| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:16 AM
A standing-room-only crowd and overflow into the lobby showed just what the 1st U.S. House race means to Northern Michigan during the only Lower Peninsula debate, Monday night at the North Central Michigan College library.
The seat representing the...
| May 19, 2012
| 6:44 AM
A Lansing woman is accusing state Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey, of using a derogatory term against women outside a party in a Lansing neighborhood Tuesday evening.
The Michigan Nurses Association, the largest registered nurses union in the state, is...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:01 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Republicans are heading into Election Day with a two-seat majority in Michigan's congressional delegation and high hopes of maintaining the edge, but three surprisingly close races have Democrats eyeing a previously unexpected...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 10:06 AM
Republican Congressman Dan Benishek declared victory just after 4 a.m. Wednesday on a lank unofficial win over Democratic challenger Gary McDowell for a second term.
With poll reporting continuing up until dawn, the Associated Press officially called...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:26 AM
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan showed little appetite for drastic change in Tuesday's election, whether at the White House or the statehouse.
For all the concern about the struggling economy and the widespread cynicism about politicians, voters gave...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:44 AM
The national spotlight is turning up the heat in Michigan's 1st Congressional District, as Congressman Dan Benishek prepares to take the Republican National Convention podium this afternoon in Tampa.
Tropical Storm Isaac bumped Benishek's Monday...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:03 PM
Mitt Romney officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday when a majority of delegates to the Republican National Convention supported his candidacy.
To roaring cheers in the packed Tampa Bay Times Forum, the delegation from New Jersey...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 6:28 AM
Remember the Gold Stars
Gold Star Mother's Day will be observed on Sunday, Sept. 30. According to VFW magazine:
Specially recognizing the families, especially mothers, of Americans killed in war dates officially back to World War I. When a...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Boulevards are bad idea
I talked with one of the city leaders and was told that boulevards were planned for West Mitchell Street (U.S. 31) when work is being done in 2013. What will that do to traffic flow? Are boulevards necessary? This is snow...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:50 AM
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act individual mandate, a controversial requirement that most uninsured Americans will have to purchase a policy or face penalties by 2014.
The court voted 5-4 to uphold the measure, framing...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 7:37 AM
Read petitions before signing
As I was entering the post office I overheard a woman thanking a young man with a clipboard for “bringing democracy to Northern Michigan” l was confused when I discovered that the petition she had signed...