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Legislative action continues after a state audit found multiple issues at a Grand Rapids veterans’ home. The bill adds legislative oversight to veteran homes operated by the state. It passed the House this summer and is up for a Senate committee vote this week. 

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – "For the second year in a row, the Grand Rapids - Wyoming metropolitan area was ranked as the nation's third best place to do business by Area Development Magazine."

Nardos Osterhart has a rather unique origin story. For one thing, she was born in Ethiopia, and political turmoil took her family to Germany and Oklahoma as a child. But it’s here in Michigan that she found her real calling: stand-up comedy. In 2013, she was named the “Funniest Person in Grand Rapids.” Now, she's created a one-woman show, Halfricana kind of half-memoir, half-comedy show detailing her life and childhood. Osterhart will perform Halfrican at Louie’s Back Room in Kalamazoo on April 29th.


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(MPRN-Lansing) Existing data centers in Michigan want guarantees that they’ll get the same tax treatment as a proposed project near Grand Rapids. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a collection of tax breaks rapidly moving through the Legislature to lure a center that stores massive amounts of data. 

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