed three people and critically wounded a fourth person before taking his own life at a residence on a Native American reservation, law enforcement officials said Saturday. Local police cooperating with Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribal Police had launched an early morning manhunt for the shooting suspect but l

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