2:00 PM Oct 19, 2014
Democrat Mark Schauer is centering his populist message against Republican Gov. Rick Snyder around a 3-year-old tax overhaul that lowered the burden on business but raised it on individuals.
12:00 PM Oct 18, 2014
Voters in the Spring Lake school district will be asked Nov. 4 to renew an 18-mill operating millage.
6:00 PM Oct 15, 2014
Democrats' high hopes of mitigating House losses in a rough election year have been dashed by reality.
4:25 PM Oct 14, 2014
To the Editor: It’s a good day when you find out a worthy candidate will finally face off against the current Ottawa County Senate Representative for which you hold no trust or respect.
2:00 PM Oct 12, 2014
It may be merely symbolic, but Michigan voters will get a chance during the Nov. 4 election to send a message about whether hunters should be permitted to target the gray wolf, a hardy predator staking a new claim to the Upper Peninsula a half-century after being shot, poisoned and trapped into statewide oblivion.
11:55 PM Oct 7, 2014
Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday his political action committee is spending $2.3 million on a TV ad in support of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, providing a major influx of outside cash into the gubernatorial race four weeks before Election Day.
12:01 PM Oct 5, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder, the non-confrontational Republican who's averse to slamming his critics, is more forcefully countering what he calls "the big lie" in his re-election bid — charges that he cut $1 billion in education funding in 2011.
6:05 PM Oct 4, 2014
The Kalamazoo County Republican Party chairman is criticizing a mailer that included a phone number for the mother of a Democratic state House candidate.
2:00 PM Oct 3, 2014
Gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe's imposing campaign spending for congressional candidates.
6:05 PM Oct 2, 2014
It's not Obamacare or climate change. It's not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year's midterm elections, but nothing matters to American voters as much the economy.
5:33 PM Oct 1, 2014
To the Editor: Dean VanderStelt, the best candidate for the U.S. Second Congressional District seat, has a vision for the future.
7:17 PM Sep 30, 2014
To the Editor: The best candidate for state Senate District 30, Ottawa County, is Sarah Howard.
2:00 PM Sep 28, 2014
When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer took questions during a recent visit to a union hall in suburban Detroit, meat cutter Jim Mesich brought up a long source of frustration for Michigan drivers: crummy roads.
1:00 PM Sep 25, 2014
Democrat Mark Schauer on Wednesday criticized Republican Gov. Rick Snyder for a 15 percent cut in funding for public universities in 2011, saying it's a factor in students' rising debt.
7:28 PM Sep 8, 2014
In the wake of our Labor Day observance, some lingering thoughts, briefly, about how West Michigan workers are faring at their places of employment. There is both good and bad news to report.
1:58 PM Sep 7, 2014
Democratic Senate candidate Gary Peters opposes the Keystone XL pipeline to curry favor with Democratic donor Tom Steyer, according to ads a Karl Rove-backed group started running Friday amid Michigan's Senate race.
12:03 PM Sep 7, 2014
At a time Republicans are eyeing slight to significant state gasoline tax increases to improve Michigan's roads, their standard-bearer for U.S. Senate is instead calling for a big cut in the federal gas tax.