| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:26 PM
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan announced Thursday hiring and retention support for the Plainfield Charter Township Fire Department.
The grant comes through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The state's representatives in Washington and Lansing were quick to issue statements on the U.S. Supreme Courtdecision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Grand Rapids, in a post on his Facebook page, chose to...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Three executives who led high-risk home lender Washington Mutual Bank as it skidded toward the biggest bank failure in U.S. history have agreed to settle a government lawsuit for as much as $64 million — far from the $900 million the Federal Deposit...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Following the 2010 oil spill that pumped thousands of gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River, the National Transportation Board met Tuesday to discuss findings of an investigation into what mistakes were made that led to the disaster.
"Today we're going...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 1:46 PM
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, along with Senator Carl Levin and Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell are teaming up Saturday afternoon to cut the ribbon at a new bus operations center.
The Wealthy Operations Center project, located at 333...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:20 PM
The Army Corp of Engineers is allocating additional funds to Great Lakes dredging projects in order to support economic development and job creation.
In a letter to Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Army Undersecretary Joseph Westphal wrote: “Your...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 1:24 PM
Lawmakers were close to a last-gasp $3 trillion deal on Sunday to raise the borrowing limit and assure jittery financial markets that the United States will avoid a potentially catastrophic default.
The tantalizing possibility of an agreement raised...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 10:24 PM
Washington -- The U.S. House on Monday passed the debt-ceiling deal worked out by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, sending it to the Senate for consideration a day before the deadline for the government to face possible default.
| Mar 5, 2009
Taking particular aim at overruns in defense spending, President Obama pledged Wednesday to save up to $40 billion a year through a government-wide overhaul of federal purchasing.
The White House is backing legislation by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.)...
| Apr 5, 2009
The hair-metal jukebox musical " Rock of Ages" was born about a mile from its mythicalized Sunset Strip setting, at what writer Chris D'Arienzo calls "the actor's Coffee Bean" at the intersection of Sunset and Fairfax.
That's where he first met with...
| Jan 27, 2008
To a crescendo of clicking cameras, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped before a row of shimmering U.S. flags last March to make an announcement Americans had been waiting four months to hear.
November's elections had swept Democrats into power on a...
| Dec 19, 2007
Congressional Democrats' yearlong campaign to bring the war in Iraq to an end concluded with a whimper Tuesday as the Senate failed again to pass a timeline for withdrawing U.S. troops from the conflict.
As they have all year, Senate Republicans...