Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision the Republican denounced as “an egregious abuse of power.” McCarthy said the ...

Shutting down Mackinac Bridge was right choice


Although no one was the least bit happy with it at the time it happened, the Michigan State Police and other authorities were absolutely correct in shutting down the Mackinac Bridge Sunday due to a bomb threat. Not a great deal is known about the incident itself, as police are still ...

Ways to be alert, informed about student loans


As Michiganders prepare for the upcoming fall semester and begin paying their college tuition bills, the Michigan Department of Treasury’s MI Student Aid Team is asking students and their families to be alert and informed when considering student loans. “More and more, students and ...

Big infrastructure bill in peril; Republicans threaten filibuster


WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan infrastructure deal senators brokered with President Joe Biden is hanging precariously ahead of a crucial Wednesday test vote as senators struggle over how to pay for nearly $1 trillion in public works spending. Tensions were rising Tuesday as Republicans ...

McCarthy proposes five House Republicans for Jan. 6 panel


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has picked five Republicans to sit on the new select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, signaling that Republicans will participate in the investigation that they have staunchly opposed. McCarthy said ...