East GR Viewed As A ‘Suburb In Political Flux’
The Boston Globe sent a reporter to Michigan, to take the political pulse of a key battleground state. They found found it in East Grand Rapids.
The instructions issued to Globe reporter Jazmine Ulloa by her editors was simple, 'Go to Michigan and find a story on impeachment.'
What she found was East Grand Rapids High School on a football afternoon, and the cutting edge of a national political divide.
Ulloa interviewed a group of differing parents watching their boys from the stands and found a microcosm of differing opinions in the affluent suburb.
The days of bipartisanship seemed to be as outdated as leather football helmets. Members of the same family now can listen to the same facts and come to different conclusions based on the news channels they watch. The local newspaper, the Grand Rapids Press, has dwindled in size, and through one of the most chaotic weeks in Washington ...