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Court: Woman who didn't live with late husband can inherit

August 14, 2018
| By AP
The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that a woman can inherit from her husband's estate despite living apart for more than 30 years. Read More

No liability for Catholic school in death of woman, 85

August 13, 2018
| By AP
The family of an 85-year-old woman who died after an icy fall has lost an appeal in a lawsuit against a Catholic school in Grand Rapids. Read More

Law school selects interim president

August 13, 2018
A former student will be the new leader at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Read More

Wayfair decision makes waves in Michigan

Tax consultant outlines how U.S. Supreme Court’s state sales tax ruling will affect local retailers.

August 10, 2018
Supporters of the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. state sales tax decision are hailing it as a victory for mom and pops — but a Michigan consultant said that proof remains to be seen. 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

Group charged in prescription opioid case

August 9, 2018
| By AP
DETROIT — Two physicians and a medical clinic operator are among five women indicted in an alleged scheme that issued more than 674,500 dosage units of opioid prescriptions. Read More

West Michigan attorneys named to statewide class of Women in the Law

August 8, 2018
A group of attorneys from West Michigan are being inducted into the 2018 class of Women in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Read More

Orchestra musicians allege age discrimination

August 6, 2018
| By AP
Two musicians with an orchestra in the region have resigned after receiving disciplinary action that they allege was based on their ages. Read More

Feds reach settlement over Terri Lynn Land campaign contributions

August 2, 2018
| By AP
The Federal Election Commission has accepted a $66,000 fine to settle allegations that the husband of former U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land contributed too much money to her 2014 campaign. Read More