Bill would allow bars to stay open until 4 a.m. in Michigan

LANSING — Those working the late shift could catch last call and bars could pocket extra sales after missing out heavily during coronavirus restrictions under legislation under consideration in Michigan that would allow alcohol sales at bars and restaurants until 4 a.m.

Rhoades McKee names chair of medical malpractice group

Rhoades McKee named J.R. Poll the chair of its Medical Malpractice Legal Team.

City to transfer parking enforcement from police to Mobile GR

The Grand Rapids Police Department and Mobile GR recently outlined how parking enforcement responsibilities will transfer on July 1 from sworn police officers to Mobile GR civilian employees.

Grand Rapids to upgrade streets with LED lights

The Grand Rapids City Commission approved the adoption of LED lights for all neighborhood street lighting.

Express Employment Professionals hosting job-a-thon

The local branch of a national staffing firm will look to fill over 300 light industrial positions at a phone job-a-thon this week.

Downtown Market hosting ‘Flight Fridays’

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is inviting visitors to try flights and bites every Friday in March.

U.S. pizza sales, booming in pandemic, start to slow

ANN ARBOR — After a pandemic-fueled boom, U.S. pizza sales appear to be headed back to earth.

Grand Rapids highlights strategic plan progress amid pandemic

The city of Grand Rapids is making strong progress in meeting the second-year goals of its four-year strategic plan, according to a report from City Manager Mark Washington and staff.








Grand Action 2.0 reveals plan for riverfront development

Grand Action 2.0 revealed a conceptual plan for riverfront development along a currently underutilized stretch of Market Avenue south of Fulton Street.

West Michigan Whitecaps to open 2021 season in May

After more than a year off the field, the West Michigan Whitecaps will begin their 2021 season on the road against the Fort Wayne TinCaps on May 4.

Local artists create Black History Month T-shirts for Meijer

Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy junior Elijah Brown and artist and West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology Teen Arts + Tech Program instructor Jasmine Bruce partnered through WMCAT to design and print nearly 4,000 Black History Month T-shirts for Meijer.

Study finds West Michigan cities have among worst standard of living for Black women

A new report ranks Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids near the bottom on a list of U.S. cities where Black women are more likely to be more economically empowered and thriving.