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Dozens turned away from Rep. Amash’s town hall

Carolyn Muyskens

January 29, 2017

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Around one hundred gathered around the doors to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in the freezing rain last Tuesday, Jan.17, waiting to hear if they would be allowed inside. They had come to participate in U.S. Rep. Jus...

DeVos grilled at senate hearing

Carolyn Muyskens

January 29, 2017

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The Senate confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, nominee to head the Department of Education, allowed DeVos to express her passion for school choice and respond to criticism relating to conflicts of interest. But at times the...

Michigan’s youngest-ever lawmaker sworn in

Carolyn Muyskens

January 13, 2017

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As Michigan’s 99th House of Representatives kicked off a new year on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Capitol welcomed the youngest legislator in Michigan history. Rep. Jewell Jones, D-Dearborn Heights, is 21 years old. Jones is study...

Four new charges in Flint water investigation

Carolyn Muyskens

January 13, 2017

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The criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis has made visible progress for the first time in months as Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged four people with crimes related to the case on Tues., Dec. 20. Darne...

Calvin students enter 36-hour film contest

Juliana Ludema

December 9, 2016

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This January, Calvin film students go head-to-head with teams from the six other regional film programs in the 36-Hour Challenge, hosted by the Grand Rapids Film Festival (GRFF). For the competition, teams script, shoot, edit and s...

Trump to stop in GR Friday

Carolyn Muyskens

December 9, 2016

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Last time Grand Rapids hosted the president-elect, it was the night before the election — or perhaps more accurately, the morning of the election. Donald Trump was late to his own rally and didn’t begin speaking until 12:30...

Michigan begins Stein-led election recount

Carolyn Muyskens

December 9, 2016

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Editor's Note: This article was written on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Michigan’s sixteen electoral votes weren’t officially Trump’s until last Monday, Nov. 28 — nineteen days after Trump clinched the presidency. The margi...

#NotMyPresident protests fill streets in downtown Grand Rapids

Carolyn Muyskens

November 18, 2016

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Chanting “Donald Trump has got to go,” and “Love trumps hate,” protesters took to the streets of downtown Grand Rapids last week Thursday and Saturday as part of a national movement united under the hashtag #NotMyPresident. On th...

Lehninger debuts as GR Symphony music director

Carolyn Muyskens

November 5, 2016

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Marcelo Lehninger was greeted by raucous applause the minute he stepped onto the stage last Friday to lead the Grand Rapids Symphony for the first time as its new music director. Lehninger, who was born in Brazil, is just 37 ...