City hall, county government and the state legislature


Michigan's medical chief to stand trial on Flint charges

December 10, 2018
LANSING — Michigan's chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation over the Flint water crisis, a judge has ruled, making Dr. Eden Wells the second member of Gov. Rick Snyder's Cabinet to go before a jury. Read More

Smartphone gambling regulations under review by state

If approved, betting could include poker, blackjack, sports and online versions of casino games.

December 7, 2018
A trio of bills that would legalize and regulate online gambling from a smartphone or computer is awaiting a vote in the Senate before year’s end. Read More

County eyes $1.4 million for river restoration

Kent commissioners to vote Dec. 20 on allocation, but not all are on board.

December 7, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Kent County may contribute $1.4 million over three years to restoring the rapids in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

City parking survey raises some questions

Business owners, permit holders decry GR’s lack of communication.

December 7, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids released a survey to gather public feedback on proposed parking rate changes — and several individuals already have voiced disapproval. Read More

Health startup wins Grand Rapids mobility challenge

December 6, 2018
The winner of a public-private challenge designed to engage the public to improve Grand Rapids’ transit infrastructure is an out-of-state health care startup. Read More

GRPD's chief is stepping down

December 6, 2018
Grand Rapids’ top cop has resigned. Read More

Judge sentences ex-politician to prison

December 6, 2018
| By AP
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP — The former leader of a suburb has been sentenced to two years in prison for accepting bribes. Read More

Judge orders man to give collectibles to feds

December 5, 2018
| By AP
DETROIT — A judge has ordered a man to surrender two antique lighthouse lenses worth at least $600,000, months after the collector lost a court battle with the federal government. Read More

Kent County hosting forums on strategic master plan

December 3, 2018
Kent County is holding three community forums to gain input from residents on the development of its strategic master plan. Read More

Grand Rapids changes residential rental application ordinance

November 30, 2018
Changes to residential rental applications are in effect. A new ordinance governing how apartment owners and managers must process, advertise and charge for residential rental applications in Grand Rapids started recently. Read More