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  1. Superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools announces retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 17 | Michigan Radio

    "It just made me know that I want to take more time with family and spend time with my grandkids," Weatherall Neal said. Weatherall Neal has been in that role for seven years, but she still has some things she wants to accomplish before she steps down.

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  2. Gerald R. Ford airport will donate coins from security check to homeless peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | Michigan Radio

    The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has added boxes where passengers can drop coins before going through the security checkpoint. Tara Hernandez, the Marketing and Communications Director for the airport, says that money will be donated to Mel Trotter Ministries, which helps people experiencing homelessness find their footing in West Michigan.

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  3. GRPD is seeking input from 25 high school studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 29 | Michigan Radio

    Grand Rapids police want to hear what high school students have to say. So the department is asking 25 students to join its Youth Advisory Council this fall.

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  4. Join Michigan Radio for Issues & Ale - The Downtown DilemmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Issues & Ale: The Downtown Dilemma Tue, Sept 11, 6:30-8:00 PM Bill's Beer Garden 218 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 . Many urban centers, including Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Detroit, are booming, but that's changing the look and character of these areas and impacting who lives there.

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  5. Some environmentalists think the PFAS action level should be much lowerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The chemicals are commonly used to manufacture plastics, paper and leather and have been linked to testicular, ovarian and kidney cancer. Lisa Wozniak, the Executive Director of the MLCV, says the current advisory level of 70 parts per trillion isn't safe for children.

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  6. Health officials worried about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Kent County health officials expect to see cases of West Nile virus before summer ends. That's because there are way more mosquitos found with the virus compared to previous years.

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  7. Grand Rapids downtown shuttle extending hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Beginning August 27, the DASH will run seven days a week. It will also run until 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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  8. Nearly all separated migrant children sent to Michigan have been reunited with familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The U.S. government is scrambling to meet Thursday's court-ordered deadline to reunite hundreds of children who were separated at the border with their parents. But the government admits hundreds of families separated under President Trump's zero-tolerance policy will not be reunited anytime soon.

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  9. Two officers - one white, one black - remember the 1967 Grand Rapids riotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    "We were so ill-prepared. We didn't have equipment, they weren't doing planning," said former Grand Rapids Police captain Victor Gillis.

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  10. Grand Rapids pastor sworn in as third ward commissionerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The vote was supposed to take place next week, but after a lengthy discussion about the city's recently passed marijuana ordinance, the commission decided to vote in Moody. "And to create new things as we talked about tonight.

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  11. Medical marijuana is coming to Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Because of input from groups of varying interests, the ordinance was amended and discussed multiple times this month before the commission could vote on it. Several provisions were made.

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  12. State to reimburse Kent County more than half a million dollars for PFAS workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The Grand Rapids Press reports that the state will reimburse the Kent County Health Department over half a million dollars for the work it's done. Fourteen county health employees took on the issue of PFAS last fall, that's when the emerging contaminant began making local headlines on a regular basis.

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  13. "Sorry to Bother You" director talks Michigan ties, "white voice," and telemarketingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Boots Riley said one of the key themes in the film is that, "There is a way for us to change things." He sees that same theme in Detroit.

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  14. Three migrant dads reunited with their children in Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    It had been three months since these dads seeking asylum in the U.S. were separated from their children. All of whom are under five years old.

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  15. Bethany says 100% of children under five in their care will be reunited with familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    A federal judge said last month the government must reunite all migrant children under the age of five with their families today, and Bethany Christian Services says their agency has met that deadline. In a press conference Tuesday morning, Director of Refugee and Immigrant Services Dona Abbott said, "As of this morning, 100 percent of the children in Bethany's care that were forcfully separated under the zero tolerance policy under the age of have or will be reunified today."

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  16. Grand Rapids residents will help select candidate to fill vacant commission seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The Third Ward city commission seat was held by David Allen until he resigned last month. Allen is focusing on his job at the Kent County Land Bank.

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  17. West Michigan program wants to show high schoolers a new kind of manufacturing jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    This year's high school graduates have walked across the stage and received their diplomas. Now it's time to decide: what comes next? The manufacturing industry is hoping that at least some of those students will decide heading straight from high school into a four-year-college program is not the only path to a successful life and a well-paying job.

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  18. Dingell, Kildee, and Huizenga visit refugee children in Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Michigan members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle visited a refugee foster care facility in Grand Rapids today. Democrats Debbie Dingell and Dan Kildee, along with Republican Bill Huizenga are urging the Trump administration to speed up the process of reuniting families separated at the southern border.

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  19. Congressmen Walberg and Huizenga denied entry to refugee site in West MichiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The two visited with Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids today to discuss legislation that aims to reunite families that were separated at the country's southern border. During their time in Grand Rapids, the two attempted to visit a site where undocumented children were staying, although both declined to get more specific.

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  20. Protestors in Grand Rapids want refugee children and parents reunitedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    In April Sessions announced a "zero tolerance" policy on undocumented immigrants, which caused refugee families to be split up at the country's southern border. President Trump this week announced he'd reverse the policy, and a federal judge ordered a halt to separations -- and the reunification of families that have been separated.

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