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Kristen Guinn

Attorney named to 'Under 40 Hot List'

A publication that covers litigation and disputes has selected a local lawyer for a list of top attorneys younger than 40. Read More

Ronald Bultje

Law firm hires member

A municipal law and labor relations attorney has joined the local office of a national law firm. Read More

Health system paying $90K in overtime dispute

DETROIT — The federal government said a Michigan health system has agreed to pay $90,000 in an overtime dispute with 22 employees. Read More

Study: Auto insurers illegally charge women more in Michigan

A group defending Michigan’s auto insurance system said it has uncovered instances of insurers illegally selling more expensive policies to women and widowed drivers, raising questions about state oversight of rating practices as the industry pushes lawmakers to contain high premiums. Read More

County courthouse

District courts offer temporary waiver program

District courts in Kent County have announced a short-term program that waives the possibility of incarceration for those with certain types of outstanding warrants for debts to the court. Read More

CEO sent to prison for tax evasion

The former head of a shuttered southwest Michigan biofuels company has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $2 million in restitution. Read More

Legal and community resources for families affected by dementia

Perhaps you've heard the staggering statistics of how dementia is affecting our community. As our population ages (and life expectancies continue to rise), more people are affected by memory loss. It's estimated there are 10,000 people in Kent County currently living with dementia, and it's expected that number will almost triple by 2050. Read More

Lawmakers want to shoot down Chinese lanterns

LANSING — Americans celebrate holidays by sending things up. Read More

farm house

Lender sues farm for $145M

A lender for agriculture businesses is suing a farm in the region for alleged default on more than $145 million in loans. Read More

Group launches Michigan ballot drive for $12 minimum wage

LANSING — Advocates for restaurant workers have launched a 2018 ballot drive to gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour, saying the growing industry is not paying enough to employees — including those who earn tips. Read More

State doubles capacity to prep inmates for in-demand jobs

BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP — Inside what was once a prison license plate factory, 42-year-old inmate Richard Willett spends his days in a converted robotics lab, learning how to operate computerized machinery in hopes of working a good-paying job when he's freed. Read More

Man arraigned on charges in horse barn fire

A man suspected of setting a barn fire that killed 13 horses in the area has been arraigned on charges of third-degree arson and killing or torturing animals. Read More

Public Record

Sept. 15 — Mortgages Read More

Public Record

Sept. 8 — Mortgages Read More