Thursday night, parents and community members met to hear more about Grand Haven Area Public Schools’ upcoming bond proposal.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Parents and community members in the Spring Lake school district met Tuesday night to learn more about the district’s May 2 bond proposal.
Grand Haven Area Public Schools is set to present a $155 million bond proposal this spring, with a majority of that money earmarked for a new middle school.
Voters in the Spring Lake Public Schools will see a new bond proposal on the upcoming May 2 ballot.
Those interested in running for public office in the city of Grand Haven have until April 25 to register their intent.
WASHINGTON — A majority of Democrats now think one term is plenty for President Joe Biden, despite his insistence that he plans to seek reelection in 2024.
LANSING — The Michigan House voted Tuesday to change the date of Michigan’s 2024 presidential primary to the fourth Tuesday in February, moving the bill to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer at the deadline set by the Democratic National Committee.
WEST OLIVE — Ottawa County Clerk Justin Roebuck announced Tuesday that he had removed his office’s election division from consideration for an award being given by the U.S. Alliance of Election Excellence.
LANSING — The voting rights group that helped to pass a November ballot initiative to secure nine days of early voting in the Michigan Constitution is asking the state Legislature to act quickly to adopt legislation making implementation of the plan possible.
Last November, while at dinner with his wife, Ottawa County Clerk Justin Roebuck received an email. It was the type of message that promised an opportunity of a lifetime – but on a cursory glance, it might’ve sounded too good to be true.
WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump summoned Michigan state lawmakers to the White House just two weeks after the November 2020 election, his directive was for the group to "have some backbone and do the right thing."
WASHINGTON — Young voters who have been critical to Democratic successes in recent elections showed signs in November’s midterms that their enthusiasm may be waning, a potential warning sign for a party that will need their strong backing heading into the 2024 presidential race.
ALLENDALE — A lawyer for a former Republican candidate for Michigan governor said Tuesday they want more time to consider possible plea deals in a case related to the 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
LANSING — The Michigan Board of State Canvassers allowed Monday recounts targeting two ballot proposals to go forward despite concerns the efforts amounted to a “fishing expedition” aimed at advancing unproven claims of election fraud.
Ottawa County’s elections department was recently named a finalist for a national award for election excellence.
LANSING — The Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted unanimously Monday to certify the results of the state’s Nov. 8 general election during an at-capacity, hourslong meeting in which an audience member was escorted out by police.
The polls on Election Day, Nov. 8, opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m., and that makes for a 13-hour workday for the volunteers working and running the precincts.
In the midterm elections, evangelical Christians across the nation reconfirmed their allegiance to conservative candidates and causes, while Catholic voters once again showed how closely divided they are – even on abortion.
LANSING — A Thursday memo from Paul Cordes, the chief of staff for the Michigan Republican Party, blamed the party’s historic midterm election losses on GOP gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon’s performance and an internal power struggle.
A trio of incumbents have been re-elected to the Grand Haven Area Public Schools Board of Education.
For the second time in two years, Tri-Cities voters did not pass millage proposals for the Northwest Ottawa Recreation Authority (NORA).
DETROIT — The eyes of the nation were on Michigan Tuesday night over its reproductive rights ballot initiative that would enshrine the right to an abortion in the state constitution.
FRUITPORT — Three incumbents retained their seats on the Fruitport Community Schools Board of Education.
A senior prosecuting attorney for Ottawa County has claimed the new family law judge seat for the 20th Circuit Court.
While it may have tested every ounce of patience, and left nails bit and eyes weary, the seats on the Spring Lake Public Schools Board of Education have been officially filled.
Hillary Scholten will become the first Democrat since the mid-1970s to represent Michigan’s second-largest city in the U.S. House after winning a seat vacated by a Republican who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.
SPRING LAKE — Several candidates who ran unopposed for the Spring Lake Village Council and Spring Lake Township Board were officially elected Tuesday.
DETROIT — Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel will retain her seat for four more years after election returns show the Plymouth Democrat with a strong lead over her Republican opponent Matt DePerno in the race to be Michigan's chief law enforcement officer.
Incumbent Roger Bergman of Grand Haven was victorious over challenger Doug VanBennekom in the county commissioner race for District 10 on Tuesday.
Republican stalwart Roger Victory will continue to serve in the Michigan Senate.
Greg VanWoerkom has been elected to represent the Tri-Cities for the state’s newly created state House 88th District seat.
Democratic immigration attorney Hillary Scholten defeated Republican software engineer John Gibbs in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District in Tuesday's election.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer enters her second term with Democrats likely to control all levels of power in the state Capitol for the first time since the 1980s and backed by a dramatic show of voters’ support for keystone Democratic issues including abortion and voting rights.
Early voting returns were promising for the three challengers hoping to claim spots on Grand Haven Area Public Schools' Board of Education.
Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took a lead in early results Tuesday night against Republican challenger Tudor Dixon after a heated race for Michigan's top job.
A senior prosecuting attorney for Ottawa County has positioned himself to claim the new family law judge seat for the county’s 20th Circuit Court.
The next phase of expansions to the North Bank Trail in Crockery Township will now be funded for another 10 years after voters approved a millage for it Tuesday.
We asked: In the Grand Haven school board elections, will you be voting for one of the slate of candidates (incumbents or Ottawa Impact), or the candidates individually?
At Ferrysburg City Hall on Tuesday morning, voters lined up down the hallway, ready to cast their ballots.
DETROIT — Battles over voter registration, absentee ballots and election equipment were expected to intensify Tuesday in Michigan two years after supporters of former Republican President Donald Trump lodged a months-long campaign challenging the results of the presidential election.
Editor’s note: Candidates running to represent Michigan’s 88th House District allowed Tribune reporters to follow them around for a time Tuesday. This article focuses on Christine Baker of Grand Haven.
TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Democrats hope to pick up a Michigan congressional seat Tuesday anchored in a longtime GOP stronghold where a little-known Donald Trump supporter ousted an establishment Republican who voted to impeach the former president.
Editor’s note: Candidates running to represent Michigan’s 88th House District allowed Tribune reporters to follow them around for a time Tuesday. This article focuses on state Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, R-Norton Shores.
Being “politically minded” in high school, Dylan Wunder says he has been anticipating voting in his first election for years.
PONTIAC — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon both contended they were problem solvers Sunday during some of their final campaign stops before Election Day, but they identified vastly different topics needing attention.
MIAMI — Accusations of a “stolen” election and mistrust in the voting process are still spreading in traditional battleground states, where former President Donald Trump looms large despite not being on the ballot.
Ottawa County elections coordinator Katie Sims was honored last week at the Ottawa County Diversity Forum with the Excellence in Equity Award.
Michigan has been a divided state the past four years with Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and a GOP-controlled statehouse.
(11/04/22 This story has been updated to include information about the final listed reported period in which campaign contributions were made to VanWoerkom and Baker's campaign)