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Five Grand Rapids museums will open free this Sunday

Five Grand Rapids museums will be free and open to the public this Sunday, April 26, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. as part of t...

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Plaster Creek Stewards event teaches about stormwater and rain

Committed to changing the polluted reality of the local watershed, the Plaster Creek Stewards encouraged participants to...

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East Hills hosts Made in Michigan celebration event

This weekend, the East Hills neighborhood, located at the corners of Diamond, Lake and Cherry Streets, is hosting a cele...

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FarmLink connects West Michigan farmers to local restaurants

“There are a lot of people talking about local food. FarmLink’s doing local food,” Jerry Adams, co-founder of Farm...

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DisArt Festival opens in downtown Grand Rapids

The first weekend of the two-week DisArt festival drew disabled and able bodied individuals alike to downtown Grand Rapi...

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An interview with Bing Goei, Director of the Michigan Office for New Americans

“We believe that when Michigan welcomes immigrants, Michigan thrives,” reads Welcoming Michigan.org, a publication o...

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DisArt Festival seeks to change perceptions about disability through art

Friday, April 10, marks the start of the DisArt Festival, a 15-day event seeking to change perceptions about disability ...

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Grand Rapids to buy riverfront land

The landscape along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids may soon be reimagined. In a proposed $10 million deal with...

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New legislation to crack down on human trafficking

In a state entrenched in human trafficking, a new law will require training for health care professionals to identify th...

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Women and the Environment Symposium challenges attendees to confront privilege

“When the environment is unhealthy, society is unhealthy,” a panelist stated at the fourth annual Women and the Envi...