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State shuts down in-home day care after death

March 2, 2015
| By AP
The state has shut down an in-home day care center, following the death of an infant who'd recently been cared for there. Read More

Inside Track: Wieland is passionate about trash

Kent County’s manager of Resource Recovery & Recycling doesn’t want landfills to become our environmental legacy.

February 27, 2015
Kristen Wieland will tell you she’s no girly-girl when it comes to recycling. Read More

County OKs ‘concept’ of zoo expansion

February 27, 2015
Kent County commissioners approved the future “concept” of an expanded John Ball Zoo, as reflected in the zoo’s newly updated 10-year master plan. Read More

West Michigan Prosperity Alliance to fund five projects

The projects are deemed of ‘significant regional economic importance.’

February 27, 2015
The West Michigan Prosperity Alliance will put up more than $230,000 for five projects in a 13-county region of West Michigan, each deemed to be of “significant regional economic importance.” Read More

Pharmacists plead guilty in $80M scam

February 23, 2015
Two pharmacists have pleaded guilty in an illegal drug re-stocking and re-dispensing scheme. Read More

Kent County eyes zoo master plan

There is also talk at John Ball Zoo about a possible future millage to fund it.

February 20, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners will review the John Ball Zoo’s new master plan this week, which has to be updated every 10 years and approved by the county, under the terms of the county’s lease contract with the nonprofit corporation that now runs the zoo. Read More

Cable TV in Michigan: competition up, subscribers down

Pending Comcast/Time Warner deal may boost Charter Communications in the state.

February 20, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Michigan Public Service Commission has issued its eighth annual report on the status of cable television competition in Michigan. Read More

Lawmakers eye venture funding cap

Some fear shutting off the capital pipeline will send startups elsewhere.

February 20, 2015
A fund-of-funds investment program created to support an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Michigan is under pressure as legislators seek to cash out their expense tab early. Read More

NITC bridge clears last financial hurdle

Canada will fund the U.S. customs plaza in Detroit.

February 20, 2015
Thanks to a public-private partnership, come 2020, traffic traveling between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will have the option of using the New International Bridge Crossing. Read More

Downtown civic agency names chief outcomes officer

February 19, 2015
A former employee of Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration has taken a new leadership position at Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Read More