Grand Rapids

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Officials in Grand Rapids have adopted a new policy that bars most city workers and staff from asking residents about their immigration status, with the exception being the police. 

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Is it church music? Or is it an opera in disguise? This weekend, the Grand Rapids Symphony performs Verdi’s Requiem. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley sat down with the Symphony’s new music director, Marcelo Lehninger to talk about one of the maestro’s favorite pieces.


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Three men on Michigan's sex offender registry have settled a federal lawsuit over housing requirements that restrict where they can live.

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A western Michigan bar has apologized for asking a veteran and his service dog to leave the establishment.

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The retail giant Amazon is looking for a second home and there are a lot of contenders trying to land the project being called “H-Q-2.” At stake are many thousands of jobs and a new economic anchor for the winner. 


A federal judge has ordered former Major Leaguer Baseball player Chad Curtis to pay $1.8 million to a young woman who accused him of inappropriately touching her when he was a volunteer coach at a western Michigan high school. 

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It’s Tuesday night at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids. The orchestra is preparing to play music by Giuseppe Verdi, but taking the podium is Maestro James Meena, new artistic director of Opera Grand Rapids.


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Voters in Grand Rapids will decide next month whether to authorize a tax to support the city's library system for another 20 years.

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A pet shop in western Michigan says an exotic bird that was swiped while an employee was helping a customer has been found.

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The Michigan Court of Appeals has ordered the City of Grand Rapids to turn over to MLive Media Group police recordings about a car crash involving Kent County Assistant Prosecutor, Josh Kuiper.  

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Grand Rapids is moving forward with plans to remove and prune 3,000 trees near city streets that present potential hazards. 

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Next month, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will open a new research facility in Grand Rapids.


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Construction in a neighborhood in western Michigan has revealed blocks made of wood that were used to build roads in the late 1800s. 

A report says troubles at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans’ Home are largely resolved.

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Michigan State University's College of Engineering is offering a one-credit co-op course to engineering interns in western Michigan. 

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