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WYCE Jammie Awards celebrate diverse music styles

WYCE-FM, a Grand Rapids-based independent community radio station, hosted its 16th annual Jammie Awards last Friday, hon...

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Grand Rapids resettles first Syrian refugee family

By late 2014, nearly 9.5 million Syrians, 40 percent of the country’s population, had been displaced from their homes ...

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New community center opens for homeless teens

“People are shocked to hear that there are 200 homeless youth on any given night in Grand Rapids,” says Dan Scott, g...

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Christian romance produced by Calvin alum comes to Grand Rapids

Declared the “anti-50 Shades of Grey,” “Old Fashioned,” a Christian romance produced by Calvin alumni, is challe...

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Grand Rapids city manager proposes police body cameras

In the wake of racial tension and police distrust stemming from the events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, N.Y., th...

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Grand Rapids could elect its first female mayor.

Kicking off her campaign for mayor at Wealthy Theatre on January 28, current City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss drew on he...

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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...