City hall, county government and the state legislature


Grand Rapids and GRCC recruiting suppliers

August 20, 2018
An event downtown this week aims to recruit local suppliers and subcontractors to strengthen and grow the West Michigan economy. Read More

Seven credit unions look to form trust

Critics say entity driven by tax-exempt institutions would put banks at a competitive disadvantage.

August 17, 2018
Seven Michigan credit unions have applied to form a trust so they can offer their members fiduciary services they otherwise could not provide. Read More

Kent ISD to house special education programs

Center-based special education programs were managed by GRPS.

August 17, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Center-based special education programs in Kent County will be managed by another entity next year. Read More

Former township trustee sentenced to 20 months

August 15, 2018
| By AP
A former public official in suburban Detroit has been sentenced to 20 months in prison on federal charges of demanding and taking bribes in exchange for using his position to get a company a trash-hauling contract. Read More

City gives new administrator three-year contract

August 15, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids has approved its contract with the new city manager. Read More

Kent trash reuse project worth $500M

Park is meant to help DPW reach its goal of reducing landfill waste by 90 percent by 2030.

August 10, 2018
Kent County’s plans for a trash sorting and reuse facility will produce a significant economic impact. Read More

Holland strives to keep parking free

Free public parking downtown is thanks to maintenance fees paid by property owners.

August 10, 2018
(As see on WZZM TV 13) As the region’s population continues to grow and multiple cities respond with downtown development, each city has its own parking issues and ways of dealing with them. Read More

Kent County's sheriff is retiring

August 10, 2018
The long-time sheriff of Kent County has announced his retirement. Read More

Feds going after 401(k) of ex-city manager who stole $1.8M

August 10, 2018
| By AP
Nearly 20 years later, authorities are still trying to collect money from a former city manager in the region who admits stealing $1.8 million. Read More

Downtown DASH expanding hours

August 9, 2018
The free Downtown Area Shuttle in Grand Rapids will begin offering expanded service later this month. Read More