Cannon Township Supervior: 'We don't need' the money

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A community near Grand Rapids has turned down thousands of dollars in state and federal aid related to the coronavirus epidemic.

The reason: Cannon Township said it doesn’t need it.



After a recent surge of gun-violence the city, Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne Tuesday unveiled department’s three-year strategic plan that promises to transform policing in the city.

A legal battle continues over when the 2020 Census will end. Last week, a federal judge said the tally will continue through the end of October, but yesterday Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he would violate that order and end counting October 5th. 

Victoria Kovari is in charge of Detroit’s Census effort. She says she will take any extra time for responses she can get. 

“We still need everybody who hasn't filled out that form, take 10 minutes and fill it out." Kovari said. 

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Enbridge’s plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups said Monday.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she will issue a declaration to extend Michigan’s COVID-19 state of emergency.

She will do that before the current state of emergency expires later this week.

Republicans in the Legislature and business groups are using litigation and a petition drive to try and curtail the governor’s emergency powers.


Michigan’s attorney general opened an investigation Monday into allegations that a ballot group may have committed crimes while gathering signatures to repeal a law that gives Gov. Gretchen Whitmer broad powers to manage the coronavirus crisis.

Dana Nessel, a Democrat, said her office will probe Unlock Michigan, a Republican-affiliated committee that plans to submit its signatures Friday. If the group turns in enough — it needs 340,000 valid signatures — the initiative will go to the Legislature.

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The Grand Rapids Police Department is dealing with another homicide, as a shooting on the city’s Southwest Sunday evening left one man dead. The murder capped off a violent weekend in the city as the number of homicides continues to grow at a potentially historic rate.

The incident occurred around 9:15 PM in the area of Curve Street and Underhill Avenue SW. When police arrived on the scene, officers discovered a man inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound.

Associated Press


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that movie theaters and other venues can reopen in two weeks after nearly seven months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic, and she relaxed a cap so more people can attend funerals and other indoor events.

Michigan Public Radio

Time is running out for Michigan residents who have waited to renew their driver’s license or vehicle registration during the coronavirus pandemic. Anyone with an expiration date after March 1 were given a long grace period by the Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. But that period ends Wednesday and no extension is anticipated.

DNR can't check as many deer for chronic wasting disease

Sep 28, 2020

Michigan wildlife officials won’t be able to check as many deer for chronic wasting disease during the upcoming hunting season. The state Department of Natural Resources said it’s facing staff and financial shortages as well as challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

“We ask for your patience and grace as we adapt to meet these challenges,” said acting wildlife division chief Dan Kennedy.