1. Reporting by Rex Santus, a city reporter for the Daily Kent Stater.

    It wasn’t until eight years ago First Lady Michelle Obama paid back her student loans, she said Tuesday during a teleconference with student media outlets.

    “I always remember what life was like when Barack and I were just starting out our life together,” Obama said. “We were holding down jobs and out of school … We bought our first condominium. We found our combined monthly student loan bill was actually higher than our first mortgage.”

    Obama’s teleconference was in preparation for her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday night. The call focused on the importance of young people’s voting in the November election.

    Obama said young people are the “engine” of her husband’s campaign.

    “The fact is we know this election hangs in the balance,” Obama said. “We know that young people and new voters like many of you are the ones who can put this election over the top.”

    Listen to audio clips from the call and read the full story on KentWired.

    kentwired.com »

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