Judge appointed to business court

A recently elected Kent County judge has been appointed as one of two judges to oversee business cases in the area.The Michigan Supreme Court...

State task force suggests drone limits to lawmakers

LANSING — A new report by a Michigan task force said the state Legislature should limit the operation of drones around areas such as...

Autism insurance helps children, but more therapists needed

LANSING — The state now requires health insurers to provide diagnosis and treatment coverage for people with autism spectrum disorder, and advocacy groups say...

State: No unusual cancer stats near manufacturer

The Michigan health department said it didn't find a significant increase in cancer among people near a local medical device manufacturer.The only exception over...

Point West development project moves forward along lakeshore

Last month, the Michigan Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal filed in 2012 by a group of Macatawa Park cottage owners regarding zoning requirements...

Auctioneer presents hundreds of Detroit vehicles

A local auctioneer is helping to sell hundreds of surplus vehicles that were operated by the city of Detroit — a move that’s expected...

Allocation gets lost in the translation

The two city officials on the Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. board of advisors were puzzled last week at how the organization’s costs were allocated.“I’m...

State unveils Pure Michigan license plates

LANSING — Michigan's new license plates feature the Pure Michigan tourism logo.One of the plates unveiled Monday will gradually replace the state's standard white-and-blue...

Jimmy Carter visits downtown

Former President Jimmy Carter is visiting downtown Grand Rapids for a lecture and book signing.The 39th president and his wife, Rosalynn, will visit on...

Expert: Economy nears end of recession recovery phase

The former Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president and CEO believes immigrants are good for the economy and the repatriation of overseas funds has...

New Blue Cross likely to have higher premiums

After 75 years of operating as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, Michigan’s largest health insurer, with 4.4 million members, will become what state lawmakers have...

GR Community Foundation supports land bank

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation stepped up its financial commitment last week to the Kent County Land Bank Authority by providing the organization with...

Family medical leave likely for Michigan’s LGBT employees

President Barack Obama has directed the U.S. Labor Department to extend the Family and Medical Leave Act to include legally married same-sex couples, regardless...

Arena South plan economic impact: $386M to $716M

The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority will hear the final report Wednesday on the Arena South Visioning Plan, a key directive to turn five...

Downtown museum exhibits ‘In Step with Betty Ford’

To celebrate the 100th birthday of former first lady Betty Ford, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will display some of the historical items...

EPA names appliance maker Partner of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized an appliance maker in the region for its contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gases through its...

Well House looks to the future, hopes to end homelessness

Well House has one goal: to end homelessness in Kent County.That’s not an easy problem to tackle, given the persistent challenges that contribute to...

NITC bridge clears last financial hurdle

Thanks to a public-private partnership, come 2020, traffic traveling between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will have the option of using the New International Bridge...

Absentee voters can vote again if favorite candidate is out

DETROIT — It's not too late: Voters who used an absentee ballot for Michigan's March 10 presidential primary election can change their preference and...

Feds rule on washer ‘dumping’ by appliance makers

The feds have issued a preliminary ruling against two competitors of an appliance maker in the region for underpricing washing machines produced outside of...

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