City hall, county government and the state legislature


Municipal league names Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss board VP

October 6, 2015
Grand Rapids Commissioner and Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss has been named vice president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. Read More

Grand Rapids hears from Downtown Improvement District businesses

October 5, 2015
Downtown Improvement District businesses will have the opportunity to speak to Grand Rapids city commissioners regarding the DID board’s five-year special assessment proposal. Read More

Right Place: 30 years of networking

For the organization’s CEO, the first is still the best.

October 2, 2015
The Right Place Inc. broke the ice when it attracted its first international investment to the area in 1990; now it’s celebrating 30 years of building a network of business relationships in West Michigan. Read More

Concerns with license plate cameras

October 2, 2015
LANSING — Advanced technology can increase efficiency for law enforcement agencies while helping them protect public safety. Sometimes, however, technology may also threaten public safety. Read More

County, hospitals collaborate to extend guardianship program

State budget cuts would have eliminated program that helps vulnerable adults.

October 2, 2015
The Kent County Board of Commissioners made a commitment to vulnerable adults at a recent meeting. Read More

Deaf community lacks interpreters and support, advocates say

Suggestions include four-year interpreter training and incentives for businesses.

LANSING — Continued shortages of qualified interpreters and funding mean Michigan’s deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing residents lack access to proper communication and education, and many are unclear of their rights under state law, advocates say. Read More

Gas station sells winning $310M Powerball ticket

October 1, 2015
| By AP
Someone got more than a tank of gas when they played the Powerball lottery game at a gas station in the region. Read More

Judge sentences ex-travel agent for fraud

September 29, 2015
A former travel agent has been sentenced to prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Read More

Kent panel appoints airport authority

Transition should be seamless, since it’s the same leadership group.

September 25, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The recently approved Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority has its board members. Read More

GRPD makes move to body cameras

Department will have enough equipment to outfit all 300 officers.

September 25, 2015
As early as October, 300 Grand Rapids police officers could be equipped with body cameras. Read More