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  • Music video asks EPA to clean up contaminated site

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton is among a number of lawmakers and others who appear in a music video that asks the federal Environmental Protection Agency to clean up a contaminated site in Kalamazoo.


  • Paul Spaude, president and CEO of Borgess Health, left, Frank Sardone, president and CEO of Bronson Healthcare, and Hal Jensen, founding dean of the WMU medical school, aplaude after Western Michigan University President John Dunn announced the new name of the university's medical school as the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Kalamazoo, Mich. (AP Photo/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group, Mark Bugnaski) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

    Med school being named for Stryker Corp. founder

    Western Michigan University's new medical school will be named after the founder of the medical technology company Stryker Corp., officials announced Tuesday.


  • US House committee investigating GM recall

    A congressional committee is investigating the way General Motors and a federal safety agency handled a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars.


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    MAY: A new digital age Communications Act

    Amid all the news coverage of the ill-begotten Healthcare.gov website and other Obamacare problems, it would have been easy to overlook a recent announcement from two leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The announcement is too important to go unnoticed.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: U.S. will now see what Obamacare will bring

    The GOP effort to hold hearings about Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' role in the technical disaster at the heart of the Obamacare exchanges is breathtakingly politically misguided ("Sebelius to appear before House on Obamacare on Oct. 30," Web, Oct. 21).


  • **FILE** Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican. (Associated Press)

    GOP Rep. Fred Upton: Obamacare website should have been 'the easy part'

    A top Republican lawmaker said Thursday that a federal website tied to Obamacare "should have been the easy part" and that is it time for contractors and officials to admit what they knew ahead of time about the glitches that are spoiling the rollout of President Obama's key legacy item.


  • ** FILE ** This photo April 17, 2012, file photo shows Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson during an interview with The Associated Press at EPA Headquarters in Washington. Jackson, The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, is stepping down after a nearly four-year tenure marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation's economy and people's health. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

    EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announces resignation

    The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, is stepping down after a nearly four-year tenure marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation's economy and people's health.



  • Al Armendariz, Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 administrator, speaks at a town-hall meeting in 2010. (Courtesy of YouTube)

    EPA's Armendariz of 'crucify' pledge a hearing no-show

    House Republicans will have to wait for their chance to question former top Environmental Protection Agency official Al Armendariz, who became notorious for his pledge to "crucify" oil and gas companies in order to set a regulatory example.


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