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Michigan education cuts put greater strain on schools with substitute shortage

There’s no doubt that teachers are an essential part of the Michigan public school system, but as the shortage of substitute teachers worsens, having...

Benton Harbor school board OKs panel to help get district back...

Benton Harbor school board members unanimously approved a resolution to form a new Community Engagement and Advisory Committee at Tuesday night’s meeting. The goal of...

Deep-red Livingston County no longer has an all-GOP county board

The growing Detroit exurbs of Livingston County have long been a GOP bastion, but there are some signs that the red wall is being...
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Michigan Trump Republicans endorse Amash challenger Langlois

Businessman and Grand Rapids-area congressional candidate Joel Langlois has received the endorsement of a leading group of supporters of President Donald Trump.  Langlois is running...

Whitmer denies caving to GOP on road fix, says she’s being...

Just hours after walking back a long-held pledge to veto any budget without a big boost for infrastructure funding, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sought to...

Benton Harbor school board pushes back vote for advisory board 

The new school year at Benton Harbor Area Schools started this week, and the fate of Benton Harbor High School is still unclear.  The school...

Michigan in national news: Focus on rural voters, 1 of just...

Is it 2020 yet? No, but it might feel like it, as Michigan remains the subject of intense national focus for next year's presidential...

DisArt drag show finds new Grand Rapids venue

Updated, 11:40 a.m., with announcement of filing a civil rights complaint DisArt, a Grand Rapids-based Disability Arts organization, announced it will hold the Disability Drag...

Will Michigan Republicans flip the script on gun control in Washington? 

WASHINGTON — When Congress passed landmark gun violence prevention legislation known as the Brady Bill back in 1993, three Michigan Republicans were among the...
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Betsy DeVos to address Michigan GOP conference

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a Michigan native and former chair of the Michigan Republican Party, will make a return to the state next...

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