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  1. Tornado hits West MichiganRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 20 | Michigan Radio

    National Weather Service meteorologist T.J. Turnage says Saturday that officials have seen "indications of tornados on radar, and very good indications they have occurred and debris lifted up with them." Turnage says parts of Allegan and Kent counties, and the outskirts of Grand Rapids are seeing some of the worst weather.


  2. Summer spike in blood lead levels in kids higher than usualRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | Michigan Radio

    That's in large part because kids spend more time in their houses, rather than at preschool and kindergarten. They also spend more time outdoors where they can be exposed to sources of lead such as paint dust and soil.


  3. Kentwood officer will not face charges for shooting Lamont GulleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    A suburban Grand Rapids police officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of Lamont Gulley, the Kent County prosecutor's office announced Tuesday. In a 15-page report released along wit h disturbing audio and video footage, Prosecuting Attorney Bill Forsyth says "a review of the facts, and an application of the law to those facts" indicates that "the death was a result of an honest and reasonable belief in the need to act in defense of Officer Hoornstra."


  4. Experts in flood management offered look at Grand RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Experts in flood management will get a firsthand look at flood-prevention efforts in Grand Rapids during a nearly weeklong gathering. More than 1,200 visitors are expected to attend.


  5. Proposed Kent County tax increase would fund zoo, museumRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    A tiger catches a snooze at the John Ball Zoo near Grand Rapids. The millage would help update exhibits and facilities at the zoo and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.


  6. MSU med students see the good, the bad, and the ugly in Cuban health care systemRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Students from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine see the good, the bad, and the ugly in Cuba's health care system. Health care is considered a human right in Cuba, and it's free.


  7. For interfaith relations in Michigan, a lesson from Sierra LeoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Growing up in Chicago during the 1950s was a remarkably innocent experience for me. We lived in a bubble of post-WWII gratitude, and religious diversity meant only Christianity and Judaism.


  8. The Flint Water Crisis is causing Gov. Snyder problems beyond the tapRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Gov. Rick Snyder has seen his poll numbers fall as Flint's drinking water crisis has dragged on since the discovery of lead in the city's tap water. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder testifies today before a congressional committee.


  9. Weeks after Kalamazoo shooting, fundraising efforts for affected families still underwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Just a few weeks after the Kalamazoo shooting, Gene Kopf, the father of a survivor of the tragedy, asked the Democratic presidential candidates in their debate in Flint last night how they would make decrease gun violence in the country. His daughter, Abigail Kopf, was shot in the head during a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo on Feb. 20. Though the four women she was with died that day, she is alive and recovering in the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids.


  10. More than 2,000 people show up for 'unity' game in Muskegon HeightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Shelby High School was supposed to play Muskegon Heights, but Shelby pulled out, citing a shooting after a game in the Heights last month. So Kalamazoo Lakeside showed up to play, nearly two weeks after a series of shootings in that city.


  11. Here are my top 10 Michigan picks for NPR's Tiny Desk ContestRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    It's time to throw away the objective journalist hat for a moment and put on my completely biased music-loving shoes because the submissions are in for NPR'S Tiny Desk contest . The judges at NPR are pouring through all the entries right now to pick their national winner .


  12. Enter to win a pair of tickets to An Evening with Neil deGrasse TysonRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson March 21, 2016 - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI March 22, 2016 - Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI March 23, 2016 - Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, MI March 24, 2016 - Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI Michigan Radio is pleased to welcome astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson to Michigan for four live multi-media events in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor and Detroit, March 21-24, 2016. Dr. Tyson will present an evening of engaging conversation on science, exploration and the world as we know it.


  13. Mich. Supreme Court allows GR marijuana law to standRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    The amendment was approved by Grand Rapids voters in 2012. It makes possession of or sharing marijuana a civil infraction punishable by fines ranging from $25 to $100 with no jail time.


  14. Mich. Supreme Court to consider church-state separation caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether courts may step into resolve a dispute between dueling factions of a Baptist congregation without violating the separation of church and state. The court agreed today to decide whether it will take the case or allow a lower court decision to stand.


  15. Local clerks blast bill to eliminate straight-ticket voting in MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Local clerks and activists panned an effort to end straight-ticket voting in Michigan at a state House hearing on Thursday. Voters would no longer be able to fill in one bubble to vote for every candidate representing a single political party on the ballot.


  16. Despite Snyder's "pause," Syrian refugees continue to arrive in MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    So that "pause" you've been hearing so much about? Governor Snyder's office says that only refers to his prior advocacy for bringing additional Syrians to Michigan - beyond those the federal government typically designates. "To be honest, we haven't seen much of a change, partly because it takes so long for refugees to be vetted, that we had folks in the pipeline already that this announcement did not effect," says Sean de Four, the VP of Children and Family Services at Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


  17. Stateside for Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Since Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, Republican presidential candidates and many of the nation's governors began pushing to keep Syrian refugees out of their states, out of the country. Mayor George Heartwell of Grand Rapids joins us to talk about a different message he sent in a statement at a City Commission meeting this week.


  18. Fear or freedom: Grand Rapids mayor makes case for welcoming Syrian refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Stateside host Cynthia Canty asks Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell about his address imploring his fellow Americans to welcome Syrian refugees. "For us to turn our backs on people now, I think is just to abdicate what it means to be an American."


  19. Michigan and the Bush familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    The last time Michigan voted for a Bush for President, the Berlin Wall was still up, nobody in these parts had ever heard of a twenty-something Barack Obama, few imagined the Soviet Union would ever disappear, and the World Wide Web had yet to be invented. Since then, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush's father and brother have been the Republican nominees for president three times, and Michigan voters each time said no.


  20. Jeb Bush says slimmed-down tax code, fewer enviro regs would help MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says a slimmed-down tax code and fewer environmental regulations would boost the economies of manufacturing states - and promises to adopt that sort of "pro-growth" strategy should make the Republican ticket attractive to voters in industrial states like Michigan and Pennsylvania come November of 2016. "The only way to grow income for the middle class and lift people out of poverty is to grow the economy, and I know how to do it," he told a crowd gathered at the Kent County Republican headquarters in Grand Rapids.


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