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Drones flying despite FAA ban, but industry wants rules

‘It’s like the FAA is trying to stop technology.’

LANSING — State and university officials as well as entrepreneurs in Michigan are anxiously awaiting the results of a federal appeal that will affect how a commercial drone industry develops in the state and across the country. Read More

More motorists seriously injured in construction zones

But the state says fewer were killed last year.

LANSING — Serious injuries from Michigan road construction crashes are on the rise, although the actual number of crashes, deaths and all injuries has dipped. Read More

New owners plan hotel, apartments for downtown landmark

April 16, 2014
The new owners of a six-story building in downtown Grand Rapids are planning to convert the landmark into a hotel and apartments. Read More

Startup crowdfunds downtown hostel

April 15, 2014
Matt Knaack didn’t travel much as a kid, but, at 19, he went on a life-changing trip to England with his well-traveled friend, Tom Damitio, and he fell in love with the experience. Read More

Snow and field runoff could close beaches

Heavy precipitation can contribute to formation of water-borne bacteria.

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) LANSING — Even after all the snow Michigan received this winter is gone and melted, it could still find a way to adversely impact summer vacations. Read More

Live Eventfully showcases unique highlights of GR

New business hopes to expand events and tours by second year.

April 11, 2014
A Grand Rapids startup is giving the grand tour of the city for visitors and residents alike. Read More

Pure Michigan Business Connect counts $1.6B in gains for state

Consumers Energy is working with 65 West Michigan suppliers.

April 11, 2014
Consumers Energy says that, over the last two years, it has increased its spending with contractors located in Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa counties by $125 million, thanks to the Pure Michigan Business Connect program. Read More

Meijer Gardens reveals largest-ever summer concert lineup

April 10, 2014
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park revealed its largest-ever summer concert series on Thursday. Read More

Kent County picks up $1.9M for roads

April 4, 2014
Michigan’s roadways are getting some extra financial support after the brutal winter. Read More

MDOT looks at options for U.S. 131 and I-96

Study is limited in scope, which is disappointing to some.

March 28, 2014
Earlier this month the Michigan Department of Transportation held two public meetings to gather feedback regarding stretches of U.S. 131 and I-96. Read More