City hall, county government and the state legislature


Public health survey will cover county

Johnson Center at GVSU partners with Kent County Health Department to expand VoiceGR to VoiceKent.

June 23, 2017
A 16-year-old survey that measures the health of Grand Rapids by collecting data on topics from poverty to public safety has expanded to encompass the whole county. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Kurt Trevan of Gun Lake Investments

June 20, 2017
Kurt Trevan — the CEO of Gun Lake Investments — is the featured guest in episode 39 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Museum wins NEA grant

June 20, 2017
A local art museum has received a grant from a national arts agency to support an upcoming exhibit. Read More

Grand Rapids hosting fundraiser for Michigan foster children

June 20, 2017
| By AP
A fundraising dinner is being held this week in Grand Rapids to help the state’s foster children go to college. Read More

Grocer complies with FDA mandate

June 19, 2017
A locally based grocer has complied with a new Food and Drug Administration mandate. Read More

City launches initiative for racial equity

Mayor, higher ed leaders, private sector will seek inclusive solutions for boosting minority employment and job creation.

June 16, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss promised in her 2016 State of the City address that she would focus on racial equity, and she intends to keep her word. Read More

Vehicle fatally strikes fire chief

June 15, 2017
| By AP
A fire chief in the region has died after he was struck by an out-of-control vehicle as he responded to another crash. Read More

Company wins contracts to dredge harbors

June 13, 2017
| By AP
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts for dredging two Lake Michigan harbors to improve navigation. Read More

Part-time legislature proposal under fire

GR Chamber of Commerce forum discusses a number of current and upcoming policy issues, including Lt. Gov. Brian Calley’s plan.

June 9, 2017
Eight West Michigan legislators recently sat down for a roundtable forum hosted by the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce to discuss current and upcoming policy issues. Read More

Two species — one to preserve, one to control — challenge dam removal

Ecosystem presents challenges to restoration of the Grand River.

LANSING — A proposed dam removal along the Grand River faces significant delays due to its potential to disrupt river ecosystems. The environmental risks involve the fate of two species: sea lampreys and snuffbox mussels. Read More