West Michigan

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: ‘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...

DEQ staffers tell Snyder to veto weaker enviro cleanup standards

In a rare show of opposition, 82 state employees working for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have urged Gov. Rick Snyder to veto...

GM closures cause concern, but Michigan economy still looks strong for...

Uncertainty over the closure of multiple General Motors plants aside, economists continue to have a favorable view of the West Michigan, state and national...

Updated: Economic development leaders urge Whitmer to stay the course

Updated: 12/12 at 11:15 a.m. As Michigan’s next governor prepares to take office next month, Gretchen Whitmer has met with leaders about keeping the economy...

DeVos family gave to Mississippi U.S. Sen. Hyde-Smith

Members of West Michigan’s DeVos family, longtime stalwarts of state and national GOP causes and candidates, were among those financially supporting U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).

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