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Third district House candidates clash in debate

Emily Cole

November 5, 2016

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Vying for votes on the coming election day, incumbent Republican Representative Justin Amash and his challengers, Douglas Smith, a Democrat, and Ted Gerrard of the US Taxpayers Party, sparred over issues in a debate at the WGVU...

Flint water crisis: where are we now?

Carolyn Muyskens

October 28, 2016

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One year ago, on Oct. 2, 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder publicly acknowledged that high levels of lead had been reported in Flint residents’ water. Today, after a seven-month-long federal state of emergency and millions of dollars in...

Wolterstorff says “yes” to same-sex marriage

Gwyneth Findlay

October 22, 2016

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Nicholas Wolterstorff, professor of philosophy at Calvin College from 1959-1989, spoke publicly on homosexuality and same-sex marriage for the first time on Oct. 13 at Neland Avenue CRC. The lecture was sponsored by All One Body, a...

Lead poisoning on the rise in Grand Rapids

Emily Cole

October 7, 2016

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For the first time in fifteen years, the number of children poisoned by lead in Kent County increased this year. A 30% increase in children with high blood lead levels in Grand Rapids from 2015 to 2016 has challenged area lea...