Grand Haven voters will pick from a wide open field of candidates for local office in this primary election, from leaders with decades of experience to newcomers to local government. The wealth of choices on the ballot is healthy for our local democracy.
Pilots at Grand Haven Memorial Airport say they use every inch of its two runways, and shrinking the airport would create a safety concern and limit operations.
There is little doubt that the bridge over Smith’s Bayou in Ferrysburg is no longer usable for vehicle traffic, but what will happen now?
You’ve probably heard this explanation for the recent water levels: “It’s a natural cycle.”
Summer is here — sort of.
The city has nowhere to grow but up, with taller buildings and higher-density housing — an inevitable outcome in Michigan’s fastest-growing county.
A year ago, Steve Negen said the 30th Great Lakes Kite Festival on the Grand Haven State Park beach was the last one. That took the wind out of our sails.
It has become clear that the vast majority of West Michigan residents don’t want to see the Grand River dredged to allow big boats to navigate it from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven.
West Michigan is about as far as you can get from an arid wasteland, but residents in Ottawa County are turning on the tap to discover their wells have run dry.
To raise, or not to raise — is that now the question?
Did you know that trees have value?
Rather than simply taking to social media to complain among themselves, locals showed up to the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners meeting of April 9 and made the overwhelming case for preserving the river.
A Spring Lake man recently created a Facebook page that aimed to poke fun at the village where he lives and neighboring communities. While he says it was all in good fun, village officials aren’t laughing.
Government by the people requires more than just voting on election days. That’s just the start.
If you’re a nonprofit business in Michigan, here’s some good news: You can rake in profits and pay next to nothing in taxes. All you have to do is provide a small amount of “charitable services.”