| Mar 27, 2011
The Florence Crane Correctional Facility in Coldwater will close by June 1, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections, because of Governor Rick Snyder's budget recommendation for 2011-12.
The correctional facility closed sections of the...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 9:51 AM
An extension of unemployment benefits and a recalculating of Michigan's unemployment rate were signed into law Monday morning by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
Unemployment benefits will be extended by 20 weeks for some 35,000 state residents.
| Apr 10, 2011
Governor Rick Snyder will be making a couple of stops in West Michigan on Monday, April 11.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. he will be at the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce speaking to about 700 people at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.
At 6:30 p.m. he...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:12 AM
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder had a relentlessly positive message for a sold-out lunch crowd at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids Monday.
Speaking to what could safely be described as a friendly crowd at the Grand Rapids Chamber of...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Some changes will soon go into effect for the Michigan Sex Offender Registry. These changes could make it easier to keep track those considered the "most dangerous" and removing those who aren't.
Governor Rick Snyder signed the law in Lansing Tuesday...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Thousands of protesters gathered around the capitol building in Lansing Wednesday afternoon in protest of Governor Rick Snyder's proposed tax plan. The protest was organized by several unions, and began around noon, lasting for several hours.
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Benton Harbor has become a city taken over by the state, with its elected officials holding no power to govern.
A state appointed city emergency manager now controls all aspects of the local government, and it isn’t sitting well with officials and...
| Apr 18, 2011
Rockford Public Schools joins a long list of districts in Michigan facing tough cuts if Governor Rick Synder's 2012 budget plan passes.
Superintendent Dr. Mike Shibler met with parents Monday night to discuss the troubling numbers.
He said if the budget...
| Apr 23, 2011
Metro Transit buses will pull off the road briefly and church bells will ring across the city of Kalamazoo at 11 a.m. Tuesday to honor Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata, killed in the line of duty April 18.
The city of Kalamazoo announced at...
| May 3, 2011
| 11:19 AM
A bronze likeness of the 38th President and Grand Rapids native Gerald R. Ford was unveiled in Washington D.C Tuesday.
The statue is one of two permitted from the state of Michigan to be on display in the National Statuary Hall collection in the...
| Jan 1, 2011
Former computer executive Rick Snyder has become Michigan's 48th governor, taking charge of a state starving for a turnaround after years of economic distress.
Shortly after noon Saturday, Snyder took the oath of office from Marilyn Kelly, chief...