City hall, county government and the state legislature


Nonprofit works to license child care providers

Camp Fire West Michigan 4C’s Child Care B.R.I.D.G.E program focusing on high-needs areas.

June 15, 2018
A local nonprofit is beginning a project to link the needs of the community with quality early childhood education and care providers. Read More

Insights on closing the pay gap

HR Collaborative founder Beth Kelly talks wage trends, negotiating salary at Women in Finance lunch.

June 15, 2018
It’s no secret wage inequity still is a problem for women in the workforce. A local human resources expert recently shared strategies women can use to advocate for fair pay. Read More

Apple tariffs bite Michigan

Trickle-down effect could leave state with an abundance of fruit.

June 15, 2018
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Michigan might be caught in the midst of an international tariff battle. Read More

Partnership leads to self-help legal center

62-B District Court in Kentwood offers second Legal Assistance Center in Kent County.

June 15, 2018
The Legal Assistance Center partnered with a Kentwood District Court to open a self-directed Legal Assistance Center in Kentwood earlier this month. Read More

Uncertainty follows prevailing wage repeal

Execs unsure how Senate vote will affect current bids on construction labor.

June 15, 2018
The Michigan Senate voted June 6 to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law, and while the decision evokes praise from those who have campaigned for it, uncertainty hangs in the air over how it will affect current bids on construction labor. Read More

Feds award Ford airport $18.7M for project

June 15, 2018
Gerald R. Ford International Airport has been awarded $18.7 million from the federal government for a major construction project. Read More

County: Pros need permit to shoot photos or videos in parks

June 15, 2018
A county in the region will begin requiring special permits for commercial photographers and videographers who shoot in parks. Read More

Michigan's age limit for judges survives legal challenge

June 13, 2018
| By AP
FLINT — A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to Michigan's age limit for judges. Read More

City approves free Medical Mile bus route

GR, Spectrum Health, The Rapid to shoulder cost in three-year pilot partnership.

June 8, 2018
A three-way pact providing fare-free public transit along Medical Mile now has city approval. Read More

City commission to discuss marijuana facilities

Initiative to opt in to Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Act could be on November ballot.

June 8, 2018
Grand Rapids may join cities across Michigan in offering medical marijuana facilities for patients. Read More