Breaking down Gary Peters lead over Terri Lynn Land for U.S. Senate October 31, 2014 | WGVU Democrat Gary Peters has extended his lead over Republican Terri Lynn Land in the race for U.S. Senate. The numbers released by Lansing-based EPIC-MRA in a statewide survey conducted mid-month reveals Peters has extended his lead to 11-points with 45-percent of likely voters giving him the nod to Terri Lynn Land’s 34-percent. That’s a two percent bump for Peters over the September polling data.
Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags DETROIT October 31, 2014 | AP Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns ANN ARBOR, Mich. October 31, 2014 | AP Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments.
Court won't overturn $144M malpractice verdict Pontiac MI October 30, 2014 | WGVU The Michigan appeals court has upheld a $144 million verdict in the 1995 birth of a suburban Detroit girl who can't walk or talk and requires full-time care.
White Lake toxic cleanup celebration planned Montague, MI October 30, 2014 | WGVU Local leaders and activists are celebrating the anticipated removal of White Lake in Muskegon County from a list of toxic hot spots in the Great Lakes region.
Decision 2014 profile: Michigan Senate 28th District October 30, 2014 | WGVU Former Michigan House Representative, Peter MacGregor, is taking a run at the Michigan Senate. The Republican is taking on Democrat Deb Havens in the Michigan Senate’s 28th District race.
West Michigan health protocols in place, Ebola unlikely October 30, 2014 | WGVU This week’s news of 10 people in Michigan being monitored for symptoms of ebola may have alarmed some residents. But as numerous health officials have stated, the risk of contracting the virus is very low.
Ballot Questions Not The Final Word On Wolf October 30, 2014 | MPRN Michigan voters will get to weigh in on two laws that allowed wolf hunting in the Upper Peninsula. The Humane Society just started airing ads aimed at persuading voters in the closing days of the campaign season. But whether people vote “yes” or “no” on wolf hunting, the two ballot questions are not the final word on the issue.
Rail improvements would increase daily trips Dearborn MI October 29, 2014 | WGVU An environmental impact review says proposed passenger rail improvements could boost train service between Detroit and Chicago from three to 10 daily trips and cut travel time by up to two hours.
Michigan Lt. Gov. Calley studying at Harvard Lansing MI October 29, 2014 | WGVU Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has missed a third of state Senate session days over the last two years to attend master's classes at Harvard University.
Manasseh Project addresses local impact of human trafficking October 29, 2014 | WGVU A recently-passed series of bills addressing human trafficking have received support across the state. WGVU talks to Manasseh Project Coordinator NiKeidra Battle-DeBarge about the legislation – and what these issues look like in West Michigan.
Decision 2014 profile: Michigan Senate 29th District October 29, 2014 | WGVU The race for Michigan Senate in the 29th District pits Republican Dave Hildenbrand - seeking a second term in office – against Democratic challenger, Lance Penny. The two appeared on WGVU-TV’s candidate forum.
Amtrak Michigan line sets ridership record Port Huron, MI October 28, 2014 | WGVU Amtrak says a record number of passengers rode its line from Port Huron to Chicago last year while ridership on other Michigan lines declined.
Decision 2014 profile: Michigan House 76th District October 28, 2014 | WGVU The field is crowded in the race for House seat in Michigan’s 76th District.
Incumbent Democrat, Winnie Brinks, debated Republican challenger, Donijo DeJonge and U-S Taxpayer party candidate William Mohr on WGVU-TV.
Decision 2014 profile: Michigan House 91st District October 28, 2014 | WGVU Along the lakeshore in Muskegon’s 91st State House District a rematch … with a local third party candidate thrown in. In 2012, Democrat Collene Lamonte defeated Republican incumbent, Holly Hughes. Now she’s back seeking her old job. Former Muskegon County Commissioner Alan Jager is also making a run. The three candidates debated on WGVU-TV.
PAC founder seeks probe of GOP US Rep Fred Upton ST. JOSEPH, Mich. October 28, 2014 | AP The founder of a group spending heavily to defeat U.S. Rep. Fred Upton has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether the St. Joseph Republican violated House rules through contacts with contributors to the super PAC.
Republicans plan bus tour to cap Michigan campaign LANSING, Mich. October 28, 2014 | AP Gov. Rick Snyder, U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land and other Republicans will participate in parts of a three-day bus tour across Michigan to cap campaigning before Election Day.
Michigan workplace fatality rate declines Detroit MI October 27, 2014 | WGVU Michigan's rate of job-related deaths has decreased in recent years even as more people enter the workforce following the economic recession.
Decision 2014 profile: Michigan House 73rd District October 27, 2014 | WGVU One week from Tuesday voters head to the polls. This week WGVU profiles the candidates running for Michigan House and Senate seats. We introduce Republican Chris Afendoulis and Democrat, Mary Polonowski, who are running for the Michigan House in the 73rd District.
Decision 2014 profile: Michigan House 75th District October 27, 2014 | WGVU Tuesday, November 4th is Election Day. WGVU is profiling races across West Michigan all week long. In Michigan’s 75th District House of Representatives election incumbent Democrat, Brandon Dillon, debated Republican challenger, John Lohrstorfer on WGVU-TV.