May 21st, 2014 - Local News
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Library workers in Grand Rapids say plans to cut 18 jobs this summer will mean less service for area residents.
Union members protested Tuesday in front of the Grand Rapids Public Library's main branch. Librarian Marie Mulder, whose job is at risk, says she doesn't think officials considered "creative solutions" to avoid job cuts.
James Botts, library board president, says the board didn't want to close branches or cut hours.
The library this year faced a $914,000 budget deficit caused by decreasing revenue, mostly from declining revenue from taxes and the cost of benefits. An $11.1 million budget recommended by the library board replaces some jobs and cuts others.
The budget is up for approval June 10 by the City Commission.
May 30th, 2014 - Local News
(Mlive)-- Police believe a woman was driving while intoxicated when she crashed into a Walgreens Pharmacy building Thursday night near 68th Street SW and South Division Avenue.
Kent County sheriff'...
May 29th, 2014 - Local News
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May 30th, 2014 - State News
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan secretary of state's office is expanding its most popular online services to select Triple A branches.
The ExpressSOS DOT com will be accessible through...
May 29th, 2014 - State News
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Labor and community organizers have submitted about 320,000 petition signatures calling for a Michigan ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
May 30th, 2014 - National News
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis is in the grip of one of its most violent years on record.
The Indiana capital has already recorded 60 homicides and is on pace to have its deadliest year in eigh...
May 29th, 2014 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is holding a White House Summit today to draw attention to young athletes and concussions.
Among those attending will be representatives of professional s...
May 30th, 2014 - International News
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Another diver has died while searching for bodies inside a sunken South Korean ferry.
A government task force spokesman says the civilian diver was underwater today, cut...
May 29th, 2014 - International News
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president says 14 soldiers were killed when a government military helicopter was shot down in eastern Ukraine today.
Acting President Oleksandr Turchynov says rebel...
May 30th, 2014 - Sports News
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth to back Rick Porcello's eighth victory, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Thursday for a split ...
May 29th, 2014 - Sports News
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Joe Nathan with one out in the ninth inning and Scott Kazmir pitched his first complete game in nearly eight years as the...
May 22nd, 2014 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic sea creatures called comb jellies may reshape how scientists view cell development as their genes suggest they have more than one way to make a nervous system.
Apr 8th, 2014 - Health News
LONDON (AP) — Doctors in London researching spinal cord injuries say they've had success using an experimental treatment on four patients now.
They've gotten them to stand and move their legs by ...