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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...

Oil floats on the surface of Plaster Creek near Breton and 32nd street.  The fuel was traced to a trucking company. Photo courtesy the Grand Rapids Press.
Diesel fuel found leaking into Plaster Creek

A Kentwood resident called 911 on Tuesday to report the smell of diesel fuel coming from Plaster Creek. The firefighters...

City commission meetings are held in two Tuesdays a month, and are open to the public. Photo courtesy Grand Rapids Press.
City commission approves bike-sharing study, delays zoning vote

There was tension in the air at the Grand Rapids City Commission Meeting Tuesday evening at city hall. Much of the publi...

Attendance was 20-25% lower than the average school day. Photo courtesy the Grand Rapids Press.
5,000 students absent on day of protest

Approximately 5,000 Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) students skipped school last Thursday, Feb. 16 in protest of Pres...