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My Town: Thirteen local lawmakers post perfect voting record for 2014

My Town: Thirteen local lawmakers post perfect voting record for 2014

LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Mark Jansen tops the list of West Michigan lawmakers who missed the most votes this year, according to the Missed Votes Report compiled by Jack McHugh, editor of MichiganVotes.org.

Jansen missed 46 votes between January and December of this year. The District 28 Republican represents a large portion of Kent County, including Ada, Algoma, Alpine, Cannon, Courtland, Grand Rapids and Plainfield townships, as well as East Grand Rapids, Rockford, Walker and Wyoming.

State Rep. Jon Bumstead, who represents Newaygo, Lake and Oceana counties, had the most missed votes among West Michigan lawmakers in the House, with 21 this year.  

Three senators and three representatives missed 50 or more votes this year.  The top offenders were Rep. John Olumba of Detroit, with 233 missed votes, and Sen. Bert Johnson of Detroit, with 187 missed votes.

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announces holiday hours

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announces holiday hours

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Loutit District Library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday.

The Library will re-open on Friday, Dec. 26 at 9 a.m.

Although the library is closed, its website, www.loutitlibrary.org, is available 24 hours a day throughout the holiday. Patrons can check on the availability of books and other resources at any of the 80 libraries in the Lakeland Library Cooperative online. They can renew materials, place holds and review the status of their library accounts. In addition, the website provides online databases, downloadable audiobooks and e-Books, a calendar of upcoming library events and links to other resources to help patrons find the information they need.

The library’s normal winter hours are:

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announces New Year’s hours

My Town Grand Haven: Loutit District Library announces New Year’s hours

GRAND HAVEN, Mich -- Loutit District Library will close Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.

It will re-open on Friday, Jan. 2 at 9:00 a.m.

Although the library is closed, its website, www.loutitlibrary.org, is available 24 hours-a- day throughout the holiday. Patrons can check on the availability of books and other resources at any of the 55 libraries in the Lakeland Library Cooperative online. They can renew materials, place holds and review the status of their library accounts. In addition, the website provides online databases, downloadable audio-books and e-books, a calendar of upcoming library events and links to other resources to help patrons find the information they need.

The library’s normal winter hours are:

My Town: Dozens of new troopers now on the job

My Town: Dozens of new troopers now on the job

LANSING, Mich.—Dozens of new State Police troopers are now on the job throughout Michigan.

Governor Snyder served as the keynote speaker during the 127th Trooper Recruit School’s recent graduation ceremony.  During the event, Tpr. David Williams was recognized with the Academic Achievement Award.

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

WMU-Cooley Professor & Retired Brigadier Gen. McDaniel Participates in W. Mich. Day of Remembrance

 

WMU-COOLEY LAW SCHOOL PROFESSOR AND RETIRED BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL C.H. McDANIEL

PARTICIPATES IN WEST MICHIGAN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – To honor all those who sacrificed their lives during the terrorist events of September 11, 2001, the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum hosted the 13th annual Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute from sunrise to sunset on September 11, 2014. WMU-Cooley Law School Professor and retired Brigadier General Michael C.H.

My Town: Federal funding coming to two local fire departments

My Town: Federal funding coming to two local fire departments

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Two local fire departments are getting a financial boost to help save lives.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is awarding Plainfield Fire Department $274,860 for fire prevention activities.  As part of the grant, the township must come up with approximately  $14,466 to support the program. 

The Grand Haven Department of Public Safety is also receiving $22,107 in federal funding to improve operations and safety.  Both grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters grant program operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“These grants will help the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety and the Plainfield Fire Department in their vital mission of protecting lives and property in their communities,” said Sen. Carl Levin.

My Town Grand Haven: Library hosts free workshop on how to take better photos

My Town Grand Haven: Library hosts free workshop on how to take better photos

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- In the world of photography, sometimes what you need isn't a better camera, but knowledge of the principles that go into making a great image.

The public is invited to join photographer Jennifer Batts for her presentation "Learning to See Creatively: How to Take Great Photos with Any Camera" on Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Loutit District Library from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Batts will explore ideas, techniques and compositional guidelines for improving your photography. Anyone with any kind of camera can attend and learn something new and can start taking better photos tomorrow.