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Calvin alumna Betsy DeVos confirmed as education secretary

With Vice President Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos, a Calvin College alumna, to be e...

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Hundreds protest Trump’s immigration ban at GR airport

On Sunday, January 29, hundreds of Grand Rapids residents gathered at Gerald R. Ford International Airport to protest Pr...

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Mayor Bliss and Governor Snyder respond to refugee ban

In a statement Tuesday, Grand Rapids mayor Rosalynn Bliss articulated her disappointment with the recent executive order...

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Dozens turned away from Rep. Amash’s town hall

Around one hundred gathered around the doors to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in the freezing rain last Tuesday...

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GVSU’s Common Ground Initiative: Journalists debate race and the American dream

As a part of Grand Valley State University’s Common Ground Initiative, a series that seeks common values in our politi...

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DeVos grilled at senate hearing

The Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, nominee to head the Department of Education, allowed DeVos to express h...

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Michigan’s youngest-ever lawmaker sworn in

As Michigan’s 99th House of Representatives kicked off a new year on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Capitol welcomed the youn...

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Four new charges in Flint water investigation

The criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis has made visible progress for the first time in months as Michiga...

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Calvin students enter 36-hour film contest

This January, Calvin film students go head-to-head with teams from the six other regional film programs in the 36-Hour C...

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Trump to stop in GR Friday

Last time Grand Rapids hosted the president-elect, it was the night before the election — or perhaps more accurately, ...