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Roosevelt Park Ministry responds to DACA

Hannah Butler, On-Call Writer

September 22, 2017

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Distrust is increasing in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood of Grand Rapids due to the now-uncertain future of those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  73% of the residents in the Roosevelt Park neighborh...

Students run local triathlon

Students run local triathlon

September 15, 2017

GR protests DACA decision

Markee Esterline, Guest Writer

September 15, 2017

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On Tuesday, Sept.5, 2017, Donald Trump announced he will end the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. DACA was put in place by President Barack Obama in 2012. It grants children of undocumented immigrants opportuni...

Kent County voters approve public schools millage

Carolyn Muyskens

May 5, 2017

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Local elections don’t usually measure up to the high drama we’re used to from last November, but they make a great deal of difference by determining the nitty-gritty of how money is spent in communities, and that can have...

Grand Rapidians march in support of science

Carolyn Muyskens

April 21, 2017

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Hundreds of Grand Rapids science advocates will take to the streets this Saturday. March For Science Grand Rapids — which also coincides with this year’s national observance of Earth Day — is a satellite of the natio...

This week in Lansing

Carolyn Muyskens

April 6, 2017

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The Michigan Senate and House have adjourned for two weeks, until April 18 and 19 respectively. In the meantime, bills and resolutions are in various stages making their way through the process of introduction, committee approval,...

Proposed healthcare bill sheds light on ACA’s impact

Tanner Vincent

March 10, 2017

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House Republicans unveiled the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on Monday. The bill revises key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The AHCA would gradually decrease the Medicaid expansion of the A...