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Kent County voters approve public schools millage

Local elections don’t usually measure up to the high drama we’re used to from last November, but they make a great d...

Books and Mortar in Grand Rapids sits on Cherry St. off Lake Drive in East Town. Photo courtesy librarythings.com.
Local bookstores celebrate Independent Bookstore Day

All across the country, independent bookstores hosted celebrations on the last Saturday of April on Independent Bookstor...

GRPD presents findings at town hall meeting. Photo by Tanner Vincent.
Inside the GRPD racial bias study: Calvin students describe their role in the research

Calvin student Grace Maurer and Calvin alumnus Ari Vangeest led teams of surveyors last fall to study racial bias in Gra...

GRPD presents findings at town hall meeting. Photo by Tanner Vincent.
Study finds black motorists twice as likely to be stopped by GR police

The Michigan First Credit Union on Breton Rd., across the street from D&W where many Calvin students shop, is a nond...

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Grand Rapidians march in support of science

Hundreds of Grand Rapids science advocates will take to the streets this Saturday. March For Science Grand Rapids — wh...

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This week in Lansing

The Michigan Senate and House have adjourned for two weeks, until April 18 and 19 respectively. In the meantime, bills...

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Proposed healthcare bill sheds light on ACA’s impact

House Republicans unveiled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Monday. The bill revises key parts of the Affordable C...

Baronenelle Stutzman stands in her flower shop. Photo courtesy Tri-City Herald.
State Supreme Court rules against Christian florist

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in 2015 that same-sex marriage is a right that states must recognize, there have...

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GVSU revises free speech policy after lawsuit

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) loosened its regulation of on-campus free speech last week as part of a settlement ...

Eastern Ave. CRC hosts a training to make Grand Rapids a safe community for immigrants. Photo by Allison Colberg.
GR community rallies support for immigrants

The fate of undocumented immigrants living in the United States is at question now more than ever as new national polici...