Muskegon Police participates in Roadside Drug Testing Pilot

Muskegon Police  participates in Roadside Drug Testing Pilot

The expanded Oral Fluid Roadside Analysis Pilot Program began, Tuesday, Oct. 1, and includes participation from drug recognition experts (DREs) in every Michigan county. Pursuant to Public Act 242 and 243 of 2016, the Michigan State Police (MSP) conducted a one-year Oral Fluid Roadside Analysis Pilot program, which concluded in November 2018, in five counties […]

$1 million in grants awarded to enhance sexual assault prevention on Michigan’s college and university campuses

$1 million in grants awarded to enhance sexual assault prevention on Michigan’s college and university campuses

LANSING, Mich. – $1 million in grant funding has been awarded to 22 Michigan colleges and universities to help prevent sexual assault on campus thanks to Michigan’s Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program (CSAGP). This year marks the highest investment in the program to date, with more than $2.5 million in grant funding available since it was launched […]

Muskegon detectives receive Peace Officers of the Year Award

Muskegon detectives receive Peace Officers of the Year Award

Muskegon – Detectives Lisa Freres, Chad Petersen and Matt Schultz from the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office received the 2018 Peace Officers of the Year award from the Michigan Fraternal Order of Police for their work in solving kidnapping and homicide cases in Muskegon County. The detectives were honored after their efforts to solve a 2014 […]

State leaders discuss talent gap

State leaders discuss talent gap

LANSING – Michigan grows stronger when leaders from all sectors work together to develop innovative solutions that move our state forward, Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan Director Roger Curtis said today, kicking off the sixth Marshall Plan for Talent workshop with more than 150 business and education leaders in Lansing. “The Marshall Plan for […]

GVSU economist: Summer still on solid footing

GVSU economist: Summer still on solid footing

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The local economy continues to maintain solid growth, while some area business leaders express concern about an impending tariff war, said Brian G. Long, director of Supply Management Research in Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business. Long surveyed local business leaders and his findings below are based on data […]

Snyder Calls For Impartial FBI Investigation Into Attorney General Schuette

Snyder Calls For Impartial FBI Investigation Into Attorney General Schuette

Lansing -Governor Rick Snyder called the referral of a criminal complaint against Attorney General Bill Schuette to the FBI “clearly a serious matter.” The governor’s office went on to reiterate the importance of an impartial investigation, telling the Detroit Free Press, “It’s important that the FBI be allowed to do a thorough investigation without any undue […]

Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan Ballot Campaign Seeks to Create Clean Energy Future

Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan Ballot Campaign Seeks to Create Clean Energy Future

MICHIGAN — A coalition of local activists and organizations kicked off a ballot initiative seeking to incrementally raise Michigan’s renewable energy portfolio standard to 30 percent by 2030. The group, called Clean Energy, Healthy Michigan, will organize Michiganders to support the initiative on the ballot in November 2018. The initiative would protect Michigan’s clean air […]

GVSU students showcase vehicle at Michigan International Auto Show

GVSU students showcase vehicle at Michigan International Auto Show

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — When people steer their way to the Michigan International Auto Show this weekend in Grand Rapids, they will have the opportunity to see a racing vehicle designed and built by students from Grand Valley State University. Students are part of an exhibition of student-made cars at the West Michigan Society of Automotive Engineers booth. […]

Statewide effort to reduce waste and improve Michigan’s recycling rate

Statewide effort to reduce waste and improve Michigan’s recycling rate

LANSING, Mich. – In an ongoing effort to reduce waste and increase Michigan’s recycling rate, Gov. Rick Snyder signed an Executive Directive  requiring all State of Michigan facilities to provide on-site recycling opportunities. The Governor also announced the launch of Re:Source, an initiative that will promote the use of recycled materials in economic and business opportunities across […]

Michigan Education Leaders Blasts Legislature

Michigan Education Leaders Blasts Legislature

LANSING — The American Federation of Teachers – Michigan released the following statement regarding the passage of a package of bills that will gut the secure retirement promised to teachers. “These bills are nothing but political ideology of corporate donors like the DeVos family masked  as a solution to a problem that, in reality, doesn’t […]