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Suppliers and utilities still at odds

Proposed energy bills could greatly affect state’s electric choice market.

September 23, 2016
Michigan still is awaiting an energy plan, and an announcement last week by Gov. Rick Snyder that discussions between the State of Michigan and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator have produced “a framework that facilitates a state approach for establishing adequate electrical resources to meet reliability requirements,” isn’t putting everyone at ease. Read More

Survey rips into education

Budget cuts, pay freezes leave teachers feeling undervalued, underappreciated.

September 23, 2016
Years of budget cuts, pay freezes and other statewide cost-cutting measures at schools throughout Michigan have schoolteachers feeling undervalued and underappreciated, according to a joint survey from the Michigan Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers Michigan. Read More

State creates public threat alert system

September 22, 2016
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan's new Amber Alert-like system to quickly warn people of mass shootings, terrorist attacks and other nearby threats is operational. Read More

Report: University tuition in Michigan is 6th highest in US

September 21, 2016
| By AP
Michigan's public universities collectively have the sixth-highest in-state tuition rates in the country, averaging $11,991, according to a report. Read More

Attorney wins municipal Attorney of the Year award

September 20, 2016
An attorney for a city in the area has been named Attorney of the Year by a statewide association. Read More

Chamber names young ATHENA winner

September 16, 2016
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner of this year’s ATHENA Young Professional Award. Read More

Municipal nonprofit names Grand Rapids mayor board president

September 15, 2016
Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss has been named board president of a statewide municipal nonprofit. Read More

Medical marijuana bills head to Snyder

September 15, 2016
A package of medical marijuana bills is headed to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk after being approved by the Michigan House. Read More

Judge sentences restaurateur for tax fraud

September 5, 2016
The owner of several Mexican restaurants in three states has been sentenced to prison for tax fraud. Read More

West Michigan organizations win statewide Energy Excellence awards

September 5, 2016
A pair of organizations in the region have been named winners in a statewide awards program that celebrates energy innovation. Read More