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  • Another America in Bloom Competition: Nancy DeBoer

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    Gary Stevens chatted with Holland City Councilwoman At Large Nancy DeBoer on July 15, 2013, as the America in Bloom competition announced its two judges that will tour Holland on August 1-2 to evaluate the Tulip City in the 2013 competition.

  • The "Vehicle of the Future" is in Zeeland Tonight: 12 PM News, Sports & Weather 07/12/13

    Friday, July 12, 2013

    Today’s Headlines: There’s a text messaging scandal crossing the Allegan-Van Buren county line involving a Bloomingdale High School student and a Cardinals coach; even though a select few knew the result in advance, a crowd that gathered at Hope College last night to view the latest Jeopardy TV show cheered local product Mark Japinga as he won in his first appearance; the center of vintage and classic vehicles in West Michigan this weekend is downtown Zeeland; last week’s admission by the White House that a one-year delay on implementing the business mandates of the Affordable Care Act is akin to tossing raw meat into shark-infested US House waters; the Tigers look to salve the sting of losing two of three to the last-place White Sox when they host Texas tonight; the weather winning streak along the Lakeshore continues.

  • A Busy Night for the Holland City Council: 12 PM News, Sports & Weather 07/11/13

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    Today's Headlines: It was a busy Wednesday night for the Holland City Council, dealing with pay raises, bees, and DeZwaan; Holland's library wants to be part of the Michigan Secretary of State's new network, but are awaiting further instructions; the George Zimmerman trial is even turning heads of court officers across the country, as one Lakeshore prosecutor explains; the Lakeshore's Congressman agrees with Washington pundits who call the Junior Senator from the State of Michigan's student loan rate plan "a pathetic non-solution;" the Tigers hope to shine as bright as the sun in a matinee against the Men in Black from Chicago's South Side today; the winning weather streak along the Lakeshore continues.

  • A Pathetic Non-Solution: Bill Huizenga

    Thursday, July 11, 2013

    During their weekly conversation on July 11, 2013, Gary Stevens chatted with US House Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland) about the student loan rate debate, trust in government in the wake of the IRS scandals, the Affordable Care Act and M&A legislation.

  • Can Ottawa Co. Live Without Road Commissioners? 12 PM News, Sports & Weather 07/10/13

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    In a report given to Ottawa County Commissioners yesterday, a 12-member task force presented both the pros and cons of abolishing the county’s Road Commission and having the overall board take over oversight of county roads; plans have been finalized for the Wolverine Futurity harness racing card at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds two weeks from tonight; it may be summertime, but there’s no break in activity in the Holland Public School District; Michigan lawmakers are considering comprehensive prison sentencing reforms; a final version of a plan to guide, prevent and manage aquatic invasive species in Michigan is now available online; the Tigers look to bounce back from last night’s thrashing; picture-perfect weather conditions will continue along the Lakeshore.

  • A New Plan to Fight Invasives: Patty Birkholz

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Gary Stevens chatted with former state lawmaker Patty Birkholz (R-Saugatuck), now the West Michigan Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, on July 10, 2013, on the new plan to guide, prevent and manage aquatic invasive species that was put on the state DEQ site.

  • A BPW Ultimatum to a Lakeshore Community? 12 PM News, Sports & Weather 07/09/13

    Tuesday, July 09, 2013

    Today's Headlines: The proverbial clock keeps ticking towards the end of Holland BPW electrical service in Laketown Township; it's never too early to learn and obey the rules of the road, as an unnamed 12-year-old Zeeland Township boy found out yesterday afternoon; for the second time in three years, a Hope College graduate wants to become the junior US Senator from the State of Michigan; the Tigers are back home after taking three of four in Cleveland; a pleasant day before and after Wednesday storms along the Lakeshore.

  • Facts About Foreclosing: Brad Slagh

    Tuesday, July 09, 2013

    In light of a story about a foreclosure fight in Wayne County, Gary Stevens chatted with Ottawa County Treasurer Bradley Slagh about the foreclosure process during a July 9, 2013 conversation.

  • Paradoxes: Fred Upton Jul 9

    Tuesday, July 09, 2013

    During the weekly conversation on July 9, 2013, Gary Stevens chatted with US House Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) about some governmental paradoxes - the White House citing good progress on improving government accountability and efficiency while the IRS scandal mushrooms; the doom and gloom of the Sequester fading as the budget deficit is shrinking as a direct result of that action; and the calls for more refineries in Michigan to deal with high gas prices while the EPA isn't inclined to issue any more permits for such facilities anywhere in the US.