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Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, addresses crowd at GRCC

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 50 years after the landmark Civil Rights Act was finally adopted as the law of the land, ...

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Michigan same-sex marriage case goes to Supreme Court

A landmark case challenging the status quo of same-sex marriage in America is moving from Michigan to the Supreme Court....

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New tax proposal would increase funding for Michigan roads

Michigan’s shoddy roads may be getting a long-awaited makeover. Governor Rick Snyder signed a set of 11 bills on Monda...

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Grand Rapids offers snowsport activities

Interim at Calvin provides students with additional time to relax and explore a wide range of new interests. While the c...

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Kent County Program seeks volunteers to shovel pathways

A group of people wait in the cold for the bus to arrive. When it does pull up, they push through snow banks to reach th...

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Police perceptions of sexual assault researched

As awareness and action against sexual assault rises nationwide, social work professor Rachel Venema investigated the pe...

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GR forward-future of downtown and river

Downtown Grand Rapids and the Grand River are undergoing a revitalization. GR Forward, a local campaign dedicated to ren...

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Lamp Light Music Festival 2014

The Grand Rapids music scene has come to a living room near you. Over the past weekend of Nov. 7-9, the third annual Lam...

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Neighborhood business awards recognize investment in community

Business in Grand Rapids, especially that of local small businesses, is booming. At the 25th annual Neighborhood Busines...

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IT professionals team with non-profits in GiveCamp

Volunteers from area IT firms used their skills to help non-profit organizations during Grand Rapids’ GiveCamp. A week...