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John Ball Zoo turns 125 years old

John Ball Zoo, the 10th oldest zoo in the U.S., meets a milestone this year by turning 125 years old. To celebrate this ...

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Gov. Snyder proposes mental health service privatization

In February of this year, Michigan governor Rick Snyder proposed the fiscal 2017 state budget, one that would call for t...

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Grand Rapids Public Museum and Hope Network provide support for autism

On April 27, the Bridge Walk for autism awareness through Hope Network is having its second annual event, and this year,...

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Art Outdoor Project promotes local artists

With a claim to fame such as ArtPrize, it’s no surprise that the art scene in Grand Rapids is one that continues to th...

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Ladyfest GR highlight local female talent

Though Women’s History Month has just passed with the ending of March, the time for celebrating the accomplishments of...

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Discover Grand Rapids through GoSite

Marking one year on April 4, GoSite, a welcome center and information hub, has been successful in providing recommendati...

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Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump win Michigan primary

Tuesday marked Michigan’s turn to vote in presidential election primaries, and while some of the outcomes were expecte...

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Grand Rapids Public Schools revise selection process

Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) recently changed the selection process for its theme schools and centers of innovatio...

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Madcap adds second location

Madcap Coffee, established in 2008 by Ryan Knapp and Trevor Corlett, will be opening a new Grand Rapids location in spri...

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Local First supports West Michigan

Grand Rapids is a city booming with local businesses, big and small, and this economic success wouldn’t be nearly as s...