Muskegon

Daniel Boothe

As demolition begins on the BC Cobb Power Plant in Muskegon, Union laborers are protesting  North-Carolina based company Forsite Development outsourcing the demolition and reconstruction of the plant to out of state workers.

“With Muskegon as we know, there is a lot of skilled labor of men and women here, that could perform this work,” Bill Kenney, the President of the Michigan Building Trades and Construction West Michigan chapter said. “So it’s important to us that with the medium income in Muskegon County being only $27,000, there are people that need work.”

Watch Muskegon Go

Dec 1, 2017
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Watch Muskegon Go, a monthly conversation with guests on from the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. Today's conversation is all about Holidays at Lakeside with Angie Nelund.

A special roving microphone segment focusing on Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Agents of Change.

A special roving microphone segment focusing on Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Agents of Change.

Muskegon senior quarterback La'Darius Jefferson has been named The Associated Press Division 3-4 high school football Player of the Year. Jefferson grew up in Muskegon, but spent his first season of high school football playing in Mississippi. He moved to Muskegon for his junior season and it didn't take long for him to make his mark. He shared quarterbacking duties last fall on a state runner-up team and took over on a full-time basis in 2017. 

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Residents in a western Michigan county have voted against adopting a special tax to fund programs for children and families.

The millage question was on Tuesday's ballot in Muskegon County. Supporters had said the money could be used to prevent youth violence, provide after-school opportunities and offer employment help.

A committee would have made recommendations to county officials. Muskegon County court administrator Sandra Vanderhyde has said there are "gaps" in public services for people under 21. Muskegon County is northwest of Grand Rapids.

Election Day: Here's what you need to know

Nov 7, 2017

Voters in West Michigan are heading to the polls today to cast their ballots on a number of proposals and elections. 

In the City of Grand Rapids, Commissioner Senita Lenear is hoping voters re-elect her in the city’s 3rd Ward. Originally elected to the city commission in 2014, Lenear faces challenger Kent Boersema, a political science and criminal justice graduate of Grand Valley State University.

3 questions with the Candidate: Alan Greene

Oct 27, 2017

This November, voters in Muskegon will head to the polls and choose between four candidates running for two City Commission at Large seats. In anticipation of the election, this week, WGVU is profiling each candidate. 

Alan Green attended Grand Rapids Community College and is 61 years of age. A lifelong Muskegon resident, Green is seeking public office for the first time this election, and WGVU asked him three questions.

3 questions with the Candidate: Ken Johnson

Oct 26, 2017

This November, voters in Muskegon will head to the polls and choose between four candidates running for two City Commission at Large seats. In anticipation of the election, this week, WGVU is profiling each candidate. 

Commissioner Ken Johnson is a lifelong resident of the City of Muskegon, and a graduate of George Washington University in Washington D.C.

Originally elected in 2013, Johnson is seeking re-election as Muskegon City Commissioner at Large, and WGVU asked him 3 questions.

3 questions with the Candidate: Dan Sybenga

Oct 26, 2017

This November, voters in Muskegon will head to the polls and choose between four candidates running for two City Commission at Large seats. This week, WGVU is profiling each candidate in anticipation of the election.

Dan Sybenga is the Dean of Academic Affairs at Muskegon Community College. Originally elected to the city commission 4 years ago, Sybenga is seeking re-election as City Commissioner at Large in Muskegon.

WGVU asked Sybenga three questions.

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