Items Tagged with 'Kent County'


A perfect storm in mental health services

Kent commissioners hear details of the Network180 crisis.

April 24, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners heard details of the “perfect storm” funding crisis in community mental health services, with the disparity between what the state government does for Southeast Michigan versus West Michigan once again an issue. Read More

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April 17, 2015
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Recycling rates continue to grow in Kent County

April 17, 2015
One year ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called on the state to increase recycling rates from less than 15 percent to at least 30 percent, noting the state’s current recycling rate was among the worst in the nation. Read More

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April 10, 2015
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Health agency approves cuts

April 7, 2015
A county-wide health care agency is implementing several cuts to its workforce and services after reporting a $5-million “funding shortfall.” Read More

‘What interest rate?’

Kent County treasurer reviews results of 2014 investments.

April 3, 2015
Kent County government and the county’s local governments earned approximately $1.4 million in interest on the $323 million in cash the county had invested during 2014, according to the annual report from Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish to the Board of Commissioners in March. Read More

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April 3, 2015
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Street Talk: And not a penny from the millage

Still sharp.

March 27, 2015
Kent County commissioners were at the dedication last week of the new Kent County Veterans Services office, formerly called the Kent County Department of Veterans Affairs. Read More

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March 27, 2015
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Kent County home values back to pre-recession levels

Now there just isn’t enough inventory to meet buyer demand.

March 20, 2015
The long, deep recession that flattened the residential real estate and home construction industries has finally ended, with an early indication that home prices in Kent County rose an average of 7.25 percent in 2014. Read More