Republican Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer are set to meet for their final head-to-head debate less than two weeks before the election of Michigan's next governor.

Wednesday night's hour-long debate will be hosted and televised live by WDIV-TV in Detroit, with other outlets having the option to also carry the debate.

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Welcome to Decision 2018: Michigan U.S. Senate debate hosted by WGVU Public Media and Grand Valley State University. This U.S. Senate debate between major party candidates – incumbent Democrat, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow – and Republican challenger John James - was recorded Sunday, October 14th at the Meijer Public Broadcast Center located on Grand Valley’s Pew Campus in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Michigan’s Libertarian gubernatorial candidates squared off last night during a debate held at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business in downtown Grand Rapids. WGVU spoke with the candidates.

John Tatar has been an active member of the Libertarian Party for nearly four decades. The 69-year old is a small business owner and served in the U.S. army. Tatar has also run for State Representative and U.S. Congress. Now, he’s running for governor. His message to Michigan voters?

The Civil War came to an end more than 150 years ago. Today, communities are debating the preservation or removal of Civil War monuments.

Christy S. Coleman is CEO of the American Civil War Museum. As a guest of Grand Valley State University’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies and its Division of Inclusion and Equity, Coleman presented “How Shall We Remember?”

“Around this conversation, this debate, about confederate statuary in particular, part of the challenge is that we have to unpack when they’re put up and why?”

CNN Political Analyst Ana Navarro and Former Presidential Candidate and Vermont Governor Howard Dean were in Grand Rapids Friday morning to engage in a friendly debate. The debate by Navarro and Dean came as part of the annual Fundraising Breakfast for the Michigan Political Leadership Program.

Started in 1992, the program is dedicated to training future public policy leaders. Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley began the breakfast by calling to mind that there are currently 11 graduates from the program in Michigan’s house and Senate. /

Business leaders are gathering in downtown Grand Rapids for the West Michigan Policy Forum. Before Monday evening’s first presidential debate, WMPA will hold its own debate between former Republican Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and former Democratic New Mexico Governor and U.S. Secretary of Energy, Bill Richardson.

During a visit to WGVU’s TV studios today, we asked Richardson what voters should listen for during tonight’s debate between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump?

Meet the students of the East Kentwood Policy Debate Team, hoping to attend the prestigious Tournament of Champions.  We discuss the plan with Abbie, Michael, Jessica and Brandon.