Meijer criticized over unexpected Kabul trip amidst evacuation and threats of terror

BY: - August 25, 2021

U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids) along with Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) flew in and out of the Kabul airport Tuesday amidst the tumultuous evacuation of American and Afghans fleeing the country as the Taliban continue to take over the once U.S.-backed country.  The unexpected trip required the State Department and U.S. military personnel to […]

‘Joyful warrior’ former U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell dies at 64

BY: - August 16, 2021

Former U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell (I-Dryden Twp.), who left the Republican Party over leadership indulging former President Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election, died at age 64 on Monday after being diagnosed with stage IV renal cancer earlier this year.  He spent 40 days in the hospital in June following a removal of a […]

U of M regents vote to censure Weiser, strip his committees

BY: - April 2, 2021

During a University of Michigan Board of Regents special meeting Friday to vote on a resolution censuring Ron Weiser, the U of M regent and Michigan Republican Party chair said he won’t be resigning from his university position. “As a university regent, I take full responsibility for what I said. And I’m sorry to regret […]

Amash confirms he’s retiring from Congress

BY: - July 17, 2020

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash — the body’s sole Libertarian who briefly flirted with a third-party presidential run — confirmed on Twitter Thursday night that he’s not running for reelection this fall. He did not file to run as an independent and is not seeking the Libertarian nomination. “I love representing our community in Congress. I […]

Grocery store workers brave the front lines during COVID-19 crisis

BY: - April 19, 2020

Shaina McKinnon, 22, leaves her house in Lansing every day to stock the produce department at Meijer. A few months ago, she would have told you that she’s only working at the grocery store to pay the bills while she juggles low-paying internships and grad school.  However, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, she is now considered […]

Michigan now has 33 coronavirus cases, many bars still jammed for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

BY: - March 15, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced Saturday evening that eight adults tested positive for COVID-19, a disease caused by a new coronavirus. A statewide coronavirus hotline will be open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136. Information can be found on the DHHS website or the […]

SOS adds self-service stations for vehicle plate renewals at 28 Meijers 

BY: - February 24, 2020

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Monday that 28 Meijer stores across Michigan now provide self-service stations for customers to renew their vehicle plate and registration. “Meijer stores are a favorite shopping spot for many Michiganders, and now many of them will also be a place where you can complete Secretary of State transactions, such […]

Meijer asks customers to avoid openly carrying guns in stores

BY: - September 10, 2019

One of the Midwest’s largest grocery and general merchandise retailers has joined the growing list of companies asking customers to refrain from openly carrying weapons in their stores.  Walker-based chain Meijer announced on Monday evening that it will be asking guests at its more than 200 stores around the Midwest.  “The safety of our customers […]