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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.  

Downtown Grand Rapids
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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. 

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
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Democratic lawmakers in Lansing say the Attorney General is doing too little, too late.

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Eleven former employees are charged with falsifying records at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.


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The Democratic Party and activists opposing President Donald Trump are teaming up to host a dozen town halls as congressional Republicans try to replace the federal health care law.

The family of a World War II veteran with dementia who was attacked and died after wandering into another man’s room at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans in 2012 has settled a lawsuit against the state of Michigan.

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Thunderstorms packing winds exceeding 60 mph caused damage across Michigan, knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers.


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