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  • GR Rotary Club Vintage & Antique Sale returns with new features

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–  The Rotary Club of Grand Rapids East prepares to host it’s 40th annual Rotary Antique Show, October 24-25. Proceeds will benefit select West Michigan organizations. It’s at a new location this year. Also new to the event, the club is inviting guests to get into the vintage spirit. Event chairman Stan Moegenborg explains.  

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    GM Foundation donates thousands to Grand Rapids community

    WYOMING, Mich.– A foundation focused on giving back to the community plans to donate thousands of dollars to West Michigan. The General Motors Foundation is splitting $20,000 in grants to four organizations within the Grand Rapids community: Feeding American West Michigan, the Greater Wyoming Community Resource Alliance, the West Michigan Veterans Assistance Program and the West Michigan Action Council. The money is focused on family services, educational programs and job training. The Foundation also announced the GM Operations Facility on […]

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    Man plans 2,600 mile journey to honor brother

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A West Michigan man is planning a five-month wilderness trek from Mexico to Canada in an effort to honor his late brother and raise money for those suffering from mental illness. Jonathan Lundy lost his younger brother, Logan, in a car accident back in December of 2012. Lundy said his brother also struggled with anxiety and depression. Since his death, Lundy said he’s been looking for a way to remember his brother, a young man who loved helping […]

  • Wyoming mentoring program seeks more volunteers

    WYOMING, Mich. — One hour a week. That’s what the people behind OneWyoming 1on1 say will help a student reach their highest potential. In its second year, the OneWyoming 1on1 looks to add more volunteers. The One Wyoming 1 on 1 Mentoring Initiative was launched on February 2, 2012, and began mentoring students in the fall of 2013. “We set a goal of 10 perent of the school districts students,” explained Jack Ponstine, program coordinator with One Wyoming. Out of 11,000 […]

  • Fighting human-trafficking through art

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich,–   Educating the public about human trafficking is nothing new at ArtPrize. But Women at Risk International has partnered with an artist for the first time and have an entry devoted to the topic. Pamela Alderman is the artist behind The Scarlet Cord.  The piece highlights children that have been sex-trafficked and says the piece is about hope and healing. While the stories and images seem surreal, it’s a harsh reality in the U.S, even West Michigan. “We […]

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    Supreme Court urged to hear same-sex marriage cases as new term begins

    WASHINGTON — A new Supreme Court term starts Monday and many are wondering if the topic of same-sex marriage will find its way onto the docket. Gay marriage is not among the cases set to be heard this term, but those on both sides of the debate feel it’s the justices’ obligation to settle this national issue. As is stands, 31 state ban same-sex marriage. In Michigan, it’s an issue hundreds are waiting an answer on. Back in March, a […]

  • Triple shooting outside Chicken Coop restaurant

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–  Three people are hurt during an overnight shooting. It happened in the parking lot of the Chicken Coop restaurant, located at 1156 South Division SE, early Saturday morning. Officers said they got a call just before 3 a.m. but when they showed up at the scene, they found more than 15 shell casings but no victims or even witnesses. A fight is believed to have escalated into gunshots being fired, according to investigators on scene. According to […]

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    New living opportunities coming to Medical Mile

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich,–  New living opportunities are coming to the Medical Mile and Michigan Street corridor. Construction already start on 616 Lofts on Michigan, located at 740 Michigan Street NE in Grand Rapids. The new $14.5 million project is a four-story mixed-use building. There will be 54 market rate apartments and 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail space.   According to Monica Steimle, Director of Development for 616, there is a high demand for downtown housing. Steimle reports their […]

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    “It could come back to haunt you;” Wyoming police warn about sharing images

    WYOMING, Mich.– Be careful what you put out there on social media, because it could come back to haunt you. That’s the warning Wyoming police officers have for students. This, after a sexually explicit picture involving teens from Grandville went viral. “Once it’s there, it’s there forever and you’re never going to get rid of it,” explained Chris DeBoer, school liaison officer with Godfrey Lee Public Schools. Videos, pictures, even texts; they may be gone, but not for good. “[Teens] […]