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Judge dismisses lawsuit over sledding death

February 9, 2016
| By AP
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against a park commission and its officials by the family of an 11-year-old boy who died in a sledding accident. Read More

County reaches settlement in excessive force suit

February 9, 2016
| By AP
A man who said he was severely beaten while in jail has agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit against a county. Read More

Bliss sets ‘bold goals’ for business

New mayor identifies neighborhood and sustainability actions in first State of the City address.

February 5, 2016
The iconic 1892-built Harris Building at 111 S. Division Ave. housed another historic event last week as the first female mayor of Grand Rapids delivered the State of the City address for 2016. Read More

Couple seeks to ‘un-divorce’

February 5, 2016
A couple in New Hampshire asked a judge to undo their divorce after they realized its financial implications. Read More

Snyder appoints judge to 61st District Court

February 5, 2016
Governor Rick Snyder has appointed a new judge to the 61st District Court in Grand Rapids. Read More

Lakeshore township lands 158 acres

February 4, 2016
A lakeshore township has picked up 158 acres of land after an acquisition and a donation. Read More

County eyes VFW building

February 1, 2016
The sale of a VFW post in the region is in the works. Read More

New Affordable Care Act reporting requirements

January 29, 2016
If you provide or offer health insurance benefits to your employees, you could be subject to new reporting requirements. Read More

Problems with lead extend beyond municipal water systems

It’s more common to find contamination from lead-based paint.

January 29, 2016
The Flint water crisis has made the nation more aware of the dangers of lead. Read More

The Grand Strategy misses out on $200M

The plan to improve the Grand River watershed was not selected for HUD support.

January 29, 2016
A national program intended to provide funding for resilient housing and infrastructure projects to cities, counties and/or states that experienced major disasters between 2011 and 2013 has bypassed West Michigan. Read More