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A Muskegon father of five suffering from multiple sclerosis is hoping to raise enough money to pay for  stem cell therapy in Mexico. While the disease has intensified in the past three years, Brandon Beach says when he first found out that he had been diagnosed with MS, he didn’t believe it. 

Muskegon’s economy looks strong in 2018, but a recession may be on the horizon. That’s according to an economist who presented Muskegon’s Annual Economic Forecast to the cities Chamber of Commerce.  Dr. Paul Isley is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, and presented the Annual Economic Forecast at the Muskegon Chamber of Commerce Business for Breakfast Friday. 

A cousin of a man charged in the slaying of a 25-year-old western Michigan gas station clerk has avoided additional jail time for helping him afterward. A judge sentenced 49-year-old Kevin Bluhm to time served Tuesday for being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Jessica Heeringa. He had been jailed since September 2016. Bluhm pleaded no contest to the charge.

Crashes amid fresh snowfall snarl traffic in Michigan

Jan 2, 2018

A police chief says only three people had minor injuries in a chain-reaction crash involving about 40 vehicles on a snowy southwestern Michigan highway. The Friday afternoon pileup on U.S. 31 near Muskegon included several vehicles sliding into each other and others going off the roadway. Muskegon Township Police Chief

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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.

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