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WEST OLIVE — A motion to have the Ottawa County Department of Public Health compare its enforcement of COVID-19 orders with external organizations to enforcement of health rules in county buildings has failed, after members of a county committee unanimously voted against the proposal Tuesday.

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Following a year of social distancing, virtual school, mask wearing and endless hours of screen time, the Tri-Cities Family YMCA is hosting its annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 24, to encourage families to take a moment to help “kids be kids.”

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A fire that destroyed a storage barn at a dairy farm Wednesday morning could easily have been a lot worse, said Robinson Township Fire Chief Paul VanVelzen.

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We saw the articulated tug/barge Undaunted/Pere Marquette 41 twice in the past week. The pair delivered a load of lime to the Verplank dock in Ferrysburg on Friday and returned to Verplank’s on Monday with a cargo of slag.

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On the eve of Earth Day 2021, the city of Grand Haven received a boost with the planting of 100 trees.

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A freeze warning is in effect for early today and again late tonight through Thursday morning

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MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious re-examination of racism and policing i…

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MINNEAPOLIS — The jury reached a verdict Tuesday at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck in a case that set off a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.

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Drive to repeal law Whitmer used in pandemic clears hurdle

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After receiving a surprise delivery of 76,000 salmon fingerlings in 2020, Grand Haven once again received some unexpected good news from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

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Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 44. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation's largest-ever vaccination campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves.

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(AP) — The three weeks of testimony at a former Minneapolis police officer's trial in the death of George Floyd were filled with indelible moments, ranging from witnesses breaking down as they relived what they saw to a clinical account by one expert pinpointing on video the instant he belie…

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A strong cold front will bring a chance for rain showers today and usher in cooler weather for much of this week. Accumulating snow is possible late Tuesday through early Wednesday morning. This may create slick travel, especially across Southern Lower Michigan.

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When Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” first sounded the alarm on DDT and its devastating effects on birds and fish, our understanding of how this pesticide affected humans was just beginning. Chemicals can take years to reveal their insidious power, and so for decades, scientists have been pi…

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Today: Areas of frost before 10 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.

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Here’s how your local state lawmakers voted on legislation this week:

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State lawmaker charged with drunken driving, resisting cops

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Today: Widespread frost, mainly before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 50. North wind 6 to 10 mph.

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LANSING — The Michigan health department on Friday extended by five weeks a pandemic order that limits business capacity and requires masks in public, even for young children in day care, as the state battles the country’s highest daily coronavirus infection rate.