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Elections

Prop 1 ballot language for road funds approved

Prop 1 ballot language for road funds approvedThe challenge for the state Board of Canvassers Thursday was to sift through the seven different proposals submitted by supporters and opponents of the proposal to come up with language that included all the facets of the road proposal.
  • Elections
  • 18 hours, 9 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-central

Mayor's 100 Campaign aims to boost youth employment

Mayor's 100 Campaign aims to boost youth employmentThe campaign is looking for 100 area businesses that can offer young people ages 15 to 24 meaningful job opportunities.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 18 hours, 17 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-central

MEDC grant delivers $2.9 million to GRCC

MEDC grant delivers $2.9 million to GRCCGRCC plans to use that money to purchase equipment for its machine tool, welding, HVAC, and automotive programs, in addition to creating a craft beer instructional lab.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 18 hours, 20 minutes ago
Politics

Last piece of $325M budget hole fixed by Senate

Last piece of $325M budget hole fixed by SenateThe Legislature gave final approval Thursday to a pair of bills which fix a $325-million hole in this year's state budget.
  • Politics
  • 19 hours, 11 minutes ago
Local

Asian carp control bill proposed in Congress

Asian carp control bill proposed in Congress"We cannot afford to take a cavalier approach when it comes to protecting our Great Lakes from Asian carp."
  • Local
  • 21 hours, 32 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-south

Consumers Energy announces $1.6 million contribution to Salvation Army

Consumers Energy announces $1.6 million contribution to Salvation ArmyConsumers Energy is working with the Salvation Army to help Michiganders with their energy bills.
  • Grand-rapids-south
  • 21 hours, 48 minutes ago
Made-in-michigan

Made in Michigan: Hop Soda

Made in Michigan: Hop Sodarand Rapids has become known nationwide for its craft beer. Now one local man is hoping it will also become known for its craft soda.
  • Made-in-michigan
  • 22 hours, 26 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-west

John Ball Zoo master plan approved as it prepares to open Sunday

John Ball Zoo master plan approved as it prepares to open SundayThe plan, still in formulation, will receive public input in the weeks ahead.
  • Grand-rapids-west
  • 22 hours, 28 minutes ago
Kentwood

Search warrant executed at Kentwood daycare where child died

Search warrant executed at Kentwood daycare where child diedThe parents of three-month-old Cooper Fales discovered him dead Feb. 19 when they picked him up from Bridges Day Care on Pine Tree Avenue SE. It's not clear how or when the child died but one of his parents attempted CPR as they called Grand Rapids police.
  • Kentwood
  • 22 hours, 30 minutes ago
News

What is net neutrality and what does it mean for me?

What is net neutrality and what does it mean for me?Net neutrality, or open Internet, is the principle that Internet service providers should give consumers access to all legal content and applications on an equal basis, without favoring or blocking some sources.
  • News
  • 22 hours, 33 minutes ago
Grand-rapids-central

GRCC play 'From White Plains' tackles bullying issues

GRCC play 'From White Plains' tackles bullying issuesTheater director Michelle Urbane says "From White Plains" stood out to the selection committee because it dealt with important social issues and promotes dialogue and critical thinking.
  • Grand-rapids-central
  • 23 hours, 9 minutes ago
Grandville-hudsonville-jenison

Bible camper evicted from Hudsonville elementary schools

Bible camper evicted from Hudsonville elementary schoolsComplaints about a camper, belonging to a local Bible club, on school property are leading to policy changes in the Hudsonville school district.
  • Grandville-hudsonville-jenison
  • 23 hours, 10 minutes ago
Muskegon

Men of Color Read group encourages picking up a book

Men of Color Read group encourages picking up a bookA group of men in Muskegon Heights took time away from their busy days to read to school kids on Thursday.
  • Muskegon
  • 23 hours, 19 minutes ago
Comstock-park

WZZM 13 personalities judge business's chili cookoff

WZZM 13 personalities judge business's chili cookoffRapid Engineering in Comstock Park lets its employees compete in the Hungry Heifer Chili Cook-Off.
  • Comstock-park
  • 23 hours, 26 minutes ago
Comstock-park

Whitecaps fan food voting is underway

Whitecaps fan food voting is underwayGet your stomach and fingers ready - it is time to vote for the fan food menu item for the 2015 baseball season at Fifth Third Ballpark.
  • Comstock-park
  • 23 hours, 49 minutes ago
East-grand-rapids

Police: EGR student struck in hit-and-run

Police: EGR student struck in hit-and-runThere were no significant injuries, police say, but they want to speak with the driver.
  • East-grand-rapids
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
Grand-rapids-north

Grand Rapids dealing with water main breaks

Grand Rapids dealing with water main breaksGrand Rapids dealing with water main breaks
  • Grand-rapids-north
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Whitehall-montague

Rothbury man dies in garage fire

Rothbury man dies in garage fireAn elderly Rothbury man is dead after a garage fire.
  • Whitehall-montague
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Muskegon

Crews fight house fire in Fruitport Twp.

Crews fight house fire in Fruitport Twp.Crews are fighting a house fire in Fruitport Township.
  • Muskegon
  • 1 day, 3 hours ago
Lakeshore

Three arrested for stealing guns

Three arrested for stealing gunsThree people are in the Mason County Jail, accused of gun thefts that date back to 2013.
  • Lakeshore
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Holland-zeeland

Holland boxer, Johnny Garcia set to fight on ESPN

Holland boxer, Johnny Garcia set to fight on ESPNEveryone gets knocked down in life, but the test of your character is how you respond. A boxer from Holland has lived that roller coaster and now, he is set to fight on national television, this Friday.
  • Holland-zeeland
  • 1 day, 9 hours ago
13 On Your Side

Scammers spoof local business's phone number

Scammers spoof local business's phone numberA phone scam making its way around West Michigan is harming more than just the people who answer: a local business is being made a patsy.
  • 13 On Your Side
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Lakeshore

Charter bus full of students catches fire on interstate

Charter bus full of students catches fire on interstateDispatchers say it happened around 3:30 p.m. on southbound I-196 near mile marker 41. Everyone evacuated safely.
  • Lakeshore
  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Watchdog

Supreme Court: Releasing fish isn't destroying evidence

Supreme Court: Releasing fish isn't destroying evidenceWe told you about this Florida case in our watchdog report in overcriminalization.
  • Watchdog
  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Muskegon

Muskegon CC moving into old newspaper building

Muskegon CC moving into old newspaper buildingFollowing plans to open office space in the building as early as April, MCC plans to start offering classes there in January.
  • Muskegon
  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Promise turns 10 years old

Kalamazoo Promise turns 10 years oldThanks to donors, all high school graduates from the district can count on scholarships to any community college or public university.
  • Kalamazoo
  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Holland-zeeland

Holland biz doubling, adding 200+ jobs

Holland biz doubling, adding 200+ jobsA lakeshore manufacturer specializing in ergonomic furniture is expanding and adding jobs.
  • Holland-zeeland
  • 1 day, 21 hours ago