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Human trafficking a problem in West Michigan

There are 27 million men, women and children living in slavery around the world. Human trafficking is the modern-day ver...

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Local First aims to strengthen local businesses

Local First is working to promote local businesses, protect the environment and develop meaningful relationships in the ...

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Grand Rapids faces problems with panhandling

On the corner of East Paris and 28th Street in Grand Rapids is a woman named Gene. She holds up a long sign explaining t...

Pestka announces his candidacy.
Pestka challenges Amash for 3rd district representative seat

Last week Steve Pestka took some time out of his busy schedule to stop by Calvin and talk with a number of students rega...

Jan Pieter Balkenende of the Netherlands was a key speaker at the event. File photo
West Michigan thinks globally during Gala Initiative

Business leaders from West Michigan and about two dozen business leaders from the Netherlands met at the West Michigan G...