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Vicki Poleni

Social worker expands services for law firm

A social worker is helping a full-service law firm better serve clients that have needs that extend beyond the legal realm. Read More

law library

Bar produces Ask-a-Lawyer series

A group of local attorneys is answering the public’s questions on a slew of legal issues. Read More

New 61st District Court judge picks up the gavel

Gov. Rick Snyder recently announced his choice to fill the 61st District Court seat vacated by Judge J. Michael Christensen. Read More

Does an individual have the right to be forgotten?

I am thankful to have grown up before the advent of the Internet. Read More

concierge

On-street concierge service gets second year

The $300,000 on-street concierge program that launched last year in Grand Rapids is here to stay. Read More

Judge overturns ban on domestic partner benefits

DETROIT — A federal judge overturned a Michigan law recently that bars public schools and local governments from offering benefits to same-sex partners, calling it unconstitutional and based on "irrational prejudice." Read More

Students sue Grand Rapids school district

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of five students against the Grand Rapids school district, accusing officials of failing to protect them against the sexual advances of a teacher. Read More

Double dipping: Medicare abuse and the hospice care system

In recent years, hospice care has emerged as an option for families dealing with a seriously ill person who's nearing the end of life. Read More

Judge sentences ex-radio host

A former host at a popular Christian radio station has been sentenced to prison. Read More

Hackett’s role as U-M’s AD pleases local attorney

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Had the University of Michigan football team been undefeated midway through October, the pressure on former Athletic Director Dave Brandon wouldn’t have reached near the level it did. Read More

New business helps clients do background checks

If there’s a game like Russian roulette that practically all small employers play once in a while, it’s called “hiring.” Read More

Pay equity commission stuck in committee

LANSING — A bill to create a commission on pay equity is stalled in the House Government Operations Committee, but it might get a chance in December. Read More

Gov. Snyder adheres to court ruling on gay-marriage ban

LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said he respects a federal appeals court's decision to uphold the gay-marriage ban in Michigan and three other states. Read More

Public Record

November 14 — Mortgages Read More

Public Record

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