- change ups
A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.
President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Michigan sagged to its lowest point in three years in the wake of this fall’s sequestration and glitches with the health care reform rollout. Read More
A protest filed by an attorney/activist in New York has Mercantile Bank in Grand Rapids worried about its plans to merge with another Michigan bank by Dec. 31. Read More
Let’s be civil.
The University of Michigan is one of the highest-level educational institutions in the U.S., known for being all about the big stuff. Read More
A couple of government-related issues have Michigan restaurateurs worked up. Read More
It may not be as glitzy as the Emmys or the Oscars, but it has more impact locally than either of those events. Read More
Voters trek to the polls Tuesday, but no issues or candidates on this year’s ballot rival what’s coming in 2014. Read More
Do you know this person?
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce celebrated last week as it announced the anti-fracking group in Michigan failed to get enough signatures to put its proposal on the ballot next year. Read More
Community businesses have been enthusiastic about several new leaders taking important positions in Grand Rapids: most recently Christian Gaines, executive director of ArtPrize; Kim Dabbs, director of West Michigan Creative and Technology Center; David Rosen, president of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University; and Mimi Fritz, director of the new Downtown Market, among others. Read More