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Tracey Brame

Bar association names board officers and trustees

There’s a new group of board leaders at the Grand Rapids Bar Association. Read More

Joe Taylor Park Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids 'bolstering safety' through pilot programs

The city of Grand Rapids is developing new "community-based" pilot programs to help keep its residents active and safe this summer in the wake of a recent shooting at Joe Taylor Park. Read More

Woman with food allergy loses appeal

A woman who said a sub sandwich damaged her ability to speak has failed to persuade the Michigan appeals court to reinstate her lawsuit. Read More

State issues rules on growing and selling marijuana

LANSING — The agency that regulates the selling and growing of pot in Michigan has released emergency rules to clarify the requirements for businesses that plan to sell marijuana to adults 21 and older. Read More

Health system settles religious discrimination suit

OWOSSO — A mid-Michigan health care system has agreed to pay almost $75,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of a job candidate who was passed over because her beliefs preclude her from getting flu shots. Read More


First marijuana provision centers open in two counties

Muskegon County’s first licensed medical marijuana provision center is open, and Ottawa County’s first such establishment isn’t far behind. Read More

Ex-school official wants $41K for unused vacation

DETROIT — A former school official whose contract wasn't renewed is seeking $41,000 for unused vacation days. Read More

City paying $1.25M for flooded basements

LANSING — Most of a $1.25 million settlement will go to residents of a mid-Michigan city who sued after sewage flooded their basements six years ago. Read More

Andrew Oostema large

Landmark changes to Michigan's no-fault law

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed bipartisan legislation enacting sweeping changes to Michigan’s 45-year-old no-fault act. The legislation would “guarantee lower rates for every Michigan driver, protect insurance coverage options and strengthen consumer protections,” according to the governor’s office. Which begs the question, does the new law deliver? Read More

State Supreme Court removes judge from office

BRIGHTON — A judge facing criminal charges and ethics violations has been removed from office by the Michigan Supreme Court. Read More

Don’t use ‘form’ contracts

I have a confession: I'm an office supply store junkie. Read More

Supreme Court rules on re-districting in Michigan

LANSING — Michigan's Republican-led Legislature will not be forced to redraw legislative and congressional districts for the 2020 election, following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that federal courts have no role to play in deciding claims of partisan gerrymandering. Read More

City buys shuttered prison

Plans are moving forward to redevelop the site of a shuttered prison in West Michigan. Read More

Jury awards more than $3M in bogus epilepsy case

DETROIT — A jury has awarded more than $3 million to a woman who was misdiagnosed with epilepsy, one of hundreds of people to accuse a doctor of misreading tests to enrich himself and his employer. Read More

UAW reaches deal and ends strike at factory

SALINE — About 1,900 workers at a key auto parts plant ended a nine-hour strike after reaching a tentative deal with a parts supply company. Read More

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