Kent County approves 8M for 30 projects in 'politicized' ARPA vote

Kent County approves $108M for 30 projects in ‘politicized’ ARPA vote

GRAND RAPIDS — The Kent County Board of Commissioners voted to allocate $108 million in federal stimulus funds to 30 local projects as several commissioners described the process as highly politicized. The... Read more »
Michigan's largest indoor water park coming to Bavarian Inn Lodge

Michigan’s largest indoor water park coming to Bavarian Inn Lodge

Michigan’s largest indoor water park is coming to the Bavarian Inn Lodge, part of a German-themed resort in Frankenmuth. The $80 million expansion will add more than 100,000 square feet to the... Read more »
7 Michigan State players charged for postgame fight - Orlando Sentinel

7 Michigan State players charged for postgame fight – Orlando Sentinel

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Seven Michigan State football players were charged in the postgame melee in Michigan Stadium’s tunnel last month, according to a statement Wednesday from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.... Read more »
This Grand Rapids suburb competes for the Clark Griswold trophy. Here's how you take part.

This Grand Rapids suburb competes for the Clark Griswold trophy. Here’s how you take part.

KENTWOOD, MI – Do you have a holiday light display that would put Clark Griswold to shame? If so, the city of Kentwood has a contest right up your alley. The city... Read more »
Northern Michigan resort promotes dark skies

Northern Michigan resort promotes dark skies

The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been accepted into the International Dark-Sky Association, the third dark sky park in the state. Headlands International Dark Sky Park (established in 2011... Read more »
New surveillance video shows vehicle crashing into bus at intersection in Detroit

New surveillance video shows vehicle crashing into bus at intersection in Detroit

DETROIT – Surveillance cameras from a business in Corktown captured the moment when a car ran a stop sign and crashed into a bus last Thursday. A vehicle ran a stop sign... Read more »
'A whole new world': Georgia debuts all-terrain wheelchairs at its state parks

‘A whole new world’: Georgia debuts all-terrain wheelchairs at its state parks

(CNN) — Wheelchair users will now be able to explore Georgia's state parks with free all-terrain wheelchairs. The new fleet of wheelchairs is part of a collaboration between the Georgia Department of... Read more »
Voters OK new Royal Oak millages for parks, senior services

Voters OK new Royal Oak millages for parks, senior services

A millage to fund parks and a second millage for senior services gained voter approval with comfortable margins in Royal Oak. Out of more than 31,730 votes for the 0.7-mill parks proposal,... Read more »
Cascade Township seeks parks and rec feedback - Grand Rapids Business Journal

Cascade Township seeks parks and rec feedback – Grand Rapids Business Journal

Cascade Township is seeking community feedback on a five-year parks and recreation master plan draft. A public comment period is in effect through Friday, Nov. 25, for township residents to review and... Read more »
Rick Haglund: Self-driving cars aren't coming anytime soon

Rick Haglund: Self-driving cars aren’t coming anytime soon

They promised us self-driving cars. Nearly a decade ago, automakers predicted that by now, driving your car or truck would be akin to riding a horse — something you do for recreation... Read more »