MINNEAPOLIS — Kelly Sherman-Conroy felt the anguish on the streets following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, concluding that people were aching for more than food and emergency relief.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned teachers who work at church-run schools from filing discrimination lawsuits against their employers, ruling that the Constitution’s protection for religious liberty exempts church schools from state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
SEATTLE — Joseph Castleberry, president of Northwest University, an evangelical school in Kirkland, Washington, was sitting at his desk in early May when he started seeing Facebook posts about a Black man killed while jogging through a coastal Georgia town.
NEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.
Churches and other religious institutions across metro Detroit have received tens of millions of dollars in federal government loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to U.S. government data released this week.
SPRING LAKE — John Kaucheck celebrated his 102nd birthday Thursday, and he chose to spend it with family at the Idle Hour in Spring Lake, one of his favorite restaurants.
The Northwest Ottawa Water System has requested that all property owners within the community voluntarily adopt an odd/even lawn sprinkler schedule during this dry, hot spell, beginning today.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday toughened a requirement to wear masks during the coronavirus pandemic, mandating that Michigan businesses open to the public deny service or entry to customers who refuse to wear one.
FERRYSBURG — Sailing enthusiasts love to catch the wind in their sails. Unfortunately, a sailing member of the Spring Lake Yacht Club recently caught something else – COVID-19.
Today: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 81. West-northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
This week's #TBT brings us back to July of 1987. We're treated to photos from a Coast Guard Change of Command ceremony; Fourth of July celebrations; looks at the high Lake Michigan water levels; and several freighters visiting port.
Michigan added 446 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday, according to the state health department, which is more than 150 less than Wednesday's spike.
Lane closures for road work will be in effect Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on northbound Beacon Boulevard (US-31) between Robbins Road and Taylor Avenue.
FRUITPORT TWP. — The COVID-19 pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents out of work and in need. Specifically, the nation’s food banks are under tremendous strain and donations are down. And with schools closed across the country, many children are at greater risk of hunger.
MUSKEGON — The WildWater Adventure waterpark at Michigan’s Adventure is set to open its 2020 season next week with stringent health, safety and hygiene protocols in place to protect its guests and associates, the company said.
JAMESTOWN TWP. (The Holland Sentinel) — A 15-year-old Hudsonville girl was transported to an area hospital in critical condition following a crash between a Jeep and an all-terrain vehicle she was driving.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy said the action days for elevated levels of ozone in West Michigan has been extended into Thursday, July 9.