After Failed Vote and Much Debate, Muskegon Commission Re-Elects Spataro for Vice Mayor

At its January 2 organizational meeting. the six commissioners present split 3-3 on a vote to re-confirm commissioner Larry Spataro as the city’s vice mayor. See how today’s debates played out.

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Muskegon County Pulls Back Some Funding For New Public Defender Office

Due to protests from all 60th District Court judges, misdemeanor defendants will continue to be handled by privately contracted attorneys instead of the new Public Defender Office.

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Muskegon Heights Public School Academy Charter District Slips Onto Deficit Watch List

This is not to be confused with the deficit that Muskegon Heights Public Schools continues to carry from before it outsourced educational and other services to Mosaica Education in 2012.

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Muskegon Area District Library Pursues New “Storyville” Project For Kids Ages 0-5

Intended for children ages 0-5, Storyville creates an environment where children can appreciate reading and literacy before formal schooling.

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Muskegon Heights Water Rates To Rise On January 1, 2014

This is not the same as the large increases in sewer rates that Muskegon Heights and other municipalities across the county have been enacting yearly for several years now.

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Thanks to Those Who Helped With Our Twelfth Annual Turkey Giveaway

Thanks to the many people and organizations who contributed to this year’s event. Click through to see who helped.

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Muskegon to Share Zoning Administrator with Muskegon Heights

Both cities will sign a memorandum of understanding laying out Muskegon zoning administrator Mike Franzak’s work for Muskegon Heights. Click through to read the details.

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Senior Nutrition Program at McGraft Park to End in December

Senior meal operations will move to Tanglewood Park on Seminole Road in Norton Shores. Click through to see what happened.

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Consumers Energy Gives More Details on BC Cobb Plant Shutdown

Two timelines are possible right now, according to Consumers Energy decommissioning program manager Keith Welcher.

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