City hall, county government and the state legislature


Authorities: Doctor might have performed procedures in barn

April 24, 2017
| By AP
Authorities said a doctor in the region might have endangered patients and the public by performing procedures in a barn. Read More

City partners with Founders Brewing on biodigester

Three tanks, which will cost between $30 million and $40 million total, are expected to be operational by the end of 2018.

April 21, 2017
The city of Grand Rapids and Founders Brewing Co. announced a new public-private partnership that will result in three new biodigesters that will generate energy for the city. Read More

Kent County launches state’s second girls court

Program of ‘intense’ trauma therapy, social experiences and parental involvement aims to rehabilitate 15- to 17-year-old female offenders.

April 21, 2017
Kent County has launched a program to help troubled girls become law-abiding and productive citizens. Read More

The Rapid planning e-fare system

April 21, 2017
The Rapid has announced plans to implement a new e-fare system. Read More

Developer buys parking ramp for $3M

April 19, 2017
A parking ramp in the region has been sold to a developer. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Kris Larson of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

April 18, 2017
Kris Larson — the president and CEO of Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. — is the featured guest in episode 30 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Appliance maker wins federal Partner of the Year award

April 17, 2017
A West Michigan appliance maker has been honored for its “sustained excellence” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read More

State launches online child-support calculator

April 17, 2017
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan parents now have a free online way to calculate child-support payments. Read More

Kent ISD asks for tax hike

Ballot proposal would add $211 per pupil, per year, for 10 years in 20 Kent County school districts.

April 14, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Drawing on a Michigan statute passed in 1994, Kent Intermediate School District will ask for nine-tenths of a mill on the May 2 ballot to support business and early college programs, personnel and other services for the 20 school districts in Kent ISD. Read More

Expert: West Michigan ‘well-positioned’ in trade market

CEO of SafeSource Trading credits region’s diversity in advanced manufacturing, agriculture for good standing.

April 14, 2017
A Chinese expert believes much of the world is looking at trade all wrong, but West Michigan has a lot to gain. Read More