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Meijer store set for second phase of development

June 29, 2016
More details were released today about the Rockford Construction development on Grand Rapids’ West Side. Read More

Renovations begin at two city parks

June 29, 2016
The city of Grand Rapids on Thursday is breaking ground on two of six city parks slated for renovations this year. Read More

What can I say? ‘Gag order’ rules murky

June 28, 2016
Picture it: Lansing, Dec. 12, 2015. It’s the last day of the legislative session. State representatives are weary and trying to cover a lot of ground. Read More

The chief goes to Washington

June 27, 2016
| By AP
Grand Rapids Police Chief David Rahinsky is expected to brainstorm with other law enforcement leaders and White House senior administration officials on ways to enhance public trust and confidence in the justice system while maintaining public safety. Read More

Building industry braces for changes

Overtime rule will create cultural shift and price hikes for most companies, ABC exec says.

June 24, 2016
When the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule goes into effect on Dec. 1, construction prices could start to rise. Read More

Chemical pollution forces out nonprofits

EPA plans further testing after likely dry-cleaning contaminant found.

June 17, 2016
An environmental threat has pushed two nonprofits from their buildings, and that could be just the beginning. Read More

State orders utility to pay $516K fine

June 17, 2016
| By AP
LANSING — A state commission has ordered a Michigan utility to pay a nearly $516,000 fine over billing rules violations. Read More

Health department evacuates downtown building

June 16, 2016
A commercial building in the downtown area has been evacuated, and the feds have ordered a cleanup of the facility due to high levels of a carcinogen. Read More

Reaching for the Switch

County sets in motion tax zone request to draw data center to Pyramid.

June 10, 2016
Kent County commissioners are a step closer to finalizing the deal to bring Switch Ltd. to West Michigan. Read More

Utilities say energy bills will keep the lights on

June 10, 2016
Utility companies say a pair of energy bills that have garnered widespread criticism from the business, environmental, education and health communities is necessary to keep the lights on in Michigan. Read More