City hall, county government and the state legislature
The city of Grand Rapids' Economic Development Office has launched a new Small Business Grant Program to provide grants of up to $5,000 to eligible small businesses that have experienced a loss of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic.
DETROIT — A judge on Friday declined to halt a three-week ban on indoor dining in Michigan that is one of the most recent coronavirus restrictions imposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration.
Dr. Adam London, administrative health officer at the Kent County Health Department, issued a public health warning and strong guidelines aimed at curbing communitywide spread of the coronavirus in Kent County and preventing another economic shutdown.
The Kent County Board of Commissioners approved its 2021 annual budget.
The Grand Rapids City Commission rejected $500,000 of Federal CARES dollars to support public safety and crime prevention from Kent County.
The city of Grand Rapids is modifying how it delivers some municipal services in wake of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Pause to Save Lives COVID-19 epidemic order.
LANSING — The proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of residents of Flint, who were harmed by lead-tainted water, now totals about $641 million, officials revealed Tuesday.
LANSING — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration on Sunday ordered high schools and colleges to stop in-person classes, closed restaurants to indoor dining and suspended organized sports - including the football playoffs - in a bid to curb the state's spiking coronavirus cases.
With a new president comes new changes, but there is one trend that will remain the same, at least for now.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act legislation included a tax break that a local accountant hopes will encourage West Michiganders to give whatever they can to charity this holiday season.
MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A Detroit-area pizza entrepreneur was charged with fraud Thursday in seeking more than $900,000 in government-backed loans during the coronavirus pandemic.
The city of Grand Rapids is entering a partnership with other local entities to remove a critical barrier to future redevelopment of the Market Avenue corridor.
LANSING — Michigan on Tuesday posted a record number of daily confirmed coronavirus cases, near 6,500, and reported 59 deaths within the previous 24 hours — its deadliest day in six months.
Kent County has become one of a growing number of Michigan communities to add paper cups to its recycling program, thanks to a partnership with the Foodservice Packaging Institute.
DETROIT — The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a dispute over public aid for private schools.
TRAVERSE CITY — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urged Michigan lawmakers Thursday to enact a statewide law on mask wearing, as the state continues to shatter coronavirus case records and hospital admissions steadily rise.
The Housing Stability Alliance released a plan to address housing insecurity in Kent County.
The Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority recently received Michigan Strategic Fund approval of a brownfield work plan that will include $228,939 in state tax capture reimbursement for the Leonard Development project.
TRAVERSE CITY — Voters across the U.S. received anonymous robocalls in the days and weeks before Election Day urging them to "stay safe and stay home" — an ominous warning that election experts said could be an effort to scare voters into sitting out the election.
David Green recently was appointed as the city of Grand Rapids’ next communications director, effective Dec. 14.
DETROIT — Meals at Michigan restaurants came with a new side dish Monday: What's your name and phone number?
The Gun Lake Tribe will donate $500,000 to Allegan County schools and county government to assist in the COVID-19 pandemic.
With dropping temperatures and drivers’ safety on their minds, Muskegon, Kent and Ottawa County road workers would like to keep these conditions to a minimum, and frost sensors can help do that.
A new study from Business Roundtable finds international trade supported 1,105,400 jobs in Michigan in 2018 and represented nearly one out of every five jobs in the state before the pandemic.
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce selected its inaugural class of 35 fellows for its new Building Bridges through Education fellowship initiative.