West Michigan

Whitmer signs directive to cut fees, wait times on FOIA requests

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants Michigan to lose its distinction as one of the least transparent states in the country. On Friday, one month to...

Michigan Republican, new chairwoman spar over ‘stinking rules’

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) is off to a rocky start with the new chairwoman of a powerful U.S. House committee. Huizenga, a fifth-term Republican...

Susan J. Demas: Gretchen Whitmer will be a national star, whether...

Newly inaugurated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she has no plans to land on the 2020 ticket. In fact, she was pretty emphatic that she...

Michigan in national news: Biden buoyed Upton in 2018

With 10 million people, a full-time Legislature and our status as a 2020 swing state, Michigan is frequently in the glare of the national...

Whitmer tells D.C. leaders to strike permanent deal post-shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown may have come to a close on Friday — for at least three weeks — but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

Michigan Republicans adjust to life under Speaker Pelosi

Not long ago, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton ran the powerful U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, whose sweeping jurisdiction has been famously described as...

Democrats stand ready to grill DeVos

Betsy DeVos could have a tough year ahead. President Trump’s education secretary, who also is a Michigan billionaire, has been a prime target of Democrats...

Bliss seeks to expand racial equity as she nears re-election campaign

As the mayor of Michigan’s second-largest city prepares to run for a second term in office, she’s focused on continuing to make Grand Rapids...
Amash and Trump

Amash: ‘Huge mistake’ for Trump to declare national emergency

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Cascade Twp.) sees an increasing likelihood that President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to secure funding for a...

‘Nobody convinced anybody’: Michigan leaders react to Trump shutdown speech

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a nationally televised address Tuesday night centering on a stalemate over his border wall proposal and the partial federal...

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