From food help to rent aid, here’s how Michigan will spend $2.2B stimulus

From food help to rent aid, here’s how Michigan will spend $2.2B stimulus

LANSING — Another wave of federal stimulus funds will flow to needy families, local governments and disaster response efforts under a $2.2 billion spending bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The first-term Democrat had also hoped to sign a $4.4 billion spending plan for Michigan schools, but that proposal stalled in the state House last week […]

GOP investigation finds no Michigan vote fraud, deems many claims ‘ludicrous’

GOP investigation finds no Michigan vote fraud, deems many claims ‘ludicrous’

LANSING —A months-long Republican investigation into Michigan’s 2020 election uncovered no evidence of widespread fraud and concluded Wednesday with a recommendation the attorney general investigate those who made false claims for “personal gain.” The 35-page report prepared by Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, dives deep to debunk conspiracy theories perpetuated by former President Donald Trump and some of […]

Opinion: Let’s start reinvesting in public universities now

Opinion: Let’s start reinvesting in public universities now

Michigan’s public universities have long been among the nation’s finest collections of state institutions of higher learning. Since the University of Michigan was founded before Michigan was even a state, the public universities have been educating residents, researching major problems, and delivering solutions from that research to the public. The universities engage with farmers and […]

Michigan to end gathering, mask restrictions on Tuesday

Michigan to end gathering, mask restrictions on Tuesday

LANSING — Michigan is lifting the remaining major restrictions from the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, marking the first time in 15 months without limits on gatherings. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced that restaurants and venues can return indoor capacity to 100 percent on that day from 50 percent, citing rapid decreases in COVID-19 cases […]

Michigan Supreme Court puts state emergency powers law on chopping block

Michigan Supreme Court puts state emergency powers law on chopping block

LANSING—The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Board of State Canvassers to certify Unlock Michigan petitions, paving the way for the Republican-led Legislature to repeal an invalidated law Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used to issue emergency orders early in the COVID-19 pandemic. The two Democrats on the four-member canvassing board in April voted against certification, […]

Career Tech Center student named Top Dog in Ferris State competition

Career Tech Center student named Top Dog in Ferris State competition

MUSKEGON- Noah Boggess (Montague) a Machining/Engineering Technologies student at the Career Tech  Center in Muskegon, was awarded Top Dog (in reference to FSU’s bulldog mascot) status for his performance in the Ferris State University (FSU) Machining Competition. The contest, featuring 47 students from ten career tech centers across the state, tested student’s machining skills on […]

West Michigan Works! celebrates National Women in Construction Week with hiring event and employment resources

West Michigan Works! celebrates National Women in Construction Week with hiring event and employment resources

GRAND RAPIDS – March 3, 2020 – In celebration of National Women in Construction Week, March 7-13, 2021, West Michigan Works! will host a virtual construction hiring event on March 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Job seekers can register for 15-minute phone conversations with construction employers with immediate openings. Event registration is open […]

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