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Key Republican seeks ties with farm-state Dems on Senate Agriculture panel

WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall is vowing he’ll rely on the relationships he’s built with Democratic colleagues and the Biden administration to...

Rick Haglund: More companies recognize the value of diversity and inclusion....

Lee Chatfield did more to advance the cause of diversity, inclusion and equity in Michigan workplaces in the past two weeks than he did...

House Agriculture panel to key in on climate change and farming

WASHINGTON — Democrats are eyeing proposals that would support programs for U.S. farmers — who have suffered catastrophic losses from severe weather events in...

Lawmaker renews fight to ban discrimination based on hair

Updated, 7:58 a.m., 2/25/21 Cameo King knows the potential downside of wearing natural hair.  As a young African-American journalist, she was advised by someone in management...

Whitmer makes case to U.S. Senate for more federal infrastructure help

WASHINGTON — Senators who could decide the fate of President Joe Biden’s push for a major new infrastructure package seemed open to his priorities...

Susan J. Demas: A GOP firebrand put economics before his values....

It was somewhat surprising when news broke a couple weeks ago that Southwest Michigan First was tapping former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering)...

Environmentalists make long-shot attempt to ban new factory farms

Iowa has a poop problem. The Hawkeye State’s pigs, cows and chickens produce about as much waste as 134 million people — nearly the population of...

After flip-flopping on LGBTQ rights, Chatfield resigns from new CEO post

Former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) announced on social media Monday morning that he has resigned as CEO of Southwest Michigan First, as...

Biden at Pfizer: We’ll approach normalcy ‘by the end of the...

President Joe Biden and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Friday afternoon for a tour of the pharmaceutical company's Portage facility...

Kalamazoo City Commission severs ties, funding to biz group after Chatfield...

Less than a week after former state House Speaker Lee Chatfield landed a new job as the CEO of a Kalamazoo-based economic development agency,...

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