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Kent County voters approve public schools millage

Carolyn Muyskens

May 5, 2017

Filed under Local

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...

State Supreme Court rules against Christian florist

Nathan Stripp

March 10, 2017

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in 2015 that same-sex marriage is a right that states must recognize, there have been several highly publicized stories involving Christian business owners who refuse to provide their services...

Diesel fuel found leaking into Plaster Creek

Carolyn Muyskens

March 3, 2017

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A Kentwood resident called 911 on Tuesday to report the smell of diesel fuel coming from Plaster Creek. The firefighters and engineers who responded to the call discovered that the source of the leak was the property of Sweet...

City commission approves bike-sharing study, delays zoning vote

Tanner Vincent

February 24, 2017

Filed under Local

There was tension in the air at the Grand Rapids City Commission Meeting Tuesday evening at city hall. Much of the public hearing focused on the topic of affordable housing in the city, but a bike-share program feasibility ...