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Professional Wrestler Wins MI Primary

Unofficial returns show professional wrestler “Rhyno” edging two other candidates in the Republican primary for a Michigan legislative seat. Terrance Gerin of Dearborn led by just 54 votes out of more than 2,700 cast in Tuesday’s election. As

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival This Week

It’s a full week of music, entertainment and carnival rides on the waterfront as the city of Grand Haven presents their Coast Guard Festival. Marketing Director Annie Lengkeek says even though it’s all great fun, everyone remember

Conservative Outsiders Win MI Congressional Primaries

Republican voters have backed conservative outsiders to advance in Michigan’s open U.S. House primaries. Little-known retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jack Bergman upset two politically experienced candidates in northern Michigan’s Republican primary. He faces ex-state Democratic Party Chairman

Berrien County Primary Results

The race for state House in the 79th District this November has now shaped up. Winning the Republican primary on Tuesday was Kim LaSata, who finished with a substantial lead over closest rival Ryan Arnt. She said

Van Buren County Election Results

The race for state House in the 66th District is shaping up in Van Buren County following Tuesday’s primaries. Republicans picked Beth Griffin to run as their candidate in November to replace outgoing state Representative Aric Nesbitt.

Upton Expects Zika Funding Next Month

Congress could approve funding to fight the Zika virus as soon as next month. Congressman Fred Upton says a previous House effort to approve about $600 million in spending while allowing another $385 million earmarked for other

Auto Sales Down In July

U.S. auto sales were expected to drop slightly in July as unusually hot weather kept buyers indoors. Kelley Blue Book predicted a 1 percent decline from last July to about 1.5 million vehicles, while auto pricing site TrueCar.com

SUV Sales Soaring

With gasoline hovering closer to $2 per gallon these days, it seems like a no-brainer that SUVs are once again hot sellers. However, Ford Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks says SUVs are not the gas-guzzlers of