City hall, county government and the state legislature


County evicting health clinic

April 17, 2019
| By AP
A county board in the region has voted to evict a health clinic from a building. Read More

Q&A: Shannon Garrett

April 16, 2019
Shannon Garrett is a nationally recognized political strategist, civic engagement consultant and leadership coach. Read More

State unveils license plates for 4 pro teams

April 16, 2019
LANSING — Fans of Detroit's four professional sports teams can now support them — and their charities — while driving the roads. Read More

Experts say wage hike won’t have big effect

Michigan’s minimum wage rate scheduled to hit $12.05 by 2030.

April 12, 2019
Over the next decade, the minimum hourly wage in Michigan will see a nearly $3 increase. Read More

Construction aims to clear Medical Mile congestion

Expected to finish in July, Division Avenue will see a new westbound I-196 ramp.

April 12, 2019
Construction of a new westbound I-196 ramp aims to give downtown drivers more flexibility when leaving downtown and clear up congestion along Medical Mile. Read More

Harsh weather could lead to earlier school start date

Proposal would allow start dates to be decided by local school boards.

April 12, 2019
This winter’s extreme weather could be the tipping point proponents of starting school before Labor Day need. Read More

City adopts four-year strategic plan

Covering fiscal years 2020 to 2023, vision includes ‘the opportunity for a high quality of life for all.’

April 12, 2019
The Grand Rapids City Commission last week voted unanimously to adopt a four-year strategic plan for the city. The plan covers fiscal years 2020 to 2023 and includes the organization’s values, vision and mission. Read More

Judge sentences ex-state exec for embezzlement

April 11, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — A former director of the state’s Hispanic/Latino Commission has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing nearly $86,000 that was set aside for a statue to honor farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. Read More

Gov. Whitmer halts Great Lakes pipeline project

April 8, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — A law that Michigan's Republican-led Legislature hurriedly passed during a lame-duck session in December authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel linking lakes Huron and Michigan is unconstitutional, the state's Democratic attorney general said. Read More

Not all financial advisers can be called certified financial planners

Designation means planners must act in best interests of clients in big-picture way.

April 5, 2019
According to Steve Starnes, anyone can say they are a financial adviser, but not every adviser can say they are a certified financial planner. Read More