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Thousands of seasonal jobs available to handle holiday shipping demand
Shipping giants UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service are hiring package handlers and other workers to keep up with high demand throughout the holiday season. Atlanta-based UPS plans to hire 55,000 seasonal workers nationwide, including about 2,150 in Michigan, according to spokeswoman Natalie Godwin. The company currently employs more than 6,100 people in Michigan.
Tim Skubick: Could Romney have won if he hadn't veered right?
Here's the harsh reality for the GOP as it collectively licks its wounds and begins to ponder if it is time for the party to reinvent itself: Had Mitt Romney the moderate run, he would have won.
Wyoming students involved in the new Middle College program with GRCC must attend an orientation
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Wyoming schools have announced the orientation dates for the newly created Wyoming Middle College for the fall of 2012. Fifty 10th-graders now have the opportunity to earn both a high school diploma and an associate of arts degree.
Law Talk: Should judges hear cases via video or do people need to 'see the robe'?
LANSING, MI - The administrator of courts in Michigan is looking at a plan that would allow for the use of video conferencing to allow judges to hear cases while in a separate court from where the case is being tried.
Courts now being used as a front for phone scam according to the State Supreme Court
LANSING, MI - State court officials are warning residents of a potential fraud scheme where texts and phone calls are used by criminals posing as court personnel.
Lawmakers still debating if Algebra II, foreign language should be graduation requirements
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The debate over revising the state's rigorous high school graduation requirements to allow changes such as substituting Algebra 2 with a vocational class continued this month in a House Education Committee hearing. State Rep.
Weekend warm-up coming for Festival of the Arts
Showers begin to clear out Saturday with high temperatures near 70 degrees and Sunday looks to be downright pleasant with sunny skies and a high temperature around 77 degrees.
Benjamin Walcott seeks dismissal of accusations that he used a child to satisfy his foot fetish
WYOMING - Benjamin Walcott did not get a ride from Wyoming to Grand Rapids Township, but after conditionally waiving a hearing today, he did get a complientary trip to and from jail. Walcott, 30, is seeking a dismissal of accosting children for immoral purposes charges brought against him in Wyoming and the townships of Plainfield and Grand Rapids.
12-year-old girl reports her sexual abuse allegations by text message
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -The 12-year-old girl couldn't bring herself to talk about when she says she was molested by a neighbor, so she typed it into her phone's text screen and showed it to her best friend.
30-year-old sees more charges for allegedly using children to satisfy his 'foot fetish'
WYOMING, MI - A man with a storied past involving his attraction to the feet of little boys is now the subject of more accusations that he was getting a child to participate in his fetish activities. Benjamin Walcott, 30, was arraigned today in Wyoming District Court on two counts of accosting a child for immoral purposes as a repeat offender.
Police detail 18-year-old's alleged crime spree that included recording illegal sex acts, breaking into homes
Ryan Thomas Karp is charged with breaking and entering and multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct in Kent and Ionia counties.
Former Gov. John Engler says his new bosses are weary of Washington's political gridlock
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Former Michigan Gov. John Engler says his bosses are getting tired of Washington politicians who keeping "kicking the can down the road" when it comes to setting tax policy. "Those cans are now 55-gallon drums and the road is getting pretty damn crowded," said Engler, president of the Business Roundtable, a group of CEOs of leading U.S.
Nickelback churns out big, dumb rock during pyro-laden Van Andel Arena show (review)
You might accuse me of lying if I said the mothership came down and lifted Nickelback off the Van Andel Arena stage Thursday night. But it's true, sort of. Five songs into the rockers' set, a flying saucer, suspended from the ceiling by cables, picked up the band and floated it, still performing homogenized sing-alongs, to a fenced-off spot in the middle of the general-admission floor crowd.
Grand Rapids school board trying to decide how interim superintendent should be evaluated
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - In a special work session Monday, the Grand Rapids school board will try again to nail down the specifics of what interim Superintendent of Teresa Weatherall Neal will be evaluated on in June. Board President Senita Lenear said the board will not hold Neal accountable for any issues or problems that were in place before her Jan.
Godfrey-Lee schools awarded $179,000 from state for data coach to assess, track achievement
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The state awarded Godfrey-Lee Public Schools an additional $179,000 in federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds to support an assessment and data consultant to assess and track academic gains. School leaders say the district lacks a K-12 coherent system of regular assessment, data collection, data analysis and feedback to effect school improvement and Board of Education goals for student achievement growth.