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Experience Grand Rapids new program seeks to reach out to visitors

Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan, has annual attention from ArtPrize and has been crowned “Beer Cit...

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Many of homeless youth are LGBT, study finds

According to a recent report put out by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), between 20 and 40 percent of Am...

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$1 million bikeway to be constructed in Grand Rapids

A long-awaited bicycle route will be constructed next year on the west side of Grand Rapids. The route is approximately ...

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Reducing feline overpopulation, one stray at a time

When Carol Manos got a local wild cat spayed to prevent her own cats from getting pregnant, she wasn’t expecting it to...

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Homelessness changing in GR: younger demographic emerges

Imagine someone trying to scrape together enough money for rent. Imagine someone having to come to Mel Trotter Ministrie...

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Grand Rapids .1k race raises money for muscular dystrophy

Many high school boys play golf and some may even play in a golf scramble. Not many high school boys start a golf scramb...

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Grand Rapids offers wide variety of holiday activities

Do you find yourself looking for a distraction from the endless studying and stress that comes along with the end of the...

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‘Holiday It Forward’ provides an unconventional method of giving

For the second consecutive year, community members are making the holiday season brighter by participating in an unusual...

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Michigan Senators propose Bill 560

In recent weeks, state senators have proposed Senate Bill 560, which — if it becomes a law — would put significant p...

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Christians ask how to best help those in need

Bracing against the frigid wind, a grungy-looking man stands with a sign stating, “Anything helps. God Bless.” He ha...