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Inside Track: Scripps is energized by politics

The president of the MiEIBC has been a member of the Michigan House and previously worked on campaigns here and in Scotland.

December 19, 2014
For a guy who isn’t 40 yet, the president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council seems to already have been there and done that. Read More

Nonprofit wins federal grant for farm-to-table work

December 19, 2014
A nonprofit has won a federal grant to help expand community supported agriculture in the region. Read More

State board supports Kent parkland purchase

Natural Resources Trust Fund recommends grant of $810,000 to help buy 170 acres.

December 12, 2014
The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board is recommending the Michigan Legislature fund 69 recreation development projects and land acquisitions in 2015, one of which is the purchase of 170 acres in Caledonia Township by Kent County for addition to an undeveloped park. Read More

Energy company settles lawsuit for $6.8M

December 10, 2014
| By AP
The energy company responsible for an oil spill in the region has agreed to pay about $6.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. Read More

Amway wins Asia-Pacific award for water filtration

December 8, 2014
Amway is adding another plaque to its wall of accolades for its work in the Asia-Pacific market. Read More

County is talking trash

Waste haulers object to being ‘tax collectors.’

December 5, 2014
While Kent County commissioners move closer to a Dec. 18 vote on their latest plan for covering future “legacy” costs of three old county landfills, waste haulers are objecting to being tax collectors for the county government. Read More

College receives $3M gift for 'residential' STEM program

December 5, 2014
College students living in the same residence hall will conduct research on the Macatawa watershed together next fall as part of a new STEM program funded by a Michigan foundation's $3-million gift. Read More

Grand Rapids plans park makeovers

December 3, 2014
The city of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is unveiling plans to upgrade eight neighborhood parks. Read More

Appliance maker wins Emerging Technology Award from feds

December 1, 2014
An appliance maker has won the Energy Star Emerging Technology Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for one of its new products. Read More

Environmental firm wins $400K project

November 28, 2014
An environmental consulting firm has been named the primary contractor on a $400,000 project by the Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. Read More