Grand Rapids Newswire (Page 6)

Grand Rapids Newswire (Page 6)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Grand Rapids, MI. (Page 6)

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  1. Read Full ArticleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    The City Commission has stuck to it's guns and will require fifty dollars for a license. With a store bought coop, and the permit in hand, it would take a homeowner more than a year to break even on the price of eggs, and that doesn't include feed.

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  2. Mayor's Task Force Report On Reducing Crime In GRRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    The Grand Rapids City Commission got its first glance at a comprehensive list of more than 50 recommendations aimed at reducing violence in Grand Rapids today. The 25-page report from the Safe Alliances For EveryoneTask Force, introduces new community crime prevention initiatives and identifies several crime prevention strategies that serve as "best practice models" across the country.

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  3. City vets 'SAFE' recommendationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    As many as 50 recommendations spread out over five categories were offered to city officialw by a task force formed in response to violence last year. The task force was formed in response to an uptick in violence in Grand Rapids last year.

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  4. Jury Selected in McDonalds Drive-thru Shooting TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    From our partners from WOOD TV: A jury has been seated in the trial of a woman accused of opening fire on a McDonald's drive-thru window because her burger didn't have bacon on it. The jury was selected in Shaneka Torres's trial on Monday.

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  5. Tourism On The Rise In MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    Despite unusually cold, wet weather, Michigan's tourism industry experienced steady growth in 2014. And thanks largely to an improving economy, that momentum should continue this year.

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  6. Fire Danger Remains HIGHRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    Officials say there's a risk of wildfires in parts of Michigan's Lower Peninsula amid recent dry weather. The state Department of Natural Resources says that about 600 wildfires are reported in Michigan each year, mostly in April through June.

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  7. Report Says GR Residents Need More Access to Fresh FoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    From our partners at WOOD TV: A recently released report by the Food Trust shows Grand Rapids is among the cities in Michigan where residents have limited access to fresh and healthy foods. "Here in Grand Rapids we do have a big concern about accessible healthy food options," said Emma Garcia, the Hunger Response Director for Access West Michigan.

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  8. It'll Cost This Much To Raise Chickens In GRRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids city residents will soon be able to keep chickens on their property. But it will cost more than chicken scratch to get a permission slip from city hall.

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  9. GR considers allowing skateboards on city streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    Car and bicycles already share lanes on Grand Rapids city streets, but soon skateboards, roller skates and long boards may be added to that traffic. Grand Rapids city commissioners will get their first look at a proposal next week that would remove the ban on skateboards and similar modes of transportation on downtown streets.

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  10. City backs away from "shared street" conceptRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids city hall has decided to go ahead and repave the south half of Bridge street this year, but the grand plan of narrowing car lanes and widening sidewalks to create what is called a "shared street" concept with pedestrians won't happen in this decade, if at all. The cities two first ward commissioners floated the idea after hearing about a similar plan being used in .

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  11. Wild Otters Spotted on the Grand RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    From our partners at WOOD TV: Photographer Bruce Ling of Kent County says he sees otters on the Grand River several times each year. Otters are native to Michigan, and are typically encountered in the wild in northern Lower Peninsula or in the Upper Peninsula.

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  12. Security stepped up at Ford airport following threatRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    Officials say security has been stepped up at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in western Michigan following a bomb threat. The Grand Rapids airport says in a statement that it got a threat specific to its terminal building around 4 a.m. Wednesday and is ``taking appropriate precautions.'

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  13. Grand Rapids' Silver Line wins goldRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    The seven-month old Silver Line - the new bus service for Grand Rapids - is a success. That's the word from Grand Rapid transit officials today.

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  14. EGR adds LGBT measure to booksRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    The East Grand Rapids City Commission passed a measure adding sexual orientation and gender identity to its non-discrimination ordinance. East Grand Rapids joins 35 other cities in the state who have already added an LGBT clause to their books.

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  15. GRPS Attendance up. Suggests bright future aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    At last nights Grand Rapids school board meeting, members were told the system has picked up 15 students since the last official headcount in October. About 17-thousand children attend City Schools.

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  16. GRPS: Graduation rates calculated unfairlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids Public School officials say the way the state calculates graduation rates isn't fair to a district like theirs, which they say has "high poverty and high needs." Speaking to 24 Hour News 8 after Monday night's school board meeting, district spokesman John Helmholdt said that the only way for the district to boost its overall graduation rate would be to stop factoring in the graduation rates of those with special needs and alternative education students into the overall district average.

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  17. Construction Season 2015 in West Michigan BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    The City of Grand Rapids will close the intersection of Michigan Street and Fuller Avenue NE for two weeks in April for road work. During the closure at the busy intersection, crews will replace 25-year-old concrete that the city says is in poor condition.

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  18. Car crashes into Saint Marys building in GRRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    The crash happened at the Peter M. Wege building on Lafayette Avenue SE south of Cherry Street in Grand Rapids. The car crashed through a door, hitting a man who was standing near it.

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  19. Flight from GR Makes Emergency Landing in ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    From our partners at WOOD TV: A plane flying from Grand Rapids to Chicago was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday due to mechanical problems, according to a Chicago aviation official. Go Jet Flight 3645, which provides services for United Airlines, was able to safely land around 4:24 p.m. E.T. at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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  20. Police crackdown ahead of St. Patrick's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

    Celebrations early this week for St. Patrick's Day - as many as 20,000 people expected to flock to downtown for the annual Irish on Ionia celebration. The 5th annual event takes up three blocks of downtown Grand Rapids and comes three days before St. Patrick's Day.

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