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Bradley Fowler

Bar association names '3-in-10' award winners

A group of attorneys in the first 10 years of their careers have been honored by the local bar association for their “outstanding” accomplishments in the legal profession. Read More

Zeke Upshaw

Mother of late Drive player files wrongful death lawsuit

The mother of the late Grand Rapids Drive basketball player Zena “Zeke” Upshaw has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Read More

GRPD producing Speed of Trust events

The Grand Rapids Police Department hopes to improve communication with residents through a new outreach initiative. Read More

Business groups oppose state sick leave proposal

Business leaders statewide are voicing opposition to a measure that would guarantee workers at least one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked. Read More

City commission to discuss marijuana facilities

Grand Rapids may join cities across Michigan in offering medical marijuana facilities for patients. Read More

Spirits maker clashes with village over wastewater

A distillery in the region may move if the village where it is located orders the company to stop releasing byproduct containing chemicals into the sewage system. Read More

State Legislature repeals prevailing wage law

LANSING — The Republican-controlled Michigan Legislature has rescinded the state's decades-old law that guarantees higher wages for construction workers on government projects, quickly enacting the repeal initiative rather than letting it go to a public vote. Read More

James Scales large

Advice on zoning variances

Zoning ordinances apply a uniform set of regulations to properties that can be very different in terms of topography, access and existing uses or buildings. The zoning variance is intended to avoid an unfair application of the zoning ordinance in unique situations. Read More

Ex-attorney loses appeal over disbarment

DETROIT — A former lawyer with the state who had intense hostility for a gay college student has lost an appeal to keep his law license. Read More

Governor Snyder appoints attorney to appeals court

LANSING — An assistant attorney general has been promoted to judge at the Michigan Court of Appeals. Read More

State extends deadline for medical marijuana licenses

LANSING — Michigan officials have extended the deadline for medical marijuana businesses to become licensed. Read More

Raise the Age to raise kids’ potential

As part of Youth Justice Sunday on April 29, I had the honor of speaking to congregants and community members at Fountain Street Church. Read More

Tips on spotting incompetent or unethical attorneys

The legal community is getting a lot of negative publicity from the mess in Washington, television shows and street talk. Read More

Pizzeria customer loses appeal

LANSING — This isn't the way to complain about toppings on a pizza. Read More

Public Record

June 8 — Mortgages Read More

Public Record

June 1 — Mortgages Read More