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Food truck ordinance around the corner

City ordinance would allow eateries more freedom to operate on public property downtown.

July 22, 2016
There’s now heavy legal energy moving behind Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss’s dream of having more food trucks in the downtown area. Read More

Feds rule on washer 'dumping' by appliance makers

July 22, 2016
The feds have issued a preliminary ruling against two competitors of an appliance maker in the region for underpricing washing machines produced outside of the United States and sold into the U.S. market. Read More

Energy company reaches $176M settlement for oil spill

July 20, 2016
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

800 officers in line for stress help

Sheriff’s department, GR police will test behavioral health program for one year.

July 15, 2016
(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

Grand Rapids appoints city attorney

July 13, 2016
The Grand Rapids City Commission has unanimously appointed a new city attorney. Read More

Black Women Connect GR produces forum on race and policing

July 13, 2016
A local chamber-backed group is hosting a forum on race and policing in town. Read More

Michigan sues feds over rule on public school bathrooms

July 12, 2016
| By AP
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

Grand Rapids police patrol in pairs for 'emotional support'

July 11, 2016
| By AP
The police chief in Grand Rapids is defending a decision to put two officers in patrol cars after the shootings in Dallas. Read More

Inside Track: All about the connections

There’s nothing impersonal about Leslee Lewis’ working relationships.

July 8, 2016
Growing up, Leslee M. Lewis moved around quite a bit. After living the first six years of her life in Breckenridge, her family moved about every two years, by her estimation. Read More

Law firm commits $1M in free legal services

June 29, 2016
A law firm is committing $1 million over the next five years in free legal services for Michigan startups. Read More