In Michigan — a closely divided swing state that has cast most of its votes for Democratic candidates in five of the last eight congressional elections — Republicans consistently win a majority of the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
When it comes to closing a skills gap in the available workforce — a growing problem in recent years — there is no instant solution, but local officials are making the necessary investments and signs point to a shift that will help meet the demand into the future.
Occupational licensing laws in Michigan reduce jobs, hurt low-income workers, increase crime, inflate consumer prices and waste millions of state dollars, new data shows.
While neither serves in West Michigan, the post is worth reading because it says a lot about the service that is near and dear to Grand Haven’s heart.
Nothing can fully prepare you for the emotional toll of parenting. Never have I felt such love. Such responsibility. Such fear of potential rebellion.
For those of you who haven’t read the book, H.G. Bissinger tells the story of the 1988 Permian High School football team located in Odessa, Texas. Bissinger actually moved to Odessa to capture what life was like in that football-crazed town.
In the past year, 2,182 Michigan drivers were prevented from driving drunk by interlock devices installed on their vehicles, according to an annual report from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
A clean and healthy Great Lakes are essential not only to the health of millions of people who live around these massive bodies of fresh water, but also the lifeblood to the economies of the entire region.
“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” While this quote is often attributed to the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt or Marilyn Monroe, it was actually a book written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, a Harvard University professor and historian of early America and the history of women.
This week, a member of our community died; he suffered a stroke and a few days later passed away into whatever is beyond this life.
It’s no secret that Asian carp could have a detrimental impact in the Great Lakes and adjoining waterways.
The fight in Michigan over who should call the shots on education is on display in the Legislature. One prominent issue that continues to capture the attention of lawmakers is the state's adoption of the Common Core nearly seven years ago. At its heart, this is a battle over local control of schools.
We are a divided nation. Liberals hate conservatives and vice versa; Republicans hate Democrats and vice versa.
The Lakeshore Dining Divas chose a non-traditional restaurant for their latest blog review.
It’s kind of a silly question, really: Can a loss ever be good?