City hall, county government and the state legislature


Utilities argue for repeal of energy choice

Grand Rapids Chamber and some West Michigan companies oppose the proposal.

April 17, 2015
David Mengebier says repeal of Michigan’s 10 percent energy choice law is the most reliable and affordable way of providing electricity to customers in Michigan. Read More

Diversity is a challenge in Ottawa

April 17, 2015
The State of Ottawa County 2015 address made by the county administrator makes it clear: It has a lot going for it but more effort is needed to encourage and promote diversity. Read More

Commissioners squelch Creston parking study

April 17, 2015
Arlen Smith wants a study to find ways to improve the parking situation in the Creston Business District where he works. Read More

Forum set on Metro, CHS deal

Attorney General hosts public hearing Thursday.

April 17, 2015
Citizens and competitors will get their say on a proposed hospital sale when Attorney General Bill Scheutte hosts a public hearing Thursday in Wyoming. Read More

Ottawa County feeling the water pressure

Michigan agriculture is making a dent in the subterranean water supply.

April 17, 2015
When it comes to water use, all eyes are on California, struggling with a major drought now in its fourth year. Read More

Recycling rates continue to grow in Kent County

April 17, 2015
One year ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called on the state to increase recycling rates from less than 15 percent to at least 30 percent, noting the state’s current recycling rate was among the worst in the nation. Read More

State looks ahead 10 years with energy plan

April 17, 2015
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) In 10 years, what will Michigan’s energy needs be? Read More

Fire destroys factory

April 13, 2015
| By AP
Authorities are investigating after an overnight fire destroyed a vacant factory in Grand Rapids. Read More

Continental Snow Conference descends downtown

April 10, 2015
No, the white stuff shouldn’t be falling, but it will be the main topic of conversation for more than 1,500 snow fighters coming to Grand Rapids for a conference on battling snow. Read More

Appliance maker wins Partner of the Year award

April 8, 2015
An appliance maker is being recognized once again by the Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to making energy-efficient products. Read More