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  • Changing the redistricting map for Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Redistricting voting lines in Michigan is something that’s been talked about all year long. It’s something that many people have called Gerrymandering. In just 3 months, a group called ‘Voters Not Politicians’ has collected more than the required signatures to get it on the 2018 election ballot. “We’ve gathered signatures from every single county in Michigan,” says Katie Fahey, who volunteers with the organization. They’ve collected more than 350,000 signatures so far and only 315,000  valid […]

  • Kalamazoo says goodbye to Chief Hadley

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — He may be moving on, but Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley won’t be forgotten in the community. After more than nine years on the job with KDPS, Hadley is moving to Georgia to  become chief of Chatham County Police. Dozens of residents showed up Thursday night for a ceremony at the Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University. “I’m really overwhelmed emotionally,” Hadley said. “Doing good work and good service to the community, that’s probably what […]

  • Food to Door: Looking at grocery delivery options in West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Time can be our most valuable commodity, which has caused a big boom in the meal and grocery delivery business. It wasn’t long ago that having food delivered to your doorstep was a luxury, but now it’s common. Spending less time in the kitchen is very appealing for many. Blue Apron and Hello Fresh are just a couple of the companies competing for customers. “It’s very easy and cost effective,” says Mark Hiler, who uses Hello […]

  • Blue Star Mothers putting wreaths on all 5,500 graves at Grand Rapids Veterans Cemetery

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In just a few weeks, tens of thousands of evergreen wreaths will be laid on the graves of veterans across the country as part of Wreaths Across America. Here in West Michigan, the local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers has accomplished something special for this year’s event.  The veterans will be honored Dec. 16 at the Grand Rapids Veterans Cemetery, and this year they will have enough wreaths for every single grave. “It’s not about […]

  • Veteran speaks after service dog was turned away from Holiday Bar

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A West Michigan veteran is fighting back against what he calls discrimination after he says he and his service dog were denied entry to a Grand Rapids bar over Veterans Day weekend. Jerome Smith served in the Iraq War from 2002 to 2006. He says he was just out trying to enjoy Veterans Day weekend with some friends, but says the night took an unexpected turn when they went to the Holiday Bar. He says the […]

  • Lego thief still on the loose months after family’s collection was stolen

    GRANDVILLE, Mich. – A family in Grandville still searching for their missing Lego collection. It’s been nearly three months since several thousand dollars worth of plastic blocks were stolen from the Richards’ home. Brian Richards tells FOX 17 he woke up in August to discover his life-long collection of Legos was stolen. Since then, Meijer has helped by donating some gift certificates that he used to buy new blocks. Brian’s insurance company has also been replacing what was taken. “We […]

  • East Grand Rapids commissioners condemn ‘It’s okay to be white’ fliers

    EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – East Grand Rapids City Commissioners were united in their stance against the alt-right fliers found posted around the community over the weekend. On Sunday morning, some residents woke to find the fliers posted near the corner of Plymouth and Lake, covering poles and Black Lives Matter signs. On them were the words ‘It’s okay to be white.’  The signs also had alt-right websites printed on them. “As a Jewish American this really strikes home,” says Chad Zagel, […]

  • Remembering Cora Gonzales

    OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP,  Mich. – An 11-year-old girl killed after getting hit by a car was laid to rest over the weekend. Cora Gonzales passed away Wednesday just a couple of weeks after she was struck by a car near her home in Oakfield Township. The funeral took place at Rockford Baptist Church on Saturday. There’s been a strong community rallying behind the family during the difficult ordeal. “It’s been a huge blessing to us to help a family that needs […]

  • Cannon Twp discusses water contamination concerns

    CANNON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Cannon Township held its first board meeting since the news surfaced of possible water contamination caused by former Wolverine Worldwide dumpsites. Residents had a chance to voice their opinions Monday night. The people who spoke said they were concerned about best practices when it comes to water testing after the township says there were reports about companies going door-to-door offering tests. Cannon Township Supervisor Steve Grimm says if anyone is promising test results the next day […]