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Break-ins target 4 gun shops

July 16, 2019
| By AP
Authorities said at least four gun shops in West Michigan have been targeted by break-ins in less than a week. Read More

Marijuana agency spells out emergency rules

Information will help municipalities decide whether they want to allow adult-use businesses.

July 12, 2019
A Michigan agency is giving municipalities some time to weigh their options when it comes to allowing companies to plant marijuana in their communities for recreational use. Read More

Grand Rapids names police chief

July 12, 2019
Grand Rapids has a new chief of police. Read More

Guns stolen from shop

July 11, 2019
| By AP
Authorities said four masked people broke into a gun shop in the area and stole about two dozen handguns. Read More

Bar association names board officers and trustees

July 10, 2019
There’s a new group of board leaders at the Grand Rapids Bar Association. Read More

Grand Rapids 'bolstering safety' through pilot programs

July 9, 2019
The city of Grand Rapids is developing new "community-based" pilot programs to help keep its residents active and safe this summer in the wake of a recent shooting at Joe Taylor Park. Read More

Woman with food allergy loses appeal

July 9, 2019
| By AP
A woman who said a sub sandwich damaged her ability to speak has failed to persuade the Michigan appeals court to reinstate her lawsuit. Read More

State issues rules on growing and selling marijuana

July 8, 2019
| By AP
LANSING — The agency that regulates the selling and growing of pot in Michigan has released emergency rules to clarify the requirements for businesses that plan to sell marijuana to adults 21 and older. Read More

Health system settles religious discrimination suit

July 5, 2019
| By AP
OWOSSO — A mid-Michigan health care system has agreed to pay almost $75,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of a job candidate who was passed over because her beliefs preclude her from getting flu shots. Read More

Ex-school official wants $41K for unused vacation

July 4, 2019
| By AP
DETROIT — A former school official whose contract wasn't renewed is seeking $41,000 for unused vacation days. Read More