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Trump chases Grand Rapids votes with last-minute campaign stop

Donald Trump took the stage at the Deltaplex Arena just outside Grand Rapids around 1:20 p.m. on Oct. 31, nearly an hour...

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Flint water crisis: where are we now?

One year ago, on Oct. 2, 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder publicly acknowledged that high levels of lead had been reported in Flin...

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Film festival features feminist talent, topics

The third annual Feminist Film Festival took place this Sunday at Wealthy Theatre in Eastown, Grand Rapids. The event ho...

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Wolterstorff says “yes” to same-sex marriage

Nicholas Wolterstorff, professor of philosophy at Calvin College from 1959-1989, spoke publicly on homosexuality and sa...

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Poetry comes to life at Motionpoems film festival

“I think poetry is dead,” said Todd Boss, co-founder of Motionpoems, pausing briefly before he added, “just kiddin...

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Former Calvin professor wins $200k grand prize at ArtPrize

On Friday Oct. 7, James Mellick, a former Calvin art professor, was announced the winner of the ArtPrize 2016 Public Vot...

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(106) Gallery opens final show featuring 13 ArtPrize entries

On the night of Friday, Sept. 23, 400 visitors attended the opening reception for the exhibition “Inked, Pressed, Cut ...

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New bookstore Books and Mortar encourages community

A new chapter began for booksellers Chris Roe and Jonathan Shotwell with the grand opening of their bookstore Books and ...

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In light of ArtPrize: responding to the city’s needs

With the beginning of the eighth year of ArtPrize, a harsh light is shed on the many issues surrounding homelessness in ...

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Lead poisoning on the rise in Grand Rapids

For the first time in fifteen years, the number of children poisoned by lead in Kent County increased this year. A 30% i...