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#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 ...

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...