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Kent County District Court candidates tout their endorsements, Servaas comes out for O'Hara
With a top-heavy ballot that includes races for governor and U.S. senator, the candidates for Kent County District Court judge are hoping an impressive list of endorsements will get voters to think about an election toward the end of the list. Both Brent Boncher and Jeffrey O'Hara, who are vying for the judgeship in the northern district of the 63rd District Court which covers Kent County north of Four Mile Road with the exception of Walker, have prominently posted endorsements on their websites.
A grand effort: Mayors' River Cleanup to cover 40 riverbank miles
Cleaning up the Grand River can be discouraging with all the tires, bags of Doritos, mattresses and car batteries dumped by careless people. However, since the annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup started 11 years ago, the amount of trash dumped has actually been decreasing, according to Josh Leffingwell, communications director for the West Michigan Environmental Action Council that hosts the cleanup.
Too big? Too many? Kent County city looks to limit size, number of political signs
A large sign expressing political support for U.S. Rep. Justin Amash sat this summer in the front yard of John Strauss's home on Spring Street, just north of the Rockford Dam.
Color for College: Local cellular stores giving $1,500 scholarship to students
Two Grand Rapids-area cellular retailers are giving young children an opportunity to color their way to a $1,500 college scholarship.
Community invited to charter school's 20th anniversary celebration today
File photo West Michigan Environmental Science Academy student Asher Zehl pointing out a bird for kids to look at through binoculars during a 'Plant and Animal Safari' day on Aug. 4, 2011 at the K-12 charter school.
Prosecutor: Gunman camped out before killings
Zachary Levi Brimhall called his father from the Coast Range in Southern Oregon on Monday to say his car had broken down and to ask for help.
The scene at Coos Bay in Oregon where a Walker man was fatally shot. Courtesy: KMTR.
Authorities say the man shot and killed as he was sleeping in his vehicle at an Oregon beach was a Michigan man who decided to stay for a week's vacation after being an exhibitor at a local recreational vehicle show.