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Republic National Distributing Co. has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a dispute with the state over dozens of violations that led to widespread liquor shortages in November and December of 2019. 

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KALAMAZOO — Baseball has been allowed to resume in Southwest Michigan after a brief disruption this week. 

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Wednesday, 08 July 2020 15:59

Whitmer vetoes property tax deferment bills

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed two bills that would have effectively deferred summer property tax payments to relieve struggling businesses and property owners during the pandemic.

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As they’ve taken steps to diversify their revenues away from casinos in recent years, Michigan’s Native American tribes have built growing business ventures that in 2019 contributed nearly $288.8 million to the state economy. 

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GRAND RAPIDS — Two kickboxing facilities in Kent County have reopened for members in violation of orders from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that gyms across most of the Lower Peninsula remain closed.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Fair housing organizations across Michigan recently received $2.1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help fight housing discrimination.

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CASCADE TOWNSHIP — Officials at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport have launched a new campaign to ensure travelers’ safety as activity begins to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.

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GRAND RAPIDS — The West Michigan Sports Commission took measures to create a safer work environment at its office, which was newly opened in November of last year before the springtime COVID-19 pandemic sent staff home to work remotely.

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Late last year, the Cornerstone University athletic department announced the addition of men’s volleyball to its collection of sports programs, as well as plans to renovate a couple of its athletics facilities.

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The Grand Rapids City Commission is expected to vote July 7 on a plan that could allow retail recreational cannabis sales months ahead of schedule, and put the city on track with a growing number of communities allowing the industry to flourish.

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