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Judge v. judge: mediation works

July 31, 2014
| By AP
Two judges have agreed to a cease-fire in a dispute that reached the state Supreme Court. Read More

State appoints exec to international bridge board

July 30, 2014
A local economic development leader has been appointed to the board that will oversee the $2 billion New International Trade Crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Read More

State awards $1.9M for blight, senior housing

July 28, 2014
| By AP
Projects in several counties in the region are getting a share of more than $1.9 million to help fight blight, as well as create senior housing. Read More

PPT won't disappear with a 'yes' vote Aug. 5

Some businesses will be free of the personal property tax but not others.

July 25, 2014
One fact about Michigan’s personal property tax on business equipment is apparently overlooked in the blizzard of support for Proposal 1 on the Aug. 5 ballot. Read More

Grand Rapids not rolling out the red carpet for Airbnb

Short-term rentals bump up against established hospitality industry.

July 25, 2014
While Airbnb may be enjoying a slightly better reception from the city of Grand Rapids than when it was first discussed, the $10 billion sharing economy business is still getting a bit of a cold shoulder. Read More

Form 5500 is late? That's $1,100 per day

Employers face Thursday deadline for employee benefits plans.

July 25, 2014
The annual deadline to file a report with the Department of Labor concerning retirement, health and welfare plans is quickly approaching for employers operating on the calendar year. Read More

Inside Track: Walker chief marks 40 years in law enforcement this year

For Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom, becoming a police officer in the 1970s meant overcoming a series of obstacles.

July 25, 2014
Catherine Garcia-Lindstrom stands as a much-needed example of how law enforcement can be an accepting and viable career path for women and members of minority communities. Read More

Zeeland responds to Consumers' appeal

July 25, 2014
The largest tax assessment battle Zeeland has ever faced — and the largest brought this year before the Michigan Tax Tribunal by Consumers Energy — moved forward in July with the city filing its response. Read More

Insurers owe nearly $13.2M in refunds across state

July 24, 2014
| By AP
LANSING — The federal government said more than 184,000 Michigan health insurance customers will benefit from nearly $13.2 million in refunds, because of a provision of the nation's health care law. Read More

Construction firm donates $25K to veterans

July 24, 2014
The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is getting a special gift on Saturday. Read More