Fred Upton / Facebook

For more than 30 years and under five presidents, Republican Rep. Fred Upton easily won reelection to his southwest Michigan House seat by promoting “common-sense values” and bipartisan accomplishments.

Justin Amash
Gordon Evans / WMUK

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the only Republican in Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and “frightened by what I see from it.”

Larry Inman

Republican State Representative Larry Inman appeared in federal court in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, facing multiple criminal charges. 

Gretchen Whitmer

Republican legislative leaders on Wednesday did not rule out the need for tax or other revenue increases to improve Michigan’s deteriorating roads but said they want to see what is proposed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who promised in her State of the State speech to soon outline a “real” fix.

Lee Chatfield

New House Speaker Lee Chatfield said Michigan will always struggle to fund roadwork until it solves the root problem — drivers pay some of the country’s highest taxes at the pump, but not all of the revenue goes to the transportation budget.

chairs and desks
WKAR File Photo

No state has squeezed school spending more in recent decades than Michigan, education researchers said Wednesday in a study that attributes the tightening to tax cuts and notes a corresponding drop in student achievement.  

Gretchen Driskell
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

With the election less than a week away, you’re probably seeing a lot of TV ads for the race in Michigan’s 7th congressional district. We invited Republican incumbent Tim Walberg and Democratic challenger Gretchen Driskell for an interview. Only Driskell, the former mayor of Saline, talked with WKAR’s Reginald Hardwick. 

Joe Biden
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Former Vice President Joe Biden wants Michigan residents to know what’s at stake for the November election. Biden was in Lansing Thursday night to hold a rally for Democratic candidates.

A "Vote Here" sign
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

In just a week, Michigan voters will pick a new governor. Capitol Correspondent Cheyna Roth reports the Republican and Democratic candidates will be traveling the state as the clock ticks down to Election Day. 


Barack Obama
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Former President Barack Obama hopes Democrats can take back Michigan in a couple of weeks. 

Mike Pence and John James
Courtesy / Mike Pence, John James

Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Michigan to raise money for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James.

Michigan Republican Convention
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

The Michigan Republican party has its ticket finalized for the November election. While multiple people called for unity, there is still some discontent within the party. 

Democrats Choose Two MSU Board of Trustees Nominees

Aug 26, 2018
Brianna Scott, Kelly Tebay
Campaign Facebook pages

A woman who says she’s a survivor of a sexual assault that happened while she was a student at Michigan State University and a former prosecutor who became pregnant while studying at MSU are the two Democratic nominees for the MSU Board of Trustees.

Mike Miller, Dave Dutch, Brianna Scott, Kelly Tebay
Campaign websites & Facebook pages

On Saturday, the GOP and Democratic Michigan conventions nominated candidates for three university boards and the State Board of Education. 

Garlin Gilchrist II, Gretchen Whitmer
Cheyna Roth / MPRN

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer has announced that her running mate is Garlin Gilchrist II, who runs the University of Michigan's Center for Social Media Responsibility.