Grand Rapids

3:09 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Grand Rapids students to wear uniforms by 2016

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As part of a transformation plan, the Grand Rapids public school district wants to ease-in to uniforms for every grade.
Grand Rapids - The Grand Rapids public school district says it plans to phase in a dress code over the next three years requiring all students to wear uniforms. The West Michigan district detailed plans for the dress code on its website. The move is part of the district's transformation plan.
4:14 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Demolition Monday kicks off blight removal in Detroit

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The $52 million dollar project may be the largest residential blight removal Michigan’s history.
Detroit - Gov. Rick Snyder joined city and congressional officials Monday to kick off what was described as the largest residential blight removal in state history, using part of $52 million in federal aid to start tearing down five abandoned homes on the city's west side. Authorities worked with the U.S.
3:41 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Detroit, Grand Rapids get funds to tear down abandoned buildings

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Five Michigan cities in all are going to split $100 million of federal money to get rid of blight.
DETROIT, MI - Detroit will get the lion's share of $100 million in federal funds to remove blight in Michigan cities. Gov. Rick Snyder announced Tuesday morning Detroit will receive $52.3 million in federal money to fight blight. Four other Michigan cities will split $37.4 million to pay for projects to preserve property values and fight crime.
7:55 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Former President Gerald Ford remembered in home town of Grand Rapids 100 years after his birth

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Ford passed away in 2006.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Navy Capt. John Meier remembers clearly the words that President Gerald R. Ford spoke in 1976, the year of America's bicentennial. Meier, who was 12 at the time, recalled the patriotic vigor the country's 200th birthday instilled across a nation sore over a turbulent 1960s, the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal that put Ford in office.
Local Music
5:57 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Given Name: Band asks 'How much control do we have in our lives?'

From left to right: Drummer Brian Voortman, lead guitarist/vocalist Jacob Bullard, and pianist Laura Hobson.
Credit Antrim Dells

The Grand Rapids band Antrim Dells is probably best known for their haunting melodies, soft acoustic guitars, and three part harmonies. Antrim Dells is having a release show for their new album called Given Name on Saturday at Nice Gallery in Grand Rapids.

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