City hall, county government and the state legislature


Egg farmers moving to cage-free production

Animal Industry Act, if signed into law, would require farmers adhere by 2025.

November 29, 2019
Some farmers soon may have to adhere to new standards. Read More

City completes stormwater project

The $350K project at Richmond Park will improve water quality, reduce flooding, preserve natural pond.

November 29, 2019
The Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department recently completed a stormwater project at Richmond Park. Read More

State reveals its opioid strategy

Three-prong approach includes media campaign, increase access to medication and harm reduction.

November 29, 2019
Michigan is heightening its efforts to prevent and treat opioid addiction. Read More

Engineering firms win key ruling in Flint water lawsuit

November 26, 2019
| By AP
FLINT — A judge has dismissed much of a civil lawsuit filed against engineering companies that were hired by Flint during its disastrous water switch in 2014. Read More

Ex-lawmakers sue over state's legislative term limits

November 25, 2019
LANSING — Eight former Michigan lawmakers have filed a lawsuit alleging they have been unconstitutionally blocked from running again by "draconian" term-limit restrictions that also prevent voters from backing candidates of their choice. Read More

Expert sees no recessionary signs for next 12 months

U.S currently in longest period without a recession in history.

November 22, 2019
The United States is in the midst of the longest period without a recession in history, and there is no sign of the economy yielding in the near future, according to a financial expert. Read More

City commission approves bonds for retirement facility

Bonds will finance construction of 52 independent living apartments on Clark’s Franklin campus.

November 22, 2019
The Grand Rapids City Commission last week approved the city’s economic development corporation’s request to issue bonds not to exceed $80 million to improve two local retirement communities. Read More

PAC files 3rd challenge to state election laws

November 22, 2019
LANSING — The state of Michigan has adopted laws and policies that overly restrict new voting rights included in a voter-passed constitutional amendment, a group alleges in a lawsuit. Read More

Suburban mayor: 'Despicable' move for health benefits won't stand

November 20, 2019
| By AP
WARREN — City council members in a Detroit suburb granted themselves lifetime health insurance coverage, but the mayor said the perk won't stand. Read More

Court denies ex-mayor's motion to get out of prison

November 19, 2019
| By AP
DETROIT — A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has denied ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's latest effort to get out of prison. Read More