City hall, county government and the state legislature


Attorneys float carbon tax questions

Downstream vs. upstream is the first decision that will have to be made.

August 26, 2016
When the United States signed the Paris Agreement on April 22, it joined 176 states and the European Union in making a commitment to hold the increase of planetary warming to 2 degrees Celsius or less. Read More

Feds re-open deportation case on café owner

August 23, 2016
| By AP
A restaurateur in the region who’s originally from Turkey is getting his deportation order re-opened — allowing him to remain in the U.S. until at least his legal case is resolved. Read More

City plan sets quadruple bottom line

New sustainability pillar focuses on good governance.

August 19, 2016
The city’s new sustainability plan will carry forward many of the goals that were part of the 2011-15 plan but with a few changes — most significantly the addition of a fourth pillar: governance. Read More

GROW wins federal nod for lending

Certification allows nonprofit to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars.

August 19, 2016
A new certification allows Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women to increase its lending level into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read More

Colleges launch Alzheimer's center

August 16, 2016
The U.S. National Institutes of Health has awarded $9 million to three Michigan universities for the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center, which launched this week, to study the disease and related dementias. Read More

Law firm acquires Grosse Pointe firm

August 15, 2016
A law firm with a local presence is expanding its bond counsel services after acquiring a firm on the state's east side. Read More

West Michigan shines among finalists for Energy Excellence awards

August 10, 2016
A number of West Michigan organizations and individuals are finalists in a statewide awards program that celebrates energy innovation. Read More

State charges ex-police chief with embezzlement

August 9, 2016
| By AP
The ex-police chief of a community in the region has been charged with embezzlement. Read More

Feds reach agreement with employer over wages

August 8, 2016
A local company will pay thousands in unpaid overtime wages after the U.S. Department of Labor found it misclassified certain employees as exempt from overtime pay. Read More

$8.6M available to help crime victims

August 5, 2016
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has an open call to all West Michigan groups that serve crime victims: a sizable amount of money is available for the asking. Read More