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An energy company has reached a $176-million settlement for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history — a pipeline rupture that polluted a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River. Read More
Sheriff’s department, GR police will test behavioral health program for one year.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Amid the heated and complex national conversation surrounding the deaths of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and five police officers in Dallas, some West Michigan police will get help coping with a tough job that seems to be getting tougher. Read More
A local chamber-backed group is hosting a forum on race and policing in town. Read More
Michigan and nine states have sued the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms conforming to their gender identity, joining a dozen other states in the latest fight over LGBT rights. Read More
The police chief in Grand Rapids is defending a decision to put two officers in patrol cars after the shootings in Dallas. Read More