A group that actively campaigned for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has gotten its hand slapped and must now pay a fine for its clear violations of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act.
U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, represents Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes Ottawa County.
Michigan is leading the nationwide fight against an environmental threat affecting millions of Americans — some of them right here in Ottawa County.
The firing of Bob Young Jr. — Michigan State University's top attorney and vice president of legal affairs — came as little surprise to many, following the forced resignation of interim MSU President John Engler.
Despite pushback from public health organizations, responsible journalists and a growing number of elected leaders, the dangerous and unscientific anti-vaccination movement shows no sign of going away.
The revolving door keeps spinning in Lansing, delivering politicians from their elected offices into high-paid lobbying jobs with barely a moment in between.
Michigan lawmakers seem keen on making important reforms to the state's criminal justice system, which should expand protections for civil liberties. Another item they should add to the list: revamping the state's Sex Offender Registry Act.
The world of work has changed over the past 20 years. It’s vital that Michigan changes with it.
This past weekend, a snowmobiler was leading a group through some Kalkaska woods when his snowmobile's ski caught an edge and threw the 45-year-old off his sled and into some trees.
The journey has been arduous and awful, but Michigan State University may finally be on a path toward a much overdue change in culture.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hit the ground running, issuing a flurry of executive directives in her first week as governor. But some may not serve the best interests of taxpayers.
Last month, Gov. Rick Snyder dealt a blow to democracy by gutting the state’s paid sick time law. This was just one of the intentional subversions of democratic process that occurred in the lame-duck session.
Lame-duck session shenanigans brought Michigan politics to a divisive low.
Amazingly, legislators in the just-ended lame duck session fixed Michigan’s fireworks excesses — a little. The bill passed and signed by the governor hardly manages to stuff the genie back into the bottle.
Getting your money’s worth. It’s a saying we are all familiar with. Unfortunately, when it comes to improving the education system in Michigan, we clearly have not gotten our money’s worth.