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  1. Fifty years ago, a Grand Rapids astronaut died in Apollo 1 disaster that changed NASA foreverRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 27 | Michigan Radio

    Today marks 50 years since NASA faced one of the organization's biggest setbacks. On Jan. 27, 1967, a fire during a preflight test for Apollo 1 killed the three astronauts on board.

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  2. Michigan Party Chair: Dems need to prove we're the party of working people, not corporationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    There is no way to sugar-coat the results of the November election if you're a Democrat. It was a disaster, anyway you cut it.

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  3. New Year's Eve celebration looking to have record crowd in DetroitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Thousands of people are expected to be in downtown Detroit to watch the "D" drop on New Year's Eve this Saturday. He said if the weather forecast holds, this year's event will be one of the warmest since the "D" drop began.

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  4. Mi Gop chair McDaniel picked to run RNCRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    President-elect Donald Trump wants Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel to be national party chairwoman, in part as a reward for the party carrying Michigan for the first time in 28 years. The choice of McDaniel to serve as Republican National Committee chairwoman was confirmed Tuesday night by a person familiar with Trump's decision.

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  5. Mich. prosecutors balance new rights of juvenile lifers against promises made to victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    In his office in downtown Grand Rapids, Kent County prosecutor Bill Forsyth has stacks of boxes up against a long wall. They're labeled and stuffed with transcripts, police reports, autopsy reports.

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  6. The lone elected Democrat in Ottawa County is a public servant worth imitatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Ottawa County is a pretty lovely place on the western shore of Lake Michigan, a little south of Grand Rapids. I know it primarily for two things: the tulip festival in Holland, and for being the most Republican county in Michigan.

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  7. Five-acre plot in Grand Rapids once used in ArtPrize exhibit getting a big makeoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    A team of eight community partners, including Grand Rapids Public Schools, health providers, and artistic groups are working together on a big project in Grand Rapids' Roosevelt Park neighborhood. The group of organizations, along with help from the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association, are taking five acres of blighted properties and transforming them into new mixed-income homes and apartments, a public high school, and a community center.

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  8. More high schools switch to 8-man football as participation dropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    From 2009 to 2015, 44 schools in Michigan dropped 11-man football, while 8-man footballs schools went from 8 to 47. Our conversation with John Johnson and Kevin Bellefeuil. Johnson is communications director with the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

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  9. Black-owned businesses band together to boost opportunity, culture in Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Wealthy Street used to be a predominantly African American business district, but Robinson told us there are only two black-owned businesses there today. One proven way to give local businesses a boost is by grouping them together and building a brand.

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  10. Kent County voters approve two ballot proposalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Voters in Kent County approved two separate measures to support a zoo, museum and improved services for an emergency dispatch. A millage increase will help pay to repair and improve exhibits at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

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  11. For the first time in more than 10 years, enrollment up at Grand Rapids Public SchoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    School board members Jen Schottke, Tony Baker and Wendy Falb, with Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal Wednesday afternoon. Leaders of Grand Rapids Public Schools say they've gained 160 students this school year, finally reversing a downward trend that's lasted more than a decade.

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  12. Federal lawsuit challenges MI's ban on ballot "selfies"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    Michigan does not allow people to take pictures in polling places. State officials say the photo ban helps protect against intimidation and vote buying.

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  13. School inside Grand Rapids Public Museum wins $10 million to help expandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    The XQ Super School Project announced the national award today. The institute says it offered the money to get schools "to rethink and redesign the American high school."

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  14. Creating useful places to talk with youRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    You may have read the recent news that NPR decided to discontinue online comments at NPR.org. Editors at NPR reasoned there are better ways to connect with people than what these sections at the bottom of news articles provide.

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  15. Tornado hits West MichiganRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2016 | 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.

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

    Aug 15, 2016 | 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.

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  17. 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."

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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