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Jury duty, trampoline court guidelines signed into law by Governor

Jury duty, trampoline court guidelines signed into law by Governor

LANSING, Mich.—Full-time college students called to jury duty can now postpone their service until the end of the school year.

Governor Snyder signed that bill into law Tuesday.  It allows students attending higher education in Michigan to delay jury duty if they can prove it will interfere with their class schedule. A similar exemption already exists for eligible high school students.

“Serving on a jury is an important part of our civic responsibility,” Snyder said. “However, for college students, jury duty can be disruptive to their studies. This law gives them the opportunity to focus on their education while still giving them the opportunity to serve after the school year.”  

Kentwood election includes historic mayoral race

Kentwood election includes historic mayoral race

KENTWOOD, Mich.-- Voters in Kentwood will pick a new mayor Tuesday, November 5.

Sharon Brinks, an attorney who serves on the city commission, is running against Stephen Kepley, who directs Kentwood's engineering department.  The winner will represent the city as mayor for a four year term.

Mayor Richard Clanton, who is serving out the remainder of late Mayor Richard Root's term, is not run for re-election.  It's the first time since 1967 that an incumbent for mayor hasn't sought re-election.  Clanton plans to work full-time as the Chief Executive Officer of United Community Methodist House as soon as his replacement is sworn in.

Voters will also decide between Jerry DeMaagd and Steve Redmond for Ward 1 commissioner, and Maurice H. Groce and Erwin Haas for Ward 2 commissioner.

The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

MDOT Public Meeting About M-11 Road Reconstruction - March 6

MDOT Public Meeting About M-11 Road Reconstruction - March 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  

Public meeting at Cascade Library about M-11 (28th Street) project

WHAT: Public open house to review plans for the reconstruction and resurfacing of M-11 through Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Cascade Township. Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials will provide project details, the construction schedule and traffic information.

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

Congressman Bill Huizenga Statement About Unemployment

 

Huizenga Statement On Latest Unemployment Report

 

Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released the following statement on the national unemployment report for January:

Kent County Appoints Birgit Klohs To Airport Board

Kent County Appoints Birgit Klohs To Airport Board

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 24, 2013) – Kent County Board of Commissioners today announced the appointment of Birgit Klohs as the newest citizen member of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Board. A seven-member panel is appointed by the Kent County Board of Commission to govern policy at the airport.  The Gerald R.

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Find the grades for legislators in your district through The Sierra Club's full scorecard.  

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Hoekstra to participate in town hall debate Tuesday

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra will participate in a town hall style debate on Tuesday, October 23 at 6 PM at the Kentwood Public Library in Kentwood, Michigan. Sen. Debbie Stabenow is invited to attended and a podium will be made available to her. The candidates will answer questions submitted by the audience. The town hall will be moderated by Chris Danielson of JQ99's Chris and Emilee Show and Kathy Batey, former Chairwoman of the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce and President of Spirited Presentations.

"The people of Michigan deserve to hear how their Senator for the next six years will represent them," said Hoekstra. "Debbie Stabenow has refused to debate me, so I will go directly to the people to answer their questions and discuss the solutions America needs to get back on track."

The town hall is open to the public.

What: Town Hall Debate
Who: U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra and Senator Debbie Stabenow (invited)