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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Latest Challenge to Affordable Care Act

For the third time, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, ruling Republican-led states did not have standing to bring the case.

Beaumont, Spectrum Agree to Merger to Form State’s Largest Health System

Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health announced a merger that will create the largest health system in Michigan.

West Michigan Communications Agency Recognized as a 50 Companies to Watch

Grand Rapids, Mich. – West Michigan-based agency, 8THIRTYFOUR Integrated Communications is being celebrated as one of the 2021 awardees for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award, presented by...

Opinion: Significant Lessons in Juneteenth Holiday

A particularly important holiday is coming up - Juneteenth. A celebration of the full emancipation of slaves in the United States. While the Emancipation Proclamation had outlawed slavery almost 2-½...

Thrive Awards Recognize the Leadership of Some of Michigan’s Amazing Women

Statistics show the pandemic has been hard on women in the workforce. The 25th annual Women Thrive Awards honored Michigan women who are overcoming the obstacles COVID-19 has presented.

State to Invest $1.4 Billion of Federal Funding in Child Care Access, Affordability

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a plan to spend $1.4 billion in federal funding in an effort to improve affordability, accessibility of child care.

Little Space Studio Announces Ribbon-Cutting – One Year Later Than Planned

For Little Space Studio in Grand Rapids, the June 16 ribbon-cutting has been 14 months in the making.

U.S. Bank Survey: COVID-19 Accelerated Virtual Care, Healthcare Payments Digitization

MINNEAPOLIS (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on how consumers received and paid for their visits to hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers and doctor’s offices...

Stay-at-Home Michigan Residents Used 5% Less Juice in 2020

With so many people working from home and meetings being held virtually, it stands to reason electricity consumption would have risen sharply during the pandemic. Not so.

West Michigan Nonprofits Expand Partnership with Shared Housing Collaboration for Local Families

Two Grand Rapids-based nonprofits are expanding their partnership and helping find transitional housing for families who are homeless.

Davenport First Michigan School to Earn Fidelity’s Transformation Award

Davenport University has become the first Michigan school to capture the Award for Institutional Transformation from ACE/Fidelity Investments.

The Right Place launches Diverse Business Directory for Greater Grand Rapids

Feeling it is the group's responsibility to be part of the diversity solution for local businesses, The Right Place has launched its Diverse Business Directory,

GE’s Latest Acquisition Could Help Open A New Chapter In Precision Health

Julia Casey is a biochemical engineer by training, but she is also a dealmaker at heart. “I like doing deals,” says Casey, who serves as general manager of GE...

AT&T Launches Animal Assisted Therapy for First Responders

In advance of the 2021 storm season, FirstNet, Built with AT&T – the nation’s only network built by public safety, for public safety – is introducing “ROG the Dog” animal...

Michigan Ready for ‘Return to Normal’ as State Lifts Many COVID-19 Restrictions

As June 1 arrives, the state has lifted a variety of COVID-19-related restrictions, particularly on outdoor sites like stadiums, concert venues and the like. All restrictions are set to be lifted July 1.

AmeriCorps Awards $600 Million in National Service Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, announced more than $600 million in AmeriCorps funding, including grants and education...

GE: Floating Wind Turbines Could Help America Meet Its Renewable Energy Goals

Over the past 20 years, wind power has become an important component in America’s renewables mix. Wind farms have sprouted in many parts of the country, and now they...

Wells Fargo Awards $1 Million to Assist Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

WASHINGTON -- Wells Fargo is awarding $1 million in grants to provide support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and small businesses in response to the COVID-19...

As Pandemic Capacities Lift, Restaurants Struggle to Find Staff

Capacity restrictions for restaurants and bars are set to ease June 1. But restaurant owners are struggling to find staff to handle the rise in customers.

GE, DARPA Team To Build Mobile System For Making DNA And RNA-Based Vaccines

Standing in a lab on the GE Research campus in Niskayuna, New York, John Nelson holds up a sample of synthetic DNA inside a vial that is small enough...
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