| Jul 20, 2011
| 10:44 AM
News first broke Tuesday that former Congressman Peter Hoekstra was exploring a bid for the U.S. Senate seat held by Debbie Stabenow, and on Wednesday he made it official with a web site posting.
On a page called "Hoekstra for United States Senate," the...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Jobs, jobs, jobs. In a nation confronting almost nine percent unemployment, politicians keep telling us that they are focused on much-needed job creation.
But are they really? How much of the talk is translating into the walk? Several politicians...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 11:37 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Rob Steele won't be joining the Republican field running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Debbie Stabenow, the second person to drop out since former Congressman Pete Hoekstra got into the GOP race.
Steele said in a...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 9:29 AM
CHICAGO — Chicago’s Lake Calumet — a lake six miles from Lake Michigan — gave up 11 positive samples of Asian carp environmental DNA between June 15 and July 11.
“The environmental DNA is indicative of the presence of a...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Two days and counting until President Obama pays another visit to Holland, his second time in just over a year.
Tuesday, Senator Debbie Stabenow was in the same area talking new clean technologies.
Johnson Controls-Saft plant on 48th Street in Holland...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 3:51 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats chose their favorites for this fall’s Michigan Supreme Court and education board races on Saturday, hoping once again to give their candidates a five-month jump in fundraising and campaigning over their...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 12:32 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats are readying to name their favorites Saturday for this fall’s Michigan Supreme Court and education board races, hoping once again to give their candidates a five-month jump in fundraising and campaigning over...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Michigan lawmakers are opposing a budget cut to the U.S. Coast Guard that would close the seasonal Air Facility Muskegon and restructure the fleet at Air Station Traverse City, responsible for search and rescue missions on Lake Michigan.
In a letter to...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 3:52 AM
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say the U.S. Coast Guard’s seasonal air facility near Muskegon could close under President Barack Obama’s budget proposal.
The Democratic senators from Michigan said...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 7:03 AM
TRAVERSE CITY -- Fighting for key voter territory, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum attempted to upstage Michigan native and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at a last-minute stop Sunday in Traverse City, several hours before Romney...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:09 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — While voters in most of the state are focused on Michigan’s upcoming presidential primary, pockets of Genesee and Oakland counties are getting state House races off to an early start in 2012.
Political analysts aren&...