Street Talk

A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.

ARTICLES

Street Talk: The DIY spirit

Invisible workforce.

February 16, 2018
A former city of Wyoming dump truck has found new life as a crash attenuator vehicle for the Public Safety Department’s fire division. Read More

Street Talk: Casino scratches its seven-year itch

Maine man.

February 9, 2018
The Gun Lake Tribe is a patient bunch. Read More

Street Talk: Newsmakers: This is not a drill

Credit report.

February 2, 2018
When an alarm goes off in the middle of an event attended by nearly 600 West Michigan business leaders, that’s probably the most memorable moment of the day. Read More

Street Talk: Tower, hotel on track

Rhyme time.

January 26, 2018
The Warner Building and neighboring Hyatt Place hotel projects gradually are taking shape. Read More

Street Talk: Local idea gets national exposure

Starting early.

January 19, 2018
Delegates from Michigan Farm Bureau were successful in their efforts to advance several Michigan policy recommendations during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Nashville, including revisions to AFBF dairy and farm program policy. Read More

Street Talk: They are showing a way forward

Paint by numbers.

January 12, 2018
The #MeToo generation is taking a stand. Read More

Street Talk: Manufacturing makes a comeback

Search and rescue.

December 29, 2017
The U.S. manufacturing sector continues to rebound as a result of pent-up demand for goods and, perhaps, the effect of the Trump administration’s “pro-America” rhetoric. Read More

Street Talk: Parking plan drop

Keeping abreast.

December 22, 2017

Street Talk: Underutilized? You are not alone

Higher calling.

December 15, 2017
A local staffing firm polled readers on its blog and found almost half feel their skills are “underutilized” at work. Read More

Street Talk: City keeps rolling

The heartland.

December 8, 2017
Grand Rapids is once again a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community, as awarded by the League of American Bicyclists. Read More