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

    Thursday Feb 4 | 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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."

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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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  10. Stateside for Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Zach Saginaw, who goes by the name Shigetto, will release a new EP Friday. Michigan Radio's Emily Fox talked with the artist about his music.

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  11. Michigan corn growers say they need a more stable renewable fuel standardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    The National Farmers Union released a report this week claiming delays in setting ethanol fuel standards are depressing corn prices. "Corn used to be a nice crop to grow, but basically at today's prices it's a break-even crop," says Jeff Sandborn.

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  12. Domestic violence 'wanted' poster distributed in Grand RapidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Headlined "Love Does Not Hit," a wanted poster has been released by Silent Observer, a Grand Rapids crime-stopper organization, to bring attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The poster shows 24 people with outstanding arrest warrants on domestic violence charges in the Kent County cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming.

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  13. Unique project paving the way for future of collaborationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Curator and co-founder of SiTE:LAB, Paul Amenta, tells us that the project includes 10 buildings on almost five acres of property, and each building was handed over to a different artist or collaborative group. "There happens to be a small church a there's also an auto-body shop, and then the rest of the buildings are residential houses," Amenta says.

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  14. Credit downgrades another sign of trouble in Michigan's schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Analysts say the credit downgrades won't have an immediate impact on school operating budgets. And Moody's is one of three major rating agencies.

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  15. Union alleges Grand Rapids bus system administrators threatened demonstratorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    This is one of the flyers union members say they were handling out to people at The Rapid Central Station earlier this month when security officers allegedly told them to leave or face arrest. The union representing more than 300 bus drivers and mechanics in Grand Rapids is suing the public transit system in federal court.

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  16. Rosalynn Bliss is Grand Rapids' next mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    Rosalynn Bliss will be Grand Rapids' new mayor. Bliss soundly defeated her opponents in today's primary, winning 66% of the vote and negating the need for a run-off election in November.

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  17. John U. Bacon talks trade deadlines, U of M's apparel contract, and Jeff BlashillRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    The Tigers came out of this past weekend 11.5 games behind AL Central Division leaders the Kansas City Royals. After the Red Sox, "beat the crap out of us," as described by Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, there's some question as to how things are going to play out approaching Friday's trade deadline.

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  18. Major upgrades to Grand Rapids sewer system mean cleaner beaches in Grand HavenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    It took almost 30 years and $400 million, but Grand Rapids has finished updating part of its 100-year-old sewer system. "It puts a stress on the system that overloads it.

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  19. Listen: Grand Rapids mayoral debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    All four Grand Rapids mayoral candidates, Rosalynn Bliss, Robert Dean, John George and Willard participated in a town-hall style forum hosted by Michigan Radio, The Grand Rapids Press and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Each candidate was given the opportunity to make an opening statement, followed by a question-and-answer session.

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  20. Watch: Grand Rapids mayoral debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Michigan Radio

    All four Grand Rapids mayoral candidates, Rosalynn Bliss, Robert Dean, John George and Willard participated in a town-hall style forum hosted by Michigan Radio, The Grand Rapids Press and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Each candidate was given the opportunity to make an opening statement, followed by a question-and-answer session.

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