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Muskegon Lake could be delisted as toxic hotspot by 2019


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Muskegon Lake is on a restoration fast track and could be removed from a list of toxic hotspots on the Great Lakes by 2019.

The cleaning up includes a project that just finished at the Grand Trunk property, where cement, slab wood, and industrial fill was removed. Now native plants are growing and a two mile stretch of the lake is better for fish and wildlife.

If Muskegon Lake is going to be removed from the list of Great Lakes toxic hotspots by 2019, a dozen more projects on the lake need to be completed. Local environmental leaders like Kathy Evans say there's no time to stop and celebrate the work that's finished on Muskegon Lake because 2019 is not that far off.

Money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is paying for most of the restoration work, money U.S. Senator Carl Levin helped secure.

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Muskegon leaders expected to approve medical pot ordinance


MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- City leaders are expected to pass an ordinance later this month to regulate the use of medical marijuana. It outlines where and how much pot can be grown and includes fees for a license and mandatory city inspections.

The nine-page proposed medical marijuana ordinance would require caregivers, dispensary operations, and growers to obtain a license at city hall. There would also be a $1,500 application fee and cost $1,100 yearly to renew the license.

Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson says the ordinance would bring the medical marijuana industry out of the shadows. He says fees are needed to cover the cost of inspections by city staff. "These would be inspections by our compliance team to make sure the rules are being complied with."

Caregivers, dispensaries, and grow locations could grow up to 72 plants in locations other than neighborhoods.

Sex offender sweep in Muskegon Heights concludes


MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A joint law enforcement sweep of sex offenders in Muskegon Heights wrapped up Wednesday.

Authorities were checking to see if the offenders were compliant.

Of the 113 sex offenders interviewed, 18 were found to be non-compliant. Of those, four were arrested for felony sex offender violations. Those individuals could face four years in prison.


School rankings show districts' points of pride, areas for improvement

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan's annual school accountability scorecards are out.

 

The report ranks schools according to factors like attendance and how well they meet goals set by the state's education department.

 

Schools that fall in the bottom five percent of the rankings are considered "priority" schools and are placed under the supervision of Michigan's school reform officer. There are 138 schools identified as "priority" schools. Nearly half of them are on that list for the fist time.

 

At least two West Michigan districts with priority schools also have schools among the state's top performers: Grand Rapids Public Schools and Godwin Heights Public Schools.

 

School rankings show districts' points of pride, areas for improvement

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan's annual school accountability scorecards are out.

 

The report ranks schools according to factors like attendance and how well they meet goals set by the state's education department.

 

Schools that fall in the bottom five percent of the rankings are considered "priority" schools and are placed under the supervision of Michigan's school reform officer. There are 138 schools identified as "priority" schools. Nearly half of them are on that list for the fist time.

 

At least two West Michigan districts with priority schools also have schools among the state's top performers: Grand Rapids Public Schools and Godwin Heights Public Schools.