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  1. Rockford girls track team continues incredible streak with 20 straight Division 1 regional titlesRead the original story

    Monday |

    Randy VanderVeen walked into Rockford 's athletic offices nearly two decades ago and interviewed successfully for the girls track and field coaching position. "I can actually remember telling I don't want to be one that screws that up," VanderVeen said.


  2. Tougher penalties for female genital mutilation pass unanimously in SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 |

    Felony charges for female genital mutilation in Michigan would be tougher than current federal law under legislation passed unanimously through the state Senate Wednesday. Performing or coordinating female genital mutilation procedures is already a federal felony carrying penalties of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.


  3. 'Nightmare:' Leader of gas-pump scheme gets 12 years in prison, likely deportationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 15 |

    The leader of nationwide credit-card skimming crew caught in West Michigan was sentenced Monday, May 15, to 12 years in federal prison. Antonio DeJesus Perez-Martinez, 44, of Austin, Texas, was convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, credit-card fraud and aggravated identify theft.


  4. High school state rankings reward perfection with No. 1 spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 10 |

    Heading into the homestretch of the season, three teams are strengthening their hold on the role of favorite while another has made its move to the top. Saline, Detroit Country Day and Frankfort have maintained the No.


  5. Check out MLive brackets as postseason arrives with girls water polo districts this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 9 |

    Girls water polo kicks off the postseason with districts in Rockford, Ann Arbor Huron and Grand Ledge on Friday and Saturday. Teams will be trying to advance to the regionals the following weekend in Saline and East Grand Rapids.


  6. Special needs Michiganders can opt into police database under new lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 5 |

    Parents and guardians of special needs children and adults in Michigan could choose to have their fingerprints and photographs included in the state's police database for quick identification if they go missing under bills Snyder signed Thursday. "Ensuring that all Michiganders can be identified quickly in an emergency situation is critically important," Snyder said.


  7. On narrow vote, Senate avoids sending extra budget dollars to roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 4 |

    The Michigan Senate on Thursday finished passing a $56.1 billion budget, narrowly rejecting an amendment that would have put $542 million leftover dollars into roads. The House and Senate have purposely left money unallocated in their respective versions of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget, leaving room for changes like tax relief or teacher pension changes that would cost the state money.


  8. Man charged with having switchblade-brass knuckles combo in traffic stopRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 3 |

    A Saginaw man is facing a five-year felony after police say they foiund him carrying a switchblade-brass knuckles combo. About 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, a Michigan State Police trooper pulled over a white 2008 Ford pickup as it drove south on River Road in Portsmouth Township.


  9. Senate panel votes to make female genital mutilation a 15-year felonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 2 |

    Sen. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage, was working on legislation to discourage female genital mutilation when she learned of federal charges against Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, a physician accused of mutilating two girls' genitals at a Livonia clinic. "A few weeks ago we learned it's not just happening in our country, but it's happening in our own backyard," O'Brien said.


  10. Michigan Senate passes legislation legalizing switchblade knivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 |

    The bill was introduced by Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, and passed the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs in March. Jones told MLive when the bill was introduced that the current law against switchblades was being unevenly enforced, and the law itself dated back to a time when people saw switchblades portrayed in movies and worried about them on the streets.


  11. Clean-cut veteran Bart Williams provides Grand Valley with QB optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2017 |

    Other than the fact his long hair is gone, Bart Williams hasn't changed as he heads into his junior season as one of the top returning quarterbacks in NCAA Division II. The Lakers, in their final week of spring practice leading to Saturday's scrimmage , can take comfort in having a quarterback with two years starting experience and two years of eligibility left.


  12. Funeral directors don't have to decide 'surviving spouse' under new Michigan lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 |

    Funeral directors will no longer be saddled with determining who qualifies as a "surviving spouse" for the purposes of making funeral arrangements under legislation signed last week by Gov. Rick Snyder. In Michigan there is an order of who can make funeral arrangements for a deceased person.


  13. MSU credit union coming to downtown Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2017 |

    The Michigan State University Federal Credit Union will open a branch office in downtown Grand Rapids this fall to serve its West Michigan employees and members. The office will be located on the ground floor of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield building at 86 Monroe Center NW.


  14. Switchblades would be legal in Michigan under bill OK'd by Senate panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 |

    Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, is the sponsor of Senate Bill 245 . It would repeal the part of the Michigan Penal Code that outlaws knives that open with mechanical assistance, such as switch-blades.


  15. Fresh off unanimous House vote, FOIA bills face tough road in SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 |

    The Michigan Senate kicked off session this week by referring bills to expand the Freedom of Information Act to the Government Operations Committee, the exact place the bills died last year. Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, is an opponent of the package.


  16. Open records legislation should be given a vote by Senate leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2017 |

    The Michigan House of Representatives passed open records legislation on March 16, 2017. In this photo, Rep. Jeremy Moss, D-Southfield, speaks about legislation to expand the state's open record laws on Feb. 1, 2017.


  17. Republicans push open records law in senate, despite leader's oppositionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2017 |

    A pair of Republican senators introduced bills to expand the state's open records law to the legislative and executive branches, a proposal that in other iterations has drawn ire from the caucus's leader, Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive. Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, and Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, introduced a pair of bills to subject the governor's office to the state's Freedom of Information Act, which lets citizens and reporters request documentation prepared by elected officials or state workers, and subject the legislature to a separate Legislative Open Records Act.


  18. Pointing lasers at pilots would be a five-year felony under Michigan billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 |

    A bill making it illegal to point lasers at pilots under state law was reported to the House floor Tuesday. The House Law and Justice Committee voted 10-1 Tuesday to report out a pair of bills, House Bills 4063 and 4064 , that prohibit people from aiming a laser or other "directed energy device" -- including those projecting sound, electromagnetic radiation or particle-beams -- at or into the path of an aircraft.


  19. Brighton, Grand Ledge and Portage Northern shine in District 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 |

    Here are a few highlights from the 2017 individual district finals at Jackson on Saturday. The results of all the first and third place matches are listed below as well.


  20. Poll shows support for legalizing recreational marijuana in MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 |

    A Michigan senator, meanwhile, says legal marijuana has no hope of passing in the Legislature as legalization supporters work to bring the issue before voters in 2018. EPIC-MRA of Lansing conducted the poll by phone in January and February of 2017.


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