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GRAND RAPIDS — Kent County municipal officials and business advocacy groups have released an area “welcome plan” meant to address concerns among the immigrant community, including restoring trust with law enforcement agencies and promoting equity in education and business opportunities.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says existing state law provides employers the protection needed should they get sued by an employee or customer alleging they contracted COVID-19 while at work or at a business.

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Grand Rapids-based office technology solutions provider Applied Imaging has grown its presence in Florida through a recent acquisition.

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Thursday, 17 September 2020 11:42

Booking.com lays off 63 at Wyoming call center

WYOMING — Booking Holdings Inc. is downsizing its global workforce, and the move is being felt in West Michigan.

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Employers could buy pandemic-related personal protection equipment without having to pay state sales or use taxes under proposed statewide legislation.

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GRAND RAPIDS — As fall and winter weather approaches, city of Grand Rapids officials are examining ways to make outdoor seating that restaurants have relied on during the COVID-19 pandemic into a year-round option. 

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Ottawa County today issued a stay-in-place order that requires Grand Valley State University to remain in their residences for 14 days.

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The 81 employees who were furloughed by national restaurant chain Dave & Buster’s in Kentwood will be laid off permanently.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Gerald R. Ford International Airport officials have announced a new expansion project meant to eventually support nonstop international commercial flights.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Former Second Lady Jill Biden and congressional candidate Hillary Scholten visited the Kids’ Food Basket headquarters on Tuesday in Grand Rapids to highlight the growing issue of food insecurity.

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