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UN calls on Grand Rapids for Conference of the Americas

August 3, 2015
Grand Rapids will host a global conference on sustainable development that will bring leaders from six countries to the city. Read More

Workforce agency rebrands as West Michigan Works!

The new regionally aligned organization will cover seven counties.

July 31, 2015
Seven West Michigan counties are collaborating to form a regional organization to provide unified services for employers and job seekers. Read More

County confirms first case of West Nile

July 31, 2015
The summer’s first case of West Nile virus has shown up in West Michigan. Read More

Civic partners market 35 key properties

July 30, 2015
A regional partnership has launched a targeted marketing campaign aimed at key developers for strategic sites in Kent and Muskegon counties. Read More

Michigan statutes are getting same-sex marriage updates

July 24, 2015
With Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban overturned, there are several statutes within Michigan’s legal framework that need to be updated to bring the state’s laws in line with the U.S. Constitution. Read More

Kent County delays dispatch consolidation

Funding uncertainties may delay it a year or two, according to the county administrator.

July 24, 2015
The executive committee of the Kent County Board of Commissioners has tabled a proposal from the Kent County Dispatch Authority to pursue a fully consolidated county-wide organization for taking 911 calls and dispatching first responders. Read More

Expecting: airport authority finally may have a ‘birth’ date

Kent County commissioners could vote on it at end of August.

July 24, 2015
It’s been a long gestation — longer, even, than that of an elephant — but it appears the new regional airport authority that will take over management of Gerald R. Ford International Airport may be “born” in late August, as a Kent County official put it. Read More

Lakeshore bike lane rolls forward

July 24, 2015
A lakeshore county is rolling forward with a bike-lane project for serious cyclists after funding rolled in and final construction costs came in lower than anticipated. Read More

Health plan earns designation as Michigan benchmark

July 22, 2015
A health plan by a local provider is being recommended to serve as Michigan’s benchmark plan. Read More

State lowers blood-alcohol limit for boating

July 21, 2015
Michiganders were not thinking about boating last December, but the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder were. Read More